Tuesday, 21 February 2017

UAL Y02 Blended learning

Hello,

This week you have a choice.

1. If you have some idea of what your basic theme is for your FMP, choose your own artist/photographer and conduct your own research in the way that you've been taught since September.

* Try at this stage to use books and journals, you're going to lessen your chances of attaining a higher grade if you rely entirely on internet based research. (Applies to both tasks).

2. If you're still struggling for an idea at this point choose your photographer on the basis of their technique or use of materials techniques or processes. So this week look at Irving Penn - specifically focusing on the 'Corner' portraits. 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/feb/22/irving-penn-portraits-photography

Remember though it is more important than ever to now compile a bibliography, use quotes and cross reference your quotes with your bibliography.

BTEC 1st year blended learning task

Hello,                                                            Note - Do not copy the text, do not use Wikipedia.

This one is associated with your Unit 01 'Labyrinthine' work.

You need to research Idris Khan. What you need to produce is...

2 Full pages of work if produce as A3 in the format that you're already aware of or...
4 Full pages of work if produced as A4 - 2 pages of images and 2 pages of commentary/analysis.

With regards to the analysis you need to focus on showing that you're aware of the context in which this work is produced (Operational context) and also the historical context e.g. who's work is it inspired by, who and what are Idris Khan's influences?

The images you need to focus on and discuss/analyse are of the type see here (Double click the image below)

For more examples see links below...

http://www.saatchigallery.com/imgs/artists/khan_idris/idris_khan_sherical_gas.jpg


https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.collageplatform.com.prod/image_cache/1010x580_fit/56d5695ecfaf342a038b4568/b8ad2ebd4bbccc247a61464367528996.jpg


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/44/08/a9/4408a995ff46b1eea0c3ef358b2a6de2.jpg

Also look at the Artists Gary Hume who does something similar in a non-photographic manner.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/gary-hume-2403








Monday, 13 February 2017

Old blended learning - Derek Ridgers 'Kylie' Y01

First years (BTEC)
Hello,

This is your blended learning work for this week. It's important to remember this work has to be completed and brought in for assessment each week. Your work will be assessed in the session Monday 13.00hrs. You Must bring the work into college completed.

Look at the 4 links below. Watch the videos, read the articles, make notes print off images. You can also print off the articles if need be, but you must not copy the content unless you are quoting.

Make sure you save the links from the articles you use for your research and add them to a word file as you go along forming a bibliography. This also includes links for your image sources.

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The subject/theme         
Derek Ridgers - Kylie Minogue/Portraits.

Derek Ridgers - Press reviews http://www.derekridgers.com/press/ use the CTRL + to zoom in to the content.

Derek Ridgers discussing equipment (Materials) and technique   https://mag.citizensofhumanity.com/blog/2015/12/10/derek-ridgers/

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsqwg5wtGfo

Kylie image http://archive.derekridgers.com/index.php?module=media&category=gallery/Portraits&start=216

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The main emphasis of your work will be to look at and explain the use of materials, techniques and processes. Prompts to respond to should include...

  • Why was the lighting used?
  • What type of camera was used and why?
  • How does the use of the equipment affect the image (Creative intention)?
You'll be introduced to one of Ridgers images in Dave T's lesson where the image will be examined and analysed in detail. Make sure you make notes and gather as much information from that lesson.

One page should be made up of primarily images with annotations and the other page, the 'key' image that you write about in more depth. see here

Deadline for this work Monday 19th sept 13.00hrs. You MUST bring the completed work in to be assessed.



Old Blended learning - Y02 - Stephen Gill

As second years you know the drill. If you've forgotten, have a look at the link here for a reminder.

This week you will need to produce research material on the Photographer Stephen Gill. Use the links below. Remember it's useful to initially write up your opinion of the images and then...

Watch the videos and read the texts and summarise and write up your response having then learned about the work and the photographer. Use the prompts to write up an analytical response to the work. See the side bar for the prompts or use the list of prompts on the wall in the 'Prep Room'.

Lastly, as you do the research save the links for your bibliography and put them straight into a word filed and do this as you go along.

