13/3 – Feedback

13/3 – Feedback

Sean Carroll
Sean Carroll

Week 10 - Feedback Thursday 13th March

Notes, links, audio and the like will be posted before the weekend This is the week in which students attending the BA (Hons) programme at Coventry will have feedback in tutorial sessions.    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.
6/3 – Submission

6/3 – Submission

Mariya Mileva
Mariya Mileva

Week 9 - Submission Thursday 6th March

Notes, links, audio and the like will be posted before the weekend As this class is in part shaped by students ideas for exhibiting work, it is not clear what form this will take for all until nearer the time. Alongside your physical artefact, the assignment also asks that you create something which will be infinitely shareable via digital technologies to showcase your work. This means that all work produced should be visible to anyone studying.   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.
20/2 – Assignment feedback

20/2 – Assignment feedback

Week 7 - Assignment Feedback Thursday 20th February

Today saw students attend group feedback sessions based on their assignment work, there were also opportunities to have one on one tutorials and technical refresher workshops with Jon and Chantal. You can follow the progression of final assignments on the link to the G+ community below...   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.
Emily Horler
Emily Horler

 

13/2 – The Artisan, Artifact and Digital Repli(can’t)

13/2 – The Artisan, Artifact and Digital Repli(can’t)

Week 6 - The Artisan and Artefact Thursday 13th February

As it turned out we spoke today both about the artifact and the digital artifact - they really went hand in hand. You can find below a short summation of today's lecture as well as some links for further reading. We very much considered the importance of the artifact within the digital age - something which has lead in fact to a surge of interest in items with provenance and often scarcity. Kevin Kelly - Better than Free Nathan Jurgenson - The IRL Fetish Ian Ruhter - Silver and Light Presentation questions found here We also had time to think a little about the main brief for #picbod which can be found linked here. The last feedback session for weekly tasks looked at the ‘Empowered Portrait’ from last week. An artifact clinic completes the day - in this, students and staff together explored various ideas for project artifacts, considered potential problems and aimed for an artifact that supports concept and is not a gimmick.

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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.
6/2 – Empowerment

6/2 – Empowerment

Week 5 - Empowerment Thursday 6th February

Back by popular demand - Anthony Luvera joined us in class today speaking about his work with the homeless, enabling individuals to make empowered portraits and control their own representation. As well as speaking about his 2 year residency in Belfast, Anthony introduced us to his new work.  
  The class also delved into the archive to hear Pete Brook speak about self representation in the US prison system... Feedback on last week’s ‘Negotiation’ task was in the capable hands of Luvera and Chantal Riekel this week, a session I was gutted to miss! The day was wrapped up in the setting of the last weekly task which is in the shape of ‘The Empowered Portrait’. After this task, you are able to invest further time responding to the main assignment. TASK HERE 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. luvera006
30/1 – Negotiation

30/1 – Negotiation

Week 4 - Negotiation Thursday 30th January

The ‘Negotiation’ task was set at the start of the day and can be found via the link... NEGOTIATION TASK In our quest to produce beautiful generative photographic artefacts for the main assignment we had a toning workshop from our darkroom guru Jon Legge. Thanks to Jenny for the video below... Jonathan Worth was in the house today - he spoke about photographing sensitive subjects, the importance of getting the most from a subject in a collaborative manner and his work for various clients. 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.
CC Jonathan Worth
CC Jonathan Worth
23/1 – Nude and Naked

23/1 – Nude and Naked

Week 3 - Nude and Naked Thursday 23rd January 

Notes, links, audio and the like will be posted before the weekend We were joined in class today by Jennifer Pattison! Jennifer talked very openly about her practice and how she encounters the body with her lens. Prior to Jennifer’s talk I introduced the week’s task in the form of ‘Nude and Naked’ and provided some notes to aid our exploration of the Nude/Naked binary, what it can mean for us and it’s history in photography. NOTES HERE TASK HERE Some additional thoughts you might want to listen to as you approach this week's 'Nude and Naked' task can be found in a video here. There was a technical workshop with darkroom guru Jon Legge and a feedback session on last week’s ‘The View from Inside’ task; again, make sure to check out the G+ community to see these responses and share your own. 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.
Jennifer Pattison
Jennifer Pattison
16/1 – The Tribe

16/1 – The Tribe

Week 2 - The Tribe Thursday 16th January

Today saw the attending students introduced and reintroduced to both the Hasselblad Flextight scanner and and large format Toyo camera. While it is likely not a camera many have lying about, the introductory video is included below for your pleasure... Alongside these workshops we spent time reading the work produced as a result of the ‘Self-portrait’ task set last week. The standard of work was incredibly high, and for the most part, readings made by the audience concurred with the author's intentions. Feedback to this work has also been happening throughout the week via the online community so make sure to check out the G+ community to see these responses and share your own. The day concluded with a lecture/seminar looking at what Nan Goldin calls her ‘Tribe’ - the people we surround ourselves with and feel a part of - family, friends and partners. We looked at a variety of work from the likes of... Sally Mann Elinor Carucci Mike Brodie Nan Goldin Larry Sultan Latoya Ruby Frazier Filipe Casaca Larry Clark Nobuyoshi Araki Ross Rawlings We explored a few themes... Making art close to home - Sally Mann Unrelenting documentation as a tool to desensitized subjects to our camera Performance or record in relation to the work of Sally Mann, Elinor Carucci and Latoya Ruby Frazier I then set this weeks task: ‘The View from Inside’ - TASK AVAILABLE HERE And also asked the class to look at Jennifer Pattison's work in preparation for next week - get your questions up on the G+ Community if you are not able to be there yourself. 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. Notes, links, audio and the like will be posted before the weekend
©Nan Goldin
©Nan Goldin
9/1 – Intro and Representation

9/1 – Intro and Representation

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
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  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 on Vimeo. 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.