Exercise 1 - Sustainability Definition of sustainability: The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. As in ‘the sustainability of economic growth’; Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. As in ‘the pursuit of global environmental sustainability’. (Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sustainability, accessed 18 Feb 2018) Thinking broadly, write a… Continue reading Project 1 – The life cycle of textiles and materials
It's time again to review how the course learning outcomes are reflected in my work for the Photography section of this course. Can I demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of contemporary practice in the creative arts? The photography section was a great platform for exploring a range of contemporary art practices, precisely because… Continue reading Part Four – Learning Outcomes
Can a place exist in a state of perpetual change? [With reference to "Room Eight: Heterotopias and Non-places" (pages 172-3, Place)] This question makes me uncomfortable because I feel like the answer is so obvious: to me, all places exist in a state of perpetual change. How could it be otherwise? It seems cliche to… Continue reading Project 3 – A sense of place
In Project 3, Exercise 3, we were invited to experiment with landscape shots from a range of viewpoints. I decided to opt out of this exercise, as photography is not one of my areas of focus, but did feel I could consider the exercise using a few of my (talented self-taught photographer) cousin, Paul Gillies'… Continue reading Photographs 5
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?
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
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
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