Context of Practice: 2/10/2014

Lecture Notes

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The two elements of this session:

  1. Defining context
  2. Image analysis exercise

Context =

History: What was happening at the time – could be social, political, economic factors etc.
What is it: what is its purpose, or does it have one? – Context itself helps to understand purpose.
Target audience: Subject matter’s appearance, what it is communicating. Has someone else done it, how have they approached it?
Production: Who produced it, and where did they produce it? Where is it now?
How was it produced: Techniques and processes, materials etc.

Further considerations, which might come in to certain issues I look at, may include…

  • Class
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Sexuality
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Value
  • Sustainability

World-trade Centre

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CoP Practical: Socially Engaging Piece of Art


I spent a while considering what I wanted to create for my socially engaged work, and then came up with the above idea, which the people who I told about it also liked. So I decided to follow it through.

I timetabled my shoot for a Thursday after a lecture, and set out towards Hyde Park. I walked through the Leeds University campus and took a few photos there, too, as I liked some of the autumnal scenes there.
The photos are all below, not in order but showing instead the folders I created as I narrowed them down to what I felt were the most successful images. Continue reading