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The links...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/7813330/Photographer-Stephen-Gill-the-devil-in-the-detail.html

http://designobserver.com/feature/stephen-gill-behind-the-billboard/1807/

Video https://vimeo.com/16767845

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Do not forget the work must be completed and submitted in the first lesson with Dave Thompson the following week.

Old Blended - Y02 Hans Van Der Meer

This weeks theme/subject is Dutch Photographer Hans Van Der Meer and his work "European Fields".

Use the links supplied, have a read through the articles and write up your research work by next Monday. Remember to save the links if you visit other websites to find additional research or images. Keep on top of the Bibliography links and save them as you go along in a word file. When you've completed a page of links for the bibliography print the page out and keep it at the back of your folder.

The emphasis of the current unit is Context, so make sure you have within your written work...

Operational Context - e.g explanations and evidence of the type of work this is - what makes it what it is, use quotes or evidence from the text.

Historical Context - e.g. who is Van Der Meer influenced by, who does his work look like (Painters and recent photographers). Find examples of such work.

This weeks links...
_________________________________________________________________

European Fields.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx1JHGO2k0E * Note the video isn't about European Fields, but gives you an additional insight into the photographers work/Holland and his approach.



Old Blended Y01 - Objectivity in Photography

Read the instructions carefully.

The work here will need to be completed by 26th Sept and assessed on that day (Monday).

The work needs to be produced on A3 paper in the way demonstrated and shown in your classes in the last week. (If in doubt ask).

This week the theme your work will be exploring is 'Objectivity' in Photography.

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When you do your research using the links below, make sure the written work that you produce focuses on Materials, techniques and processes. When you read the articles the information you're looking for primarily is information relating to MTP's...

What materials are used - how and why and how does it help to convey meaning/message.
What techniques are used - how and why and how does it help to convey meaning/message.
What processes are used - how and why and how does it help to convey meaning/message.
What equipment is used - how and why and how does it help to convey meaning/message.

Here's this weeks links (Get started ASAP)!




http://phototheoria.ch/up/portrait_visage_6.pdf


Old Blended learning Y01 - The Bechers

Hello here's this weeks Blended learning task.

The work needs to completed by this coming Monday (October 3rd) ready for the peer review lesson and assessment. Please ensure the work is finished and presented in your A3 folder in that lesson. It should comprise of 2 sides of A3. One side primarily images (Up to 8) featuring other associated images from the same series/period, images of the equipment used, the photographs in situ e.g. in a gallery and images of work that may have influenced the work. On the opposite page you should use one single A5 'Main image' that you write about and analyse in more depth using the prompts.

This week you need to start an additional page which is the start of your bibliography that you'll need to compile and add to on a weekly basis. This will need to be updated and printed off every two weeks or so. It is recommended that you copy the web-links as you do you research directly into a word file. It's also recommended that you prefix the web-link with a one word description of the type of research you've used as demonstrated and explained in class today.

Images 
Interview
Video
Article

As below...

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This weeks theme 'The Becher's'  and Typologies

Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6EszeIrF_0  

Image/Article   http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/95?locale=en

Video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL38jPFZIeI

Of the two photographers here 'The Bechers' are the ones you need to look at and write about in depth. Mollison has been included to show how photographers have been influenced by the work of 'The Bechers' you could comment on the similarities and included examples of Mollisons images (Further research). 

The main things you need to write about (Use headings) to differentiate...

  • What equipment is used?
  • What materials are used?
  • What techniques are used?
  • What processes are used?

For additional prompts to generate written content see the sidebar here on the blog or refer to the list on the wall in the classroom at college.

The work must be completed in full and presented on Monday 3rd October in Dave Thompson's session. 




Old blended - David Noton Y02 commissioned photography

Hello here's this weeks Blended learning task.

The work needs to completed by this coming Monday (October 3rd) ready for the peer review lesson and assessment. Please ensure the work is finished and presented in your A3 folder in that lesson. It should comprise of 2 sides of A3. One side primarily images (Up to 8) featuring other associated images from the same series/period, images of the equipment used, the photographs in situ e.g. in a gallery and images of work that may have influenced the work. On the opposite page you should use one single A5 'Main image' that you write about and analyse in more depth using the prompts.

