- The ‘nature’ of your own photographic practice;
- The importance of context in our reading of images;
- Any ideas / visual practices you were particularly interested in;
- Any ideas / visual practices that challenged / shed new light on your existing practice.
For our weekly reflection, some questions were posed in relation to the point above. Here are my thoughts so far.
At the start of week 1, we reflected on the shape-shifting contexts in which we consume photographs, and considered Roland Barthes’ (1977) idea of the ‘channel of transmission’.
Barthes says – “The photograph is a message. Considered overall this message is formed by a source of emission, a channel of transmission and a point of reception.”
John Berger calls attention to the shifting contexts and meanings of photographs, saying that “An image is a sight that has been recreated or reproduced. It is an appearance, or a set of appearances, which has been detached from the place and time in which it first made its appearance and preserved – for a few moments or a few centuries.”
Here are my notes following the session.
Alice through the looking glass
Last week I went to London to celebrate the launch of my friend Alice’s solo-show at Tintype gallery. I wanted to be there on the opening night to support Alice, but mainly to see her new work up close.
Alice Browne’s first solo-show at Tintype Found, presents new paintings, works on paper, and objects. This new body of work explores our relationship to earth, discovery and ownership. – Tintype Gallery
A list of some of the key sources and references I have consulted during the course of the MA so far.
Please note: This list will be regularly updated.
Martin Creed is and artist and a musician, and in this short interview, he articulates a number of things which resonate with me. He explains his thoughts and feelings about the ‘field known as art’, all of which have helped me make sense of a lot of things on a personal level.