Project 2: The Archive

The project flows into this exercise. Exercise 2: Re-situated Art Question for Seller re-situates images in a different context and in so doing allows for a new dialogue to take place. Reflect on the following in your learning log: 1. Does their presence on a gallery wall give these...

Project 1: Setting the scene

When thinking of ‘mise en scene’ my thoughts go instantly to one of my favourite photographers of the moment: Alex Prager. With her unmistakable aesthetic style, she literally creates new worlds and a new era in time, with strong associations with the 70s, using realism to form absurdities and...

Project 2: Reading Pictures

Project 2: Reading Pictures Deconstruction, a concept by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, controversial in his time, but of great importance in postmodernist thinking. Derrida used almost 40  publications to clarify and share his ideas.  Break down a concept (text) into the elements from which it is constructed and...

Project 1: The language of photography

Departures If words are arbitrary and images are referents (to the subject), the images of Elliot Erwitt refers to a lot and creates a new subject; Rover, instead of the intended subject: the women’s boots. The project flows directly into this exercise: Exercise 1: Erwitt Analysis The image is...

Project 1: Autobiographical self-portraiture

“It is difficult not to read Woodman’s many self-portraits – she produced over five hundred during her short lifetime – as alluding to a troubled state of mind. She committed suicide at the age of twenty-two.” (Bright) Look up the work of photographer Francesca Woodman online. What evidence can...

Assignment three: Self Portraiture Reflection

Brief: Drawing upon the examples in Part Three and your own research, you can approach your self-portraits however, you see fit. You may choose to explore your identity or masquerade as someone else or use empty locations or objects to speak of your experiences. However, you choose to approach...

Project 3: Self-absented portraiture

J’ai reçu un mail de rupture. Je n’ai pas su répondre. C’était comme s’il ne m’était pas destiné. Il se terminait par les mots : Prenez soin de vous. J’ai pris cette recommandation au pied de la lettre. J’ai demandé à 107 femmes – dont une à plumes et...

Exercise 3: Childhood Memories

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Exercise 2: Self-Representation

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Project 2: Masquerades

Todd Richardson of the University of Nebraska at Omaha opens his essay (Richardson, 2020)with a fresh insight in his abstract, where he frames Nikki S. Lee’s  “Projects” into a folkloristic study: “.. a series of pictures in which the artist poses as a member of various subcultures and folk...