Mac Honeyman

Bath School of Art and Design 2015

Kingston University
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Kingston University
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First, label this book ‘Quotes’.

Purchase a few more books in a size you enjoy working in, bear in mind they do not need to be thick, but handy and easily slipped in a coat pocket.

From this list you can pick however many other titles you like for other notebook/s: Song Lyrics, Graffiti, Texts, Autocorrected Messages, Quotes From Films, Lines From Books, Stories I’ve Heard, Sounds, Smells.

Carry these books on your person when in good company, for example, when socialising with housemates, at the pub with friends, parties, dinner with family, etc.

Use the books to document the narratives around you. Record the date and time, the situations, the surroundings, the people. Fill the books with things you encounter – for example ‘Quotes’ should contain words/phrases/sentences that you hear in conversations from the people around you, that you see written down, hear spoken aloud, shouted, overheard on the bus, quotes that you find INTERESTING, from the poignant and meaningful to the drunken ramblings.

‘Graffiti’ could contain the scribblings of a bored student who sat at the desk before you, anonymous tags on walls, signatures in toilets of clubs and so on.

You can write, sketch, collage, stick screenshots and pictures from your phone in the books. When you feel you have enough “research material”, use the contents of the books to construct a narrative of your findings with a dialogue or story line. This can be as detailed or abstract as you wish.

Using the medium of your choice, you must be making sure you incorporate as much of your books’ content as you can, combining image and text.