Week 1 - Introduction and Representation
Thursday 9th January
I kicked off the module with an introduction to #picbod 2014, it’s speakers, task format and main assignment.
- MAIN ASSIGNMENT
We were then really lucky to be joined by Dr Adrienne Evans
who spoke about the representation of the body, both as an outward choice, and returned representation via the media. She touched on recent and relateable examples of debates around sexuality, objectification and empowerment including Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'.
- CONDENSED AUDIO AVAILABLE HERE
(In class we had a number of short tasks, these have been removed for easier listening)
There was time for students in class to speak to graduates of #picbod 2013 and to think about how they might like to push things even further in the form of a module ending exhibition or via another medium.
We explored natural light as an aid in making intimate images in a workshop which twins with a drawing class. The drawing class in fact focused on looking rather than drawing and the relationship between subject and artists, something w all need to be acutely aware of during this class.
- WORKSHOP TASKS
Things were drawn together at the end of the day with a seminar setting this week’s task - ‘The Self Portrait’.
- TASK AVAILABLE HERE
Bonus: This week’s bonus conversation in relation to the self-portrait is with photographer Ross Rawlings:
Photographer Ross Rawlings 'in conversation' for #picbod
from CU Photography
Note: This is the where you will find the #picbod 2014 schedule, directed study items and lecture notes etc. The exciting stuff happens over at the Google+ community where work, ideas and comments are shared with the entire #picbod community.