VART3137 Narrative Photography (3 units)
- VART2135 Looking through the Lens or (VART2446 Analogue Photography and VART2447 Digital Photography)
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In the post-medium culture, artists no longer identify themselves as a practitioner in a specific medium, but rather work across multiple mediums to create a rich visual dialogue. Therefore, this course is an attempt to bring together photography and performance art, with the awareness of "the act depicted in the photography" and "the unpremeditated photographic action" as the style of mid-twentieth century photojournalism and snapshots aesthetics, "an act/performance created for a photograph" and "a stand-alone picture to present a pictorial narrative." Referencing photographers who create images relating to appropriation and construction, fables, fairy tales, apocryphal events and modern myths, this course will further develop creative processes and innovative works that explores the possibilities in an active moment that is not simply captured by a still frame, but will continue beyond the image.
This studio course will launch an interactive dialogue between photography, performance art, book art and installation art. Students will explore the different creative processes between these visual media, discovering the similarities and differences in each, and utilizing the knowledge gained from both in developing new perspective in photography. Working in a studio environment, students will explore and develop the possibilities of photographic lighting and staging. Discussions and presentations will focus on visual narrative structure, performativity, process and documentation as art, and the use of image and text in photography.
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