Category: Part 3

Feb 26

Tutor Feedback on Assignment 3

I was very pleased with the feedback on my last assignment which was generally very positive. The main area of contention was the fact that I used face masks for the self-portraits, with my tutor feeling that they didn’t entirely ‘work’. He particularly didn’t like the F, H and S written on the masks. I …

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Dec 23

Assignment 3 – Self Portrait

Triptych: Father, Husband, Son   A brief introduction for my tutor is given in the linked document, Tutor commentary Assignment 3, full details of the assignment are given below.     As required in the brief for this assignment I kept a diary for a few weeks. When I came to read through it at …

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Dec 23

Exercise: Nigel Shafran

Nigel Shafran’s series is the only one in this part of the course to be taken by a man – did this surprise me? The subject matter – washing up – is one which past gender stereotypes would suggest being taken by a woman. But in this case the subject matter is not who did …

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Dec 23

Exercise: Masquerades

Nikki S. Lee Is her work voyeuristic or even exploitative? There is a sense, perhaps, that whenever other people are being used (not paid models) then there is a form of intrusion involved This is the same with Trish Morrissey. Other people are being used by the artist – models are employed, but these people …

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Dec 23

Exercise: Autobiographical self-portraiture

Reflections on the work outlined in the Project 1 of Part 3 – Putting yourself in the picture.   How do the images make me feel? I think that the images of Francesca Woodman and Elina Brotherus are completely honest and revealing whereas, to me, Gillian Wearing’s images in Album conceal more than they reveal. …

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