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Photographic Inspirations

Final Project Brief

From the weekly sketchbook ‘responses’, the student should produce a single, lens based exhibition-ready piece. The opportunity exists for the attending student to collaborate with both the schools of Performing Arts and Fashion in all stages of this module.

The themes contemplated within the lecture series should be addressed within the work, and the same rigour applied as in the final product’s production.** In this regard it should be a finely crafted exhibition submission, with great care be paid to its artisanal qualities.

A “Piece” may be interpreted as a single frame, or in it’s broader sense as a collection of images (still or moving) that form a coherent body. It should be primarily lens based, though the student shouldn’t be fettered by traditional interpretations of Photographic practice and instead should feel inspired to challenge them.

The submission must exist both as a singularly unique and finely crafted physical object, as well as being infinitely replicable and readily communicable in a digital form. The student should explore and develop aspects of their final piece that exploit the full gamut of opportunities available in both the physical and virtual environments.***

In short, you are to submit to an exhibition entitled “Picturing the Body”. This exhibition will be both physical and virtual – your work should inhabit and challenge the viewer’s experience in both environments.

* Your practice is your photography if you’re a photographer, however if you’re interested in Curating or Photo Editing or Film Making then the student is encouraged to address the same issues respectively.

** ‘Why’ is more important than ‘How’ – especially when considering the effects of your work on the viewer (you can seduce them with artifice, but why? What was your motive?)

*** In other words – don’t make a picture, and then just stick a virtual version on a web gallery.


 

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