Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four

In this essay I am going to be looking at Chris Marker's short film La Jetée (1962) and exploring the relationship between its creative aspects, the message it conveys and its use of photography. I will do this by considering the film's use of still images, visual effects, sound and music, narrative, context and story. I… Continue reading Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four


Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 2

Holiday photos Looking back at my holiday photos, I can identify all sorts of reasons behind why I took certain pictures; some are touristic (e.g. iconic monument or building, cliché subject) and others are 'artsy' (element of abstraction, intention, formal elements, composition, color palette), some are both at the same time, others show an interesting… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 2

Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Notes

Sense of place, scale, depth Ian Berry, GB. Yorkshire. Whitby. 1974 Without people in them, Berry's images might look flat and the place might look barren and lifeless. Berry uses people in their daily activities as elements in his compositions. The message behind would also completely change; right now I see the images as a peek… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Notes

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Richard Long: Curator's Talk Notes Richard Long, Bristol, 1945 Heaven and Earth explores relationship between art and landscape 1960s: abstract expressionism, pop, and British abstraction start to fade. Anti-form, conceptualism, land art, minimalism, performance art, and process art start to arise. 'art as idea, art as action' (idea = concept / action = energy, motion) A… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Photography portrays time and passage of time I really don't think photography is only suited to portraying time and the passage of time. It does do that, but not only that. It can also portray an emotion, opinion, place, a face, a fact, show something educational or simply show something beautiful. Sometimes an image's subject will be… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Room One: Urban (p.27-46) Artists Doug Aitken Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Jean and Louise Wilson Richard Hamilton Victor Pasmore Liam Gillick Dan Graham Borjan Sarcevic Stan Douglas Thomas Struth Points of interest 'To live in the city, must we assume the position of the anonymous stranger?' (p.27) 'Home can be motion at times.' Doug Aitken (p.28) ' architectural protagonist… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Cutting edge Explore websites and other forms of new media and identify examples of cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication. I went back to my exercise of Identifying visual communications in order to recall the different types of visual communications, which are persuasion, information, identity design, authorial content, interactive design and alternative messages. I will be noting whether each of… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Visual conventions for time and place Examples of different visual conventions used to convey time and/or place/space from different historical periods. motion decayed flowers blooming repetition of same action, endless loop time cartoon strip visual description and textual sequence, steps (this, then this, etc.) conveys time (beginning, middle, end) storyboard step by step narrative shows progression… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3