This first part of the course starts to develop a framework for communicating ‘Place’ building on discussions in:
- landscape photography and landscape theory
- psychogeography and literature on ‘walking’
- postmodern discussions of ‘gaze’, identity and media in sociology and the arts
It considers in particular dimensions of:
- Whose place? different perspectives and interests. Looking particularly at what might be meant by ‘the female gaze’
- When place? places change over time – even over a few seconds – short term, long term, historical perspective and layers – the past is always present
- Subjective perspectives: exploration and deepening understanding over time and role of imagination
- Imagination and how I want things to be. Selective erasure (eg cars and rubbish bins). Selective perceptions eg reading into textures.
It explores multiple perspectives and media in relation to one location: The Grand Arcade, Cambridge.
Assignment 2a Life in the Grand Arcade explores a range of different sketching and cartooning media, both physical and digital, to develops a set of new images in response to Illustration 2 Assignment 2: Spirit of Place
Assignment 2b then explores different perspectives and identity from a more socio-political perspective building on work with mixed media collage and printmaking in Printmaking 2:
- Project 5.1 Grand Arcade focusing on a range of different collage perspectives on ‘the gaze’ – particularly the ‘female gaze’
- Project 5.2 Arcadia Recycled
- Project 5.3 In Search of Arcadia