Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Read Gareth Dent’s article 'Dealing with the flood...' Dent has cited a quote by Robert Frank that I've found really interesting: 'There are too many images, too many cameras now. We’re all being watched. It gets sillier and sillier. As if all action is meaningful. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life. If… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Read ‘Context as a Determinant of Photographic Meaning’ by John A. Walker Notes & points of interest Infinite amount of interpretations vs. consensus about connotation and denotation Reception theory (ideal readers), reception history (actual readers over time) 'But if an image had so many meanings, did this not render it meaningless?' (Introduction) 'We cannot directly share… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Reflection #2

The Importance of Context in Photography I must mention something I've just read from the course text: 'Today photography is by far the most widespread art form and that means we tend to lose sight of the photograph as object.' YESS!!! I agree so much with this. We have stopped focusing on photography as photography and instead pay more attention to the subject… Continue reading Reflection #2

The Pencil of Nature (Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art)

The Pencil of Nature: Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art, p. 3-13 I found Talbot's book so interesting that I've decided to keep reading and making notes of it. I'll be using the version of the book with images found in Project Gutenberg. Notes & points of interest Camera Lucida '...the inimitable beauty of the… Continue reading The Pencil of Nature (Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art)

Assignment two – After feedback (Reflection)

I received my feedback for assignment two. I got really nervous before opening it and actually delayed doing so for a few hours. One of the things pointed out in the report is that I didn't reference any sources, and thus didn't demonstrate that I researched and read around. Since this was an interpretative assignment, I tried… Continue reading Assignment two – After feedback (Reflection)

Project 4 (The Road) – Room Seven: Itinerancy

Room Seven: Itinerancy (p.150-158) Itinerancy: traveling from place to place. Artists Francis Alÿs Robery Smithson Janet Cardiff Rirkrit Tiravanija Shimabuku Impact of time, place and journey on Shimabuku’s ‘Cucumber Journey’ (p.156 - 157) Shimabuku's 'Cucumber Journey' is about the relationship of change and time. He embarked on a two-week-long canal boat trip from London to Birmingham. As he made his slow trip, he… Continue reading Project 4 (The Road) – Room Seven: Itinerancy

Research point – Postmodernism

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. Chapter 1 'The rise of postmodernism', (p.1-12) Points of interest '...postmodernists often follow Marx. They claim to be peculiarly aware of the unique state of contemporary society, immured as it is in what they call ‘the postmodern condition’.' (p.2-3) 'They have a distinct way of seeing the world as a whole,… Continue reading Research point – Postmodernism

Assignment one – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)

Reflection I was very nervous in sending the first assignment, especially after dedicating myself so much to it, and I had no idea what to expect. The feedback was so much more thorough than I expected and I realised how many details I had missed even after re-checking my essay numerous times. There were also some issues about what to… Continue reading Assignment one – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)