This week you need to start an additional page which is the start of your bibliography that you'll need to compile and add to on a weekly basis. This will need to be updated and printed off every two weeks or so. It is recommended that you copy the web-links as you do you research directly into a word file. It's also recommended that you prefix the web-link with a one word description of the type of research you've used as demonstrated and explained in class today.

Images 
Interview
Video
Article

As below...

_______________________________________________________________________

Article - http://www.davidnoton.com/55/Commissioned_Photography/

Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G5tpuXDY-A

As your work includes the necessity to identify different types of context in which photography exists looking at the differences in a range of approaches to photography, this week I want you to look at and analyse commissioned photography. You need to compare and contrast it with Art Photography and contemporary approaches to Landscape photography (Gursky) and discuss the influences of the David Noton work above. 


The main focus of this work is the David Noton work.


The main things you need to write about (Use headings) to differentiate...

  • Who or what is the work inspired by/similar to?
  • What techniques and equipment are used?
  • Also look for and discuss whether this photographer has been reviewed by National Newspapers, galleries, critics or academics, how many examples can you find?
  • Also discuss whether and why his approach/equipment is appropriate?
  • Discuss the work in comparison of that of Andreas Gursky (Use Gursky images).

For additional prompts to generate written content see the sidebar here on the blog or refer to the list on the wall in the classroom at college.

The work must be completed in full and presented on Monday 3rd October in Dave Thompson's session. 

Old Blended learning - Y02 - David Bailey

David Bailey and the 1960's this week. The work needs to be written up, images all collated and stuck in your folders by Monday next week 10th Oct.

The emphasis of your work this week is looking at the context of David Bailey's rise from East End boy to one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. What was happening around him - politics, society, economy, culture that enabled his rise to fame.

(1). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WY5N1WxFM0

(2). https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/29/the-time-david-bailey-threatened-to-unzip-his-flies-while-taking-my-portrait#comments

(3). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FPIaZfQCbY

Be careful when selecting your images, remember one of the things you'll be working with when producing your own images based on Bailey and the 1960's is the inclusion of the border in the print and the square format - refer to video (1) as he talks to Kirsty Wark of Newsnight, note how many of the images are square format and include the black border.

Old blended Y01 - Ed Burtynsky

This weeks subject is the Photographer Ed Burtynsky.

The work will need to completed and presented in class for assessment and peer assessment on October 10th (Monday)

Remember, what you need to be focusing on and commenting on in your research is the use of Materials, Techniques and Processes. (Unit 4).

(1)  http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/site_contents/Books/Pentmento.html 

(2)  http://www.howardgreenberg.com/exhibitions/edward-burtynsky-pentimento?view=slider#3

(3)  http://aphotoeditor.com/2011/11/30/edward-burtynsky-interview/

Link (3) is the most useful in that it's a detailed interview with the photographer. Whenever you're producing research, one of the most effective ways of finding high quality content when using the internet is to search using the pre-fix Interview. So in this case I simply searched...

"Ed Burtynsky Pentimento Interview ".

And it came up as the 1st option. One of the other important aspects of this search is that I knew which images I was looking for, knowing what images you're researching is a key part of effective research and the best means to introduce yourself to quality images and photographers is to use Journals such as the British Journal of Photography (BJP). These are to be found in the Learning Resources Centre on the 1st floor of the college.

The interview is fairly long and rather than read the whole thing you can speed the process up and find what you're looking for by using CTRL + F. This brings up a search box/field and you simply type in the word you're looking for, in this case Pentemento. Try it.

Burtynsky goes into a lot of detail about these images discussing the materials, techniques and processes, which should lead to you doing additional research into the materials themselves. Remember the use of the prefix MSDS when you're searching for details about the equipment.

(MSDS - material safety data sheet).

Try searching MSDS Type 55 Polaroid, print off the data sheet and use some of the safety info in your work.

Old blended Y01 - Hockney

This week you'll be researching David Hockney focusing on the idea of 3D in photography.

You need to discuss in your analysis -  can we depict 3 dimensions using a photography which generally is seen as two dimensional... width and height?

