Monthly Archives: March 2013

memento mori

Memento mori All photographs are memento mori. Memento mori- Memento Mori is Latin for reminder of death. Skulls which are represented in Northern European portraits and still lifes, and South European depictions of saints, of the 16th and 17th centuries … Continue reading

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Visual culture

Signs+ pictures have a cultural identity and you need to already know the meaning of them to be able to understand them. Big brother eye-where does big brother come from? Big brother-1984 George Orwell book, being watched by the thing … Continue reading

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Notes session 3

Notes session 3 O-Gillian ross O-1970-take over philosophy. O-A sign is simply a thing, which has a particular meaning to a person. O-Code driving hazard-coloured yellow sign-for motorists(sloe down and watch out for moose) O-sign of Madonna + child- from … Continue reading

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Gate keepers-who are they? what do they do?

Gatekeepers-a close group of expert insiders,or even conspirators,who determine who is in and who is out,what is worthy of attention and what is not.what is condemned and what is condoned. gatekeepers are often gallery owners who choose whether to grant someone an exhibit. Online- http://www.utwente.nl/cw/theorieenoverzicht/theory%20clusters/media%20culture%20and%20society/gatekeeping.doc/ Viewed-29/12/12 … Continue reading

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The craft council- what is it?

The craft council is the national agency for contemporary crafts.     The crafts council’s goal is to make the U.K the best place to make, see,collect and learn about contemporary craft. The craft council delivers it’s activities through four … Continue reading

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Craft vs Art

Craft vs Art Main craft debates Online- http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/vidio/2012/apr/11/grayson-perry-interview-vidio Decca Aitkenhead and Christian Bennett Viewed-30/09/12-5pm Grayson Perry on crafts vs art http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/videos/g/video-graysonperry-discusses-craft-and-art/ Viewed-30/09/12 Grayson Perry-“craft can be taught to someone else, and they can become as good at it as you. … Continue reading

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What is craft?

Craft – noun- an activity involving skill in making things by hand http://www.vam.uk/content/articles/w/what-is-craft/ 27/12/12    3pm Mark jones(director,V+A museum)-Craft is remembering that art is seen, felt and heard as well as understood, knowing that not al ideas start with words, thinking … Continue reading

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session 1 and 2 notes

Ideas to look at- what is art, reading the visual, the rise of visual culture, assignment launch, reading material, archiving and conservation. Main craft debates–What are they? -Issues of gender. The place of women in craft. Pricing-one off-affordable. Craft verses … Continue reading

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