Finals…

The Book “Deconstruction” was started yesterday and completed midnight. Finalised and sent to print. Deconstruction By Alisdair Tait Print Book, 38 Pages Large Square, 30 × 30 cm Created with InDesign Publish date: May 06 2014, 14:03 PDT Last edit: May 06 2014, 23:16 PDT All A1 .tif images cropped, prepared and uploaded to Whitewall …

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Kartini: Seminar 6 May 2014

A1 print picked up, and on balance that is the size that I will go for. Space is limited, as is the budget… 7 A0 Whitwall prints will cost a four figure sum… So A1 it will be. I went through my thoughts for the hanging plan for the final exhibition. My plan is a …

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Exhibition Problems and Solutions

The original idea I had in my head was to have each person displayed on the wall in a series of reveals. Starting as a series of four or five photographs with the fully painted subject, then moving through the process to the end image with little or no paint. The advantage in that method …

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To Do List…

The end is very close, and I cannot afford to lose focus. All decisions must be made by Friday 9th May. I must decide on the pictures for the wall. Decide size of picture, and have them sent off to Whitewall. Close the Blog as far as sending the printed version off to print. Write …

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Project Name…?

I still not have settled on a final name for the project. I find that interesting and strange… One of the reasons might be that the project has metamorphosed gradually and significantly over the months, and in a way has become something unexpected. I started with “Chimera”.. the title of the blog. That fitted the …

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First Print

I printed an image at A0… and the result was important on a number of fronts. The highlights were blown out on the print… so that is unacceptable. I went back into the raw files, and reprocessed with holding onto the detail in the whites. The raw file is correctly exposed, but when I pull …

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Deconstructing “Woman”

The works of Cindy Sherman: JULIA PAOLI I seem incapable of avoiding the work of Cindy Sherman. I stumbled upon this MA paper written by Julia Paoli. It is well written and makes some interesting points that read directly across to my work. Whilst her work relates directly to feminism, I have included myself and …

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Thinking of Printing…

I have started the long process of editing, and decision making as to what images are to be printed. My current thinking is to go for 7 A0 prints from Whitewall. I will need a bank loan… My initial thought was for 5 images. However, I have seven sets of people. I need to think …

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The Male Gaze

The Male Gaze was coined by Laura Mulvey in a 1970s feminist critique of film, but it has since been broadened into applying to all realms of visual art. The very basic idea is that throughout Western art, from the Renaissance painters through modern film, television, advertising, videogames, and comic books, there is an unspoken …

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Male Gaze

In going through the photographs, and thinking on how I was going to display them, and in particular what are the implications of (if any) whether the eyes are open or closed, averted or directed, and does that have a baring on my project. In trying to answer that I came upon the idea of …

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