David Hockney our greatest living artist here in the UK has frequently used cameras in his work with a phase in the 1980's when a lot of his work was produced using photography. During this period he produce images using a method he called 'Joiners' ... Photographic montages, in which Hockney explores different viewpoints in a two dimensional image.

http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/105374/david-hockney-pearblossom-hwy-11-18th-april-1986-2-british-april-11-18-1986/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD123svCFHQ

http://www.aaronartprints.org/hockney-pearblossomhighway1118thapril1986no2.php

Use the 'Pearl Blossom Highway' image as the main image to discuss, analyse and deconstruct.

Use a range of Hockney's other Joiners and possibly 'Screen grabs' from the video to illustrate Hockney's use of materials, techniques and processes. Also look out for any reference to historic art in the video and articles.

The deadline is next Monday 17th Oct. Bring in the completed work and your folder for assessment and review.

Old blended Y02 - Medium format camera

This week you need to research Medium Format 6x6 cameras.

Use the C330 as the main image and write about the C330 primarily as this will be the camera you'll have access to and use.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOl5HM5v0fA  Mamiya C330

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAN9AAY6st8  Hasselblad 500cm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sn4PR5JAWo Mamiya 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSiYDNOCxLs Rolleiflex

Look at any additional research (Non video) - make sure you save your bibliography links.

*Make sure you include examples of Bailey Images which use the film edge (Rebate).
Also use images of other types of 6x6 square format cameras in the image section of your work.

Lubitel, Bronica SQA,

Deadline for this work 17th Oct - when the work will be reviewed and assessed.



Blended learning 17th Oct - Y01

The deadline for this work is Monday 31st Oct

This week you need to research the camera that you've been using. In photography when we're asked to describe or analyse the use of materials, this also includes the cameras you use. So when we say materials techniques and processes, also think Equipment, Techniques and processes.

The Ken Rockwell link is probably the one you need to read thoroughly as he tells it like it is with this camera and the use of film v digital.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/pentax/k1000.htm

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/pentax/pentax_k1000/pentax_k1000.htm - click the 2 PDF links above the camera image at the bottom of this web page.

The link here is for the light meter as seen through the view-finder
http://kitsilanographics.ca/help/How/24.jpg

Additional images can be found using Google search "Pentax K1000 controls".

Guidance.

(1). Make the main A5 image on the text page an image of the Pentax K1000 camera.

Prompts that you might use to form your written work/paragraphs on the main written page...

(2). Focusing.
(3). Shutter speed control/settings.
(4). ISO setting.
(5). Aperture settings/control.
(6). Light metering.
(7). Removing the lens.
(8). Loading the film.

All the above can have associated images on the adjacent image page.

Note. If you're looking at any of the phrases and not understanding them, you need to be looking them up in your reference book below, these should all be familiar to you at this stage. If you've not got this book - you need to buy it.




Old blended learning Y02 - sub-culture 'Mods'

Old blended learning Y02 - 1st Nov

This weeks theme for your research is the legend Corinne Day.

You need to focus on her personal work 'Diary' and demonstrate that you have an awareness of the context of her work...

(1). Operational context - What type of work was 'Diary'.
(2). Historical and social context - what was happening around Corinne Day at the time, what was happening in mainstream fashion, what was happening culturally - music, art etc?

Use the links below -

http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/21360/1/never-before-seen-corinne-day-shots

http://www.corinneday.co.uk/press.php

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/sep/04/corinne-day-kate-moss

Make sure you copy the links you use to collate your information - images and text and maintain you bibliography as you go along.

Remember the key things you need to be writing about are the characteristics and context of the photography. We only need to see images from the 'Diary' series in this first section.

Deadline - Next Tuesday. 8th Nov.

Old blended learning Y01 - 1st Nov

The emphasis of your research now needs to shift towards being very specific over the next 3 weeks...

Over the coming weeks in conjunction with your assessed work on which you'll be graded you need to produce some detailed research into Materials.

This week...Film

Focus on the film that you have already used and have some experience of... Ilford HP5+ 135/36

Use this image for your Main image.

