So, a lot has happened since the beginning of the semester.
First and foremost, I finished my dissertation right on time! And I have to say that I am quite pleased with the outcome. Or at least I was the day I handed it in. But since we are getting the grades sometime in summer, there's no point in wondering whether I could have done something better or not. All in all, I am happy for finishing in time and ending up with a paper to be proud of.
After emerging out of the writing bubble that I'd been inhabiting for the past months I took some downtime and went to London to visit a friend and take a breather from the academic life - and post-dissertation partying.
Another milestone in my artist career was opening my first solo show a week ago in Finland. Even though the exhibition is a rather modest one it is still my first, and on top of that, two of my bodies of work are going to be on display for two weeks. Any kind of visibility is a huge plus for an undergraduate such as myself. Furthermore, there are three more upcoming exhibitions before my official graduation - including the graduate show itself. These are all very small venues but just getting my work out there for free is extremely beneficial regarding my life post-university.
A few shots from my exhibition in Helsinki. The crazy balloons at the background weren't my aesthetic choice by the way...
Now I'm focusing on my current project, and checking out internships and such every now and then. Filming on HDV-tapes is a completely new technical challenge, and I'm also learning about working with audio, and a lot of other techie stuff that I know very little of. There is a lot of work to be done before the semester is over, so I'd better get back to it right now.