Contemporary photographic culture is defined by its ubiquity and scale: every second, billions of images are uploaded online; new cameras promise to capture the world in greater resolution and detail, beyond what is perceptible by the human eye. At the same time, artists are working with photography in new ways: large-scale photographic prints and installations and public interventions have replaced the small, enframed prints which populated Gallery walls only a few decades ago. This course will explore a range of methodological, political and aesthetic issues arising from these shifts in image culture. Through a series of practical projects, students will work the dynamics of visibility and size in photography from the pixel to the gigapixel, and the logistics of exhibiting large scale photographic works - from the print to screen. Students will engage in a process of investigation, and will individually research the contexts and concepts relevant to their projects.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- utilise a range of skills relevant to the discipline, in response to workshop briefs;
- explore the potential of materials and processes used in contemporary photomedia practice;
- investigate the inventive and personal application of concepts and processes; and
- develop independent projects around concepts and themes.
School of Art and Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of studio work (80) [LO 1,2,3]
- Studio Theory presentation, 5 minutes (10) [LO 2,3,4]
- Research Documentation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
To be supplied on Wattle.
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