In Week 8 you are invited to prepare and upload a 6 - 8 minute video presentation which introduces, critically reflects on and contextualises your photographic practice.
You are also asked to provide peer review written feedback to at least three members of the peer group.
The aim of this is to encourage you to consolidate your thoughts, for you to test ideas and begin to demonstrate that your practice is underpinned by a critically informed and reflective position. Reviewing peer presentations offers you the chance to identify and share synergies in your practice, ideas and critical approach.
It also gives you the opportunity to receive additional interim formative feedback, to support you in the final submission of your Work in Progress Portfolio and your Critical Review of Practice.
Really interesting Paul, contextualised and referenced well and you took me on a journey, (no pun intended) xx
I really enjoyed this, with a good level of context, and I was interested to hear you say how "Barthes words of every photograph are a chilling reminder of human mortality." Are there any other citations you can use from Barthes, or other critical theorists, to locate this, to understand it fully? The ambiguity of "Just 3 Words" is a clever inclusion to your work, not only a precise location to where the image was taken but also plays on the image, as your work, and all photography is capable of representing the physical world with such veracity yet it reveals only an interpreted reality. "Just 3 Words" can be coded or decoded by your audience, the “viewer” – that mysterious single entity that lurks at the back of every practitioners mind - in any way they want, allowing them to move beyond the literal and the descriptive.There is a good amount of experimentation with different formats, and discussion of your process, your visual strategies, so well done there. There are also good references and research to other practitioners to your own work, which is good to see, but its always of benefit to discuss an image(s) that was less successful for you, and why, within your discourse.
I've followed your work keenly and yet this still fills in many gaps for me.
I love the way you show how your work has evolved, and am amazed at the related practitioners you have discovered and the inspiration you have taken from them. Your images generally convey a sense of peace and tranquillity, but it is good to see the darker side is not forgotten.Your talk of memory morphing over time reminds me of Chris's work.
Good job, and thanks for sharing.