Following from Rob Smith’s lecture this evening we were randomly grouped for a collaborative project. My group of Tanya and Mwamba were asked to base our work on an image of the Mona Lisa. In Hastings, East Sussex, I enlarged and copied the image in black and white. This Tanya then photographed from the screen in New York. This was then sent to Mwamba in Zambia who suggested using some Zambian fabric known as chitenge, which he emailed a picture of. I then printed and cut out the fabric image and stuck it to enlarged Mona Lisa, which Tanya rephotographed, all within 20 minutes.
I really enjoyed the idea of collaboration and would be interested in tackling again. I didn’t enjoy the time pressure, particularly as it took several minutes to enter the new hangout and, once there, Mwamba had difficulty entering, and we had difficulty with the speech, so there was little time to physically discuss any ideas as a group.