This week you will form a small team within your cohort (2-6 people) and devise a simple ‘micro project’ that you can develop and complete in a few hours, over the course of a couple of days. You will present your work on a forum and in the webinar at the end of the week.
To find your creative partner(s), post a single sentence or image to the forum below that could form the starting point for a piece of collaborative work. A text could be a headline, a piece of prose or poetry, or anything you like. An image might be your own, or somebody else’s. Be sure to reference all sources.
Please do this from Friday 8th - Tuesday 11th October. When contributions start to be posted on the forum, ‘reply’ to posts, either with words or with images, to find out where your common interests are.
In your group, devise a simple strategy you can all contribute to. The project, or work, can be about anything you like. Think about creative ways of engaging with and involving all members of the group and challenging ideas around authorship.
AUTHORSHIP and COLLABORATION: Reflection
Think about your creative practice – your photography – and also maybe aspects of your life beyond or outside of this:
- How have you allowed the input of others to shape your photographic practice?
- What is your attitude towards drawing on the ideas of other people, or their work?
- ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ (proverb). For a collaboration to be successful I think it is important to draw ideas from the work of others where relevant to your own objectives.
- Where do you see the line between ‘collaboration’ and ‘plagiarism’?