Tag Archives: OCA UVC Part 4

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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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 23- Black

Before starting this exercise we had to read The Fact of Blackness by Frantz Fanon from the course reader. Our first task was to identify Fanon’s key points and how they relate to visual culture. The main points that Fanon’s makes … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 22- Women Artists

For this exercise, we had to select and annotate 4 works by contemporary female artists, including Sarah Lucas, noting how they relate to the theories and “isms” that have been explored so far. Sarah Lucas Highlights sexuality in quite a … Continue reading

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Gender Bias in Films

Fresh from finishing my last exercise, one of my Facebook friends posted an article called “20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies”. As I had been look at Mulvey’s article “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, I thought … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 20- Gendering the Gaze

To begin with, we were asked to read Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema by Laura Mulvey in the course reader, making notes as we read. I found the article really interesting to read and it made me think about why … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise- Looking, observation or surveillance?

Before completing this exercise, we were asked to read Michel Foucault’s Panopticism from the course reader and make notes. Task 1 Our first task was to look at how video artists, who use themselves as the subject, relate to panopticism. I … Continue reading

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