Use the links below to conduct your research. The emphasis of the research needs to be on Ilford HP5 + , but you should identify a number of other films that we'd like to see you use over the coming months these include...

Ilford FP4 +
Ilford XP2
Kodak TMAX 400
Kodak Tri-X-pan 400

What makes each film different? Why are there so many different types of films? What sizes do the films come in and what type of cameras are the different sized films used in?

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/20106281054152313.pdf

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/ilford-hp5-400-20-c.asp

This week in addition to the usual links you're expected to use, you'll be given hard-copy materials  with basic information on film.

Deadline for this to be completed - 8th Nov 2016.

Old Blended learning Y01 7th Nov

Hello,

This week in-line with the need to focus on your identification of MTP's including equipment, you're set the task to research your own DSLR camera and other similar cameras. I would suggest that on one page (made up of primarily images) you write about DSLR's in a general way and on the other page... Use an image of your own camera as the main single image and write about your camera around it.

Use your manual or find a digital version on-line of your camera. Other options would be to watch Youtube videos about your camera or find your camera on the websites below...

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond3100/4 - this is for a Nikon D3100, just type your cameras name in the search field.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/reviews.htm


When you write the other page and discuss generic DSLR camera features use your book 'Starting photography'.



Deadline 15th Nov

Old blended learning - Y02 Corinne Day

This week you need to research Corinne Day specifically looking at the set of images from the famous vogue set 'Under-exposure'


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/what-katy-did-1279938.html

https://agnautacouture.com/2013/06/23/corinne-day-remembered-for-transforming-fashion-photography/

Make sure you include the series of images from the set 'Under-exposure' and choose the image of Moss surrounded by the fairly lights to analyse and deconstruct.

MAKE SURE YOU COMPILE A BIBLIOGRAPHY!

Deadline 15th Nov

DT

Old blended learning 21st Nov Y01

Your blended learning task for this week is...

To research one of the photographers/artists from the list on your assignment...


Lauren E Simonutti.

Francesca Woodman.

Arnau Blanch ‘Fantasmas’

David Lynch (Plus films & TV – Twin Peaks).

Gareth McConnell – Ibiza/Drugs.

Sally Mann – Body Farm.

Tierney Gearon – Mother project.

Giacomo Brunelli – The animals.

Britta Jaschinski- Zoo.

Polixeni Papapetrou.

Ralph E Meatyard.

Christopher Shy (illustrator).
 
When you write up your response to the research you do, arrange it into 3 key sections.
 
(a) Visual language analysis and deconstruction - a combination of your initial response to the images and then a more informed response having read about the work/artist.
(b) Materials, techniques, processes and equipment - what's used, how it's used, why it's used.
(c) How do the choices of MTP's affect and impact on the perception of the image, do they help to tell the story or create mood - analyse and explain.
 
Ideally this work will be added to your VLC folder and kept separate from the sketchbook.
 
The deadline for this work is Monday 28th when you'll have to bring the work in completed for assessment.
 

Old Blended learning Y02 - Shoes

Your next assignment looks at 'The Audience' and is concerned therefore with the people looking at images and responding to them appropriately. You'll be looking at advertising and exploring how it works and engages its audience, who the audience is and the demographics involved.

The theme is shoes, so as a starting point you're to look at shoes as a cultural phenomenon and their use and appearance in art and photography.

Choose one of the following photographers

Jan Van Eyck http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-paintings/arnolfini-portrait.htm
Hector Mediavilla http://www.hectormediavilla.com/#/sapeur/
Helmet Newton http://agonistica.com/big-nudes-helmut-newton/
Anna Fox http://www.annafox.co.uk/work/country-girls/
Melanie Pullen - Crime scenes http://www.melaniepullen.com/
Guy Bourdin http://www.michaelhoppengallery.com/exhibitions/8/overview/#/artworks_standalone/9394

Analyse your chosen photographers/artists work looking at the use of shoes in the images, why are they there, what are they telling us, what is being suggested by their inclusion in the images. Look at all of the artists before making a decision as to which photographer you respond to. Remember one page of several images - perhaps with your initial response and then on the main page use a 'Key' images to analyse and deconstruct and write about in more depth.

