Category Archives: Understanding Visual Culture

Understanding Visual Culture- Tutor Feedback

I have attached the feedback I have received for my last 2 assignments. I have been really pleased with both sets of feedback. There are some points that I could have expanded on and my tutor hasn’t necessarily agreed with … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Assignment 5- What is Reality?

For our final assignment, we had to explore the issues surrounding “the real” in contemporary society. I have chosen to concentrate on reality television shows, in particular “docusoaps” such as “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, “The Only Way is Essex” … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 28- Buffy the Freudian

For the last exercise, we had to watch the season 4 finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Joss Whedon regularly incorporated Freudian and Lacanian ideas into Buffy. We were asked to note any ideological references we could find. The references … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 26- Ecclesiastes misquoted

To begin with, we had to read and make notes on Jean Baudrillard’s “Simulacra and Simulations”. I found this quite a difficult text to understand as it was quite short and there wasn’t much to get in to. I then … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 25- Illusion only is sacred, truth profane

For this exercise we had to re-read Guy Debord’s “Separation Perfected” from the course reader, which we had read as put of exercise 10. https://kunsworthphotography.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/understanding-visual-culture-part-2-the-society-of-the-spectacle/ It was then split into 2 parts. Task 1 required us to find 3 examples … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Assignment 4- Visualising the ‘other’

For this assignment we had to write a formal, academic essay about one or more of the topics covered in Part 4 – Looking and Subjectivity. We were asked to analyse and critique a piece of visual culture text i.e. … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 24- White

This exercise was based on an essay by Richard Dyer called White. We had to read and make notes on the essay. Within the essay 3 films were mentioned (Simba, Jezabel and Night of the Living Dead), we were asked to watch … Continue reading

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