Anil chose printmaking and moving Image for his specialisms on Foundation. His Final Major Project consisted of an investigation of an archive of slide photos taken by his father in the 1960s and 70s.
Although it is an unavoidable part of any accredited course, leading to a formal qualification, Anil says that he personally didn’t always enjoy the process of creating his digital presentation for assessment. However he does feels it is "a useful tool to communicate ways of working, explaining research methods and ideas development”. He preferred to use time in the studio, making work: “As an artist who likes learning though process, through doing and reflecting, I would have appreciated more time in the printmaking studio, in particular, to explore and investigate the potential within print processes.”
In the moving image specialism, by contrast, he felt more readily able to focus, due to the digital nature of production and the speed of assembling, compiling and exploring ideas.
Anil’s Final Major Project was produced through experimentation, with the final form achieved through engagement with materials and process. “I experimented with re-framing the existing slides in order to create new images. I became interested in focusing on the neglected and peripheral areas of an image. In this way the work began for me to be about the process of looking at and re-imagining images, and the re-evaluation of an archive.”