Maintain your bibliography - cross reference other artists listed here with your chosen artist.

You're strongly advised to produce the research in a separate folder.

The work needs to be completed for review week 28th Nov. 10.00hrs deadline Monday.

Old Blended learning 28th Nov - Dr Martens Y2

Here's this weeks blended learning task - Dr Martens

Use this link here as the starting point...

http://www.oddlondon.com/case-study/dr-martens-first-forever/

Remember you need to be compiling a bibliography so please ensure you identify all the links you use in doing the research.

Use one of the images from this campaign as the main image and deconstruct in terms of it audience.

You have a week to complete the work.

Old blended learning task - 28th Nov 1st year

A different approach this week...

Using the best image you have so far from your recent sinister work put together the two pages in the style that you've been taught. Have the best image on one page surrounded by your comments relating to Materials, techniques, equipment and processes that have been used in its production. Add your visual analysis of the image explaining why it works to convey the sense of being 'Sinister'.

On the opposite page - show some of the test shoot images, or similar images that didn't work so well along with images that influenced your work.

Deadline Monday 5th Dec

Old blended learning task 5th Dec (pinhole)

Both years are currently working with Pinhole cameras shooting still life images or potentially product shots. So this week you're doing the same research on the photographer Barbara Ess.

You're advised to use this image here as the key image to deconstruct/analyse. Primarily, write up the majority of your analysis using current knowledge already learned - check the list on the 3rd floor for the prompts to use. Once you've completed that - then look at the link below (below the image) read the article/interview and add some of the facts to your own analysis and compare.

http://67.media.tumblr.com/aHyNHMV3llwc4duf5Oq3FI78o1_1280.jpg


http://articles.latimes.com/1991-11-10/entertainment/ca-2023_1_pinhole-camera

http://www.januarymagazine.com/artcult/iamnotthisbody.html

On the image page add more images from the book 'I am not this body'.

Old blended learning task Dec 13th (BJP research task)

Hello,

Your blended learning this week will be based on the photography that you have sourced using the British Journal of Photography (BJP). If you've not been in class, you can find copies of the British Journal of Photography in the LRC (Learning resources centre).

In your VLC folder you need to demonstrate that you've used the BJP as the source for your information. With the photographers name and the name of the work you should be able to add to the BJP research more information sources using the internet.

You Must Identify your sources (Bibliography).

The format needs to be the usual - 1 key image deconstructed/analysed with information gleaned from the BJP and any additional internet/book resources and another page made up of primarily images supported with annotations.

Like this...

Old blended learning task - Labyrinthine Jan 28th

Labyrinthine definitions, ideas and examples


noun
1.
an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
Synonyms: maze, network, web.
2.
a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a way out.
3.
a complicated or tortuous arrangement, as of streets or buildings.
Synonyms: warren, maze, jungle, snarl, tangle, knot.
4.
any confusingly intricate state of things or events; a bewildering complex: His papers were lost in an hellish bureaucratic labyrinth.
After the death of her daughter, she wandered in a labyrinth of sorrow for what seemed like a decade.
Synonyms: wilderness, jungle, forest; morass.
5.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a vast maze built in Crete by Daedalus, at the command of King Minos, to house the Minotaur.
6.
Anatomy.
  1. the internal ear, consisting of a bony portion (bony labyrinth) and a membranous portion (membranous labyrinth)
  2. the aggregate of air chambers in the ethmoid bone, between the eye and the upper part of the nose.
7.
a mazelike pattern inlaid in the pavement of a church.
 
 
‘you lose yourself in a labyrinth of little streets’


