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 art(functional), funding.
(craft we agree with) (craft we don’t agree with)
O-is craft defined by what it isn’t?
(what craft isn’t)
O-what is craft? Craft is art but art isn’t craft. Small scale artisan production. Machine made large scale(not craft). Not industrialised. Making stuff by hand. Craft-skill.
Clare Twomey /dale chihuly
O- master crafts.
O-visual culture-sturken+cartwright(2001pl)book-(practices+ looking)book
O-signs+pictures have a cultural identity-you need to already understand the sign/picture to know what they mean.
O-Where does big brother come from? Big brother 1984 gorge orwel /being watched by the thing they are watching.
O-Intertextuality -one text is the t.v show also relates to the book by gorge orwel.
O- Image concurs an absent person/Photo .
O- Kitchener(your country needs you)the power to calm ,insight ,bring you to action.
O-The power to mystify(twin towers/falling man)you project your own interpretation, feeling onto this image.
O- Madeleine makain smiling on a beach. Different meaning if you know who it is and different if you don’t.
O-Pic of shopping mall cctv/young boy holding hand of a toddler(if you knew the boys killed the toddler a different story)
O-Megan stamers/went off with teacher(child abduction)(15 years old)debate(abduction or not.)
O-Susie from Rochdale/regularly picked up from school gates and sexually abused/south Yorkshire sex ring/social workers say-life style choice to be a prostitute.(a lot younger than Megan/totally different reaction in these 2 cases)
O-women once a bird(Leviolin D ingles 1924)Berger 1972(ways of seeing)Barthes(philosopher)
O-Denote-what the image is . O- connote(connotation)-suggested by the image/rely on myth brought into this room.
O-Coca cola+ Vietnam (look at American common policy in2003).
O-Gillian Rose(visual methodologies)
O-connote analysis (coca cola+ Vietnam)
O-semantic meaning(toilet sign)
O-psychoanalysis(big brother eye)
O-images have the power to invoke emotions, media favours the negative/depressing/sad(bad news sells)
O- Gate keepers of knowledge- newspapers, media, editors.
We buy what agrees with us/different newspapers different story/news cleansed by the government/BBC are they the same thing?
O-Kate Middleton, privacy news/100% of story is not data/anecdote -story/plural is not data.
O-Julia Gilard/ news from all sources, trustworthy -not trustworthy /the people will want to have a news they can trust.
O- things we believe – freedom is an important thing
O-in class we argue different points of view
O-statistics can be manipulated
O-academically credible sources (Wikipedia is not credible)pier review-getting reviewed by experts.(Athens moodle library account)journals.
O-Goal posts can be moved with debate.
O-the rise of visual culture