Project 1 – Photography: art or science?

Notes re: Gareth Dent’s article "Dealing with the flood..." [accessed 28/11/17] Dent acknowledges, but doesn't move very deeply into, the questions raised by the "problem" or "question" or "issue" of too many images, or what I have called the "new banality of photography". In particular, he notes how other artists (notably, photographers) are responding to… Continue reading Project 1 – Photography: art or science?

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Assignment 3 – Preparation & notes

We were asked to identify an example of re-appropriation within visual communication.  I chose to look at the work of visual artist (painter/sculptor) Kehinde Wiley. His work really resonated me the first time I saw it in Paris at Musee d'Orsay's "Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day"… Continue reading Assignment 3 – Preparation & notes

Introduction to Visual Communications

Notes and initial reflection on Part Three - Visual Communications:  In 2013-14, I completed a certificate in Visual Communications at École Supérieur des Arts Modernes (ESAM). I was hoping to come away with a solid set of graphic design skills. Unfortunately, the course wasn't mature or thorough enough to afford me mastery in that domaine,… Continue reading Introduction to Visual Communications

Project 1: The craft of writing

Exercise 2: Twenty-four hours of text I compiled a list of everything I've read, written, seen or heard over the last 24 hours. So, what makes writing art? I brainstormed this, too, and ended up with far more questions than answers. Feeling stuck and as advised, I ended up referring to my notes from Part… Continue reading Project 1: The craft of writing