Week Eight - Exploring Contexts

"But context is about more than just status. Certain modes of presentation force us into a particular encounter with the image. A book, for example, tends to demand a linear reading of a sequence of images and a viewing experience is generally an intimate encounter between the image and its reader and might lead us to a different reading of the same image, presented in a different way."

To begin looking at and to design a gallery for our work in progress. The thought process for me is ongoing usually. I tend to create a page then once a month I revisit and amend and change things and so like my task this week my website is always a work in progress. Like shopping for clothes you don't always like what you have bought a few months down the line.

"The materiality of of the photograph is a key concern of many practitioners. This may mean the importance of an image being finely printed, perhaps installed on the gallery wall. It’s more or less impossible to detach ideas of fine art from the two-dimensional image, attached to the wall of a space recognised as a gallery, or more specifically, a space for consuming culture.

Jeff Wall, Picture for Women, 1979 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The gallery is particularly important to those practitioners whose work resonates with ideas around the history of painting, such a Jeff Wall. Some of Wall’s photographs reference specific paintings, such as his re-interpretation of Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882), and another re-working, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) (1993); and in Restoration (1993), a giant, panoramic photograph of art restorationists at work on a ‘diorama’ in Switzerland."

For more on this week please see;

Contextual Research- By reading and research methods

Project Development - Focused on my Final Major Project

Coursework - Individual weekly tasks and assignments

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