  • ‘Within lies a modern labyrinth arranged around the physical remains of ancient Roman town houses, together with more conventional exhibition spaces.’
  • ‘Macerata was built on a hill with fortress-like walls and internal streets as confusing as a labyrinth, and today it still has many of those outer walls intact.’
  • ‘There is only one way to get in and one way to get out, which are directly opposite of each other if you were to remove the tall walls of stone creating the confusing labyrinth.’
  • ‘Ariadne is this character in Greek myth who accompanies Theseus on his dangerous expedition to the heart of the labyrinth to kill the dreaded Minotaur.’
  • ‘The labyrinth has since ancient times been associated with the legend of the Minotaur, the monster half-man half-bull which dwelt in the heart of a labyrinth on the island of Crete.’
  • ‘The lanes and alleys of the Marrakech medina twist and turn through a labyrinth where excitement and mystery await you around every corner.’
  • ‘But they say that the inhabitants on Prangli do not know of any labyrinths on their island.’
  • ‘And of course, there is considerably more concerning the labyrinths of the Cathedrals of Northern France.’
  • ‘Theseus killing the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete, and labyrinths in general, were favorite subjects for church pavements, especially among the Gauls.’
  • ‘Artress led the effort to reintroduce the labyrinth into the world as a spiritual tool.’
  • ‘He seemed to know the labyrinth by instinct, only bothering with a lamp when the others began to stumble in the dusk.’
  • ‘The original center piece has been removed and other areas of the labyrinth have been restored.’
  • ‘It is situated in the intricate labyrinth of the Niah Caves.’
maze, warren, network, complex, web, coil, entanglement
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1.1 An intricate and confusing arrangement:
‘a labyrinth of conflicting laws and regulations’
  • ‘His investigation reveals a twisted labyrinth of deception and betrayal, with remorseless vixen Kitty Collins at the center.’
  • ‘The few seemingly simple slips of paper turn out to be a confusing labyrinth of coupons, even if colour coordinated.’
  • ‘Khadra's Algiers is a labyrinth of political intrigue and corporate crime - or, more precisely, corporate crime disguised as political intrigue.’
  • ‘I had just completed the process of studying business administration and journeyed into the labyrinth of corporate power.’
  • ‘This is a place of high anxiety, a labyrinth where the protagonists become so confused by being mistaken for someone else that insanity threatens.’
  • ‘However, after centuries of building, law's design is difficult to discern; its attempt to impose order on chaos has become its own labyrinth, confusing as much as enlightening those who try to enter.’
  • ‘Conditions are mild and predictable for novice divers, and spectacular fun for certified cave divers, who can twist through extensive labyrinths of limestone tunnels and chambers.’
  • ‘The likely result of this is a labyrinth of intricate employment and childcare arrangements that families may find harder to juggle, not easier.’
 
 On the BTEC brief there's a list of useful words...

Streets, knots, Arcane, Weaving, overlapping, ambiguity, obscure, layering, chambers, passages, rivers, paradox, opaque, messy, garble, fathomless, willow, confusing, valley, veins, bones, arteries, fungi, roots and more.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Y02 UAL Blended learning - Due Thursday 9th Feb

Hello,

This weeks blended learning is for the project -

"The Animals"

You're to look at the work of Giacomo Brunelli. Look at his website and the videos (see below) and deconstruct and analyse the images in terms of the usual set of prompts that you use. But, make sure you also discuss the work in terms of its audience, explain their demographic details and your justification for your analysis.

Double click the image to see Youtube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGQf66y-YSc

http://www.giacomobrunelli.com/works.php

Whatever texts you use to compile your research make sure you add it to your bibliography and try and include quotes where possible and the correct methods of referencing them.

Y01 - BTEC Blended learning - Deadline Feb 8th

Hello your Blended learning for this week - due for completion and ready to be looked at and assessed on Wednesday Feb 8th will be to research one of the Artists/Photographers listed on the Unit 1 assignment.

Have a look at the options that are there and choose the one that appeals to you the most.

Remember when you're doing this research you need to be focusing on the context in which the images exist. Look to identify what type of work it is explaining how you know this...

  • Commissioned work
  • Personal work (Art)
  • Amateur work
Also identify the historical context, read about the photographer/artist and establish who they are influenced by, use images to identify connections that you're able to recognise in the work.

Finally look at Zeitgeist factors, is the work driven by any social, political, environment or cultural phenomenon? If so what - explain these connections.

*Use these Context aspects as the headings in your work.

Compile a bibliography of the sources your get your images and information from.


From https://www.roughguides.com/gallery/26-awe-inspiring-architectural-wonders/

As usual - a mix of 50/50 images and text - 2 pages at A3 or 4 pages at A4.