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In major 2.2 we had a project on material research. My head was just in a totally different place, and I honestly felt like WdkA wasn't the place for me and that there were no possible ways that I could do what I wanted to do. I was just blaming everyone else instead of looking for possibilities. I didn't even know what I wanted to make. It caused me to fail the first attempt of my major assessments. I seriously needed to wake up and stop trying to think I should fit certain boxes. The school has all the possibilities to create new boxes.

I really wanted my re-sit project to focus on my artistic vision. In the competency assessments I got the feedback to not only be able to talk about my artistic vision, but show it. I was vowed for my critical attitude, but I needed to show this more in my work. "Toon deze termen aan in je werk, als een manifestatie van een professionele positie.", "Je hebt interesse in maatschappelijke en socio-politieke onderwerpen. Toon aan hoe deze terugkomen in je werk maar vooral ook in je werkwijze en hoe zich dat uitdrukt in aan \'artistieke visie\'." and "Je presenteert een waslijst van zaken die je nog niet hebt aan gepakt en die wil aanpakken (van thema\'s tot technieken). Maar het is onduidelijk hoe je dat gaat doen en waarom deze van belang zijn voor jouw specieke artistieke ontwikkeling. Welke tool past bij het ontwikkelen van een ontwerphouding die past bij welk thema?". I felt like the way how I labeled my artistic vision at the last competency assessments namely: actuality, relevance and diversity, where more of a compact way of communicating my interests. I wanted to really explore my artistic vision this time by focussing on what I know and love. How to be critical and how to write theoretical influenced papers. I started to develop a new artistic vision around language, critical expression and sociatal influences.

For my final presentation I worked with salt, and connected the whole material research assignment to the theory of ontology. A great philosophy on the hierarchy between humans and non-humans. I chose to not focus my presentation on what I made, but on the things I wrote about and my design approach. The paper I wrote was plain, no crazy typefaces, but it represented my work style. I showed that theoretical research influenced the concept of my work. After this presentation, the teachers had complemented my by saying they were impressed by my artistic vision. From that moment on I knew that what I was exploring was actually making sense to others, and that it started to shape my personal vision.