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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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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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Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 21- Images of Women

This exercise was split into 2 parts. The first task was to construct a visual essay using only newspapers and magazines as our source. The first essay had to show the visualisation of women today and the second showing the … Continue reading

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