Dramaturgy

Sociologist Erving Goffman developed the concept of dramaturgy, the idea that life is like a never-ending play in which people are actors. Goffman believed that when we are born, we are thrust onto a stage called everyday life, and that our socialization consists of learning how to play our assigned roles from other people. We …

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Alex Seminar. 26th February 2014

Alex is a “new” lecturer that is in to replace Andy. The process of introducing her to the project was very interesting, and (probably) proved to absolutely invaluable. Fresh eyes on the project with none of the “process” of creating the project to cloud any observations. Alex was very positive towards all the concepts and …

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Project Title?

I have the working title of “Chimera” for the project. However I do like the word.. “Disintegration”  as in in collapsing of a mask.. the disintegration of the mask. I think it is probably better or closer to the essence of the project… Working on a summation: A working summation. “Disintegration” is the exploration of …

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Chris Jordan

The fashionable artist of the green movement… He makes some very acidic observations about the environment and the condition of the world we live in. He visually examines the vast and bizarre measures of society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, …

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CHIMERAS: 1998

In researching Aziz + Cucher I discovered a body of their work that bizarrely (or not) is called.. as my own project is called, Chimera(s). The body of work is powerful, disturbing, and in my opinion brilliantly creative. A failed genetic experiment cross bred with lumpen metallic objects wrapped in skin. “Somewhere between Brancusi-esque bases …

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Notes From Dystopia: 1994

Notes From Dystopia The link to the page is above, and the page is copied below… Much of this Dystopia project, and the concepts of reality and manipulation are valid for the Chimera project. “Simulation is the only truth we can trust.” “The Medium is not the only Message” *** The Human Genome project is …

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Reflections, Thoughts and Next Steps

This week I have had a seminar with Kartini, and I presented my work to the “illuminare” group of fine art students st the University of Northampton. What was very revealing in constructing the PowerPoint, and then making the half hour talk was that the whole process forced me to step back and look at …

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“Scarlet”

Early edits: My feeling is that I will need to stick to portrait crops for the portraits. Overall very pleased with the outcome of the shoot. Jaime is easy to work with, interacts with the camera comfortable and is willing to give her own direction and input to the shoot.

Aziz + Cucher: Dystopia

“An inventory of a bizarre skin growth, DYSTOPIA, seems to document a pathology. It seems clear that at some level this pathology is not only dermatological, but cultural, commenting, perhaps, on the gradual but waxing loss of identity and the means of communication in a technological environment that promotes anonymity and conformity”. —Adrian W.B. Randolph …

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Trulzsch & Lehndorff: (Veruschka)

Veruschka was the very first supermodel. As the one personality who is inseparable from our appreciation of her body, Veruschka (whose real name is Vera Lehndorff) examines her body in relation to beauty, through transfigurations. She wants us to see that there is a major difference between “transform” and “transfigure”: The latter goes much deeper, …

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