Globalisation, Colonialism, Orientalism and Visual Culture

Globalisation – is a trend. It is not to be assumed we have arrived yet. With international trade, our concept of “local” has been skewed. Everything is much closer, easier, and more accessible to get to. This is due to advances in technology. We have become global consumers. Markets have converged throughout the world Production … More Globalisation, Colonialism, Orientalism and Visual Culture

Postmodernism

What is postmodernism? This lecture not only informed us of what postmodernism is, but in order to fully understand it, we also looked at what modernism was. Postmodernism – a term used to describe a wide range of visual culture since 1970, including; art, textiles, graphics, products, design. Postmodernism sees responses to mass production, consumerism, … More Postmodernism

A Cultural and Historical Investigation of Cloth

The first part of this task involved reading an excerpt from Lou Taylor’s book “Disentangling Textiles” (Schoeser and Boydell, 2002) about decoding hierarchy and status from textile objects. We were then to visit the National Gallery, choose 6 images; looking at the textiles in the image and analysing it based on Taylor’s model. After reading the excerpt I … More A Cultural and Historical Investigation of Cloth

The Infinite Mix

This exhibition was the perfect mix of contemporary sound and image. A collection of 10 artists and their films. I was hesitant to visit a film-only exhibition (as films usually aren’t my favourite part of an exhibition) however the exhibition had only received excellent reviews and I was not disappointed. I think its safe to … More The Infinite Mix

Rough Guide : integrated task & Psychogeography lecture

Psychgeography: what is it? “The study of the specific effects of the geographical environment” My feelings on psychogeography are that we all do it. We all take photos when we visit somewhere new, collect ephemera from a train journey or document places in journals etc…We often record our surroundings, new places we visit or journeys … More Rough Guide : integrated task & Psychogeography lecture