I have yet another project that needs to get under way this year – a seminar. I had a hard time finding a theme/topic for the seminar, but I finally found something that I knew I would be excited to present. This seminar will be about tattoos, why it’s an art and its role in culture and society. Refining the concept into a one hour discussion about how people use their bodies was quite difficult. As the research went along there were so many things that came out as possible paths to take with this topic. But, I knew I wanted to make it more related to art and culture than a lecture on people with tattoos.
I am a bit scared of the topic and how persons will take it. I am afraid that people may not take part or attend because of their preconceived notions. However, this is a topic I know I like and want to talk about. I had so many ideas of how I wanted to present this topic and my only duty at this time is choosing which idea will fit best with the message I wish to bring across. Luckily, after some time, I have narrowed my scope and am now working on how to present what it is I have decided to show. It’s a bit tiring but I’m excited nonetheless.