Representations – “Humbug, I tell you! humbug!”

Much has been said about the concept of representation in the visual arts. I myself, in previous blog posts (see here and here), have attempted to dissociate photography from the concept of representation having being propelled to do so due to the grossly mistaken view that shadowed my thoughts about representation for a very long…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 8

The theme set for this week of studies was ‘Workshop Guidance’ and during the week we discussed and read about the various aspects involved when organising workshops with the aim of collaborating with people through photography. For my final major project, I do not intend organising workshops; yet the literature we read during the week…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 7

The theme for this week of studies was ‘Publication Guidance’ and during the week we read a lot about the history, the making and the concept of the photobook. I found all the week’s literature invaluable seeing that I plan to present, once finalised, my current work, related to the final major project I am…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 6

In a few weeks time, I will be setting up on my website an online preview of the work I have collected so far in relation to the final major project I am to submit as part of my studies at Falmouth University. Indeed, I already have a work in progress gallery on my website…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 5

During this week of studies, guided by the theme “Three ‘Surfaces’”, we discussed the three main formats made available to the artist through which s/he may choose to present his/her work, namely, that is, through exhibitions, publications and/or workshops. In this blog post, I would like to discuss the curatorial work that goes on prior…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 4

For this week of studies the theme set was ‘Strategies of Freedom’ and during the week we discussed at length the phenomenon of post-photography, and, more specifically, one of the genres falling under this rubric, namely non-human photography, that is photography that is not mediated by a human agent. From my readings on non-human photography,…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 3

The theme set for this week of studies was ‘Strategies of Sharing’ and during the week we discussed different collaborative practices in photography. Ariella Azoulay states that “collaboration is the photographic event’s degree zero” (2016: 189). In light of such a profound statement, I feel I need to discuss the aspect of collaboration in my…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 2

The theme set for this week of studies was ‘Strategies of Mediation’ and during the week we discussed and read about the strategies of appropriation and remixing in the field of photography, which, very generally defined, refer to the processes which image-makers utilise in their work when making use of the images created by other…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 1

After a short break, studies have recommenced, and the new module for the next couple of weeks shall be ‘Strategies and Surfaces’. The theme set for the first week of studies within this module was ‘Strategies of Looking’. During this week we spoke and read a lot about rephotography. So in this post I shall…

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Positions & Practice – Weeks 10 & 11

The theme set for these two weeks of studies was ‘Criticality’. During these two weeks we were thus asked to conduct extensive research on work by practitioners whose work we felt aligned closely to our own current work and also to look up theory that might help embed our own current work in a theoretical…

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