body politic'

COLLECTIVE ESSAY

The definition of politić - or pɒlɪtɪk/- is an allegorical term used to characterise the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organised group of citizens.

Politić therefore becomes a metaphor that likens a nation state to a mental corporeal, which has undoubtedly had serious historical repercussions throughout colonial history, especially in its applicability to the conditions of slavery.

Despite much of the dialog on the subject remaining highly localised to the American situation, in the modern world ‘black is as unimaginable without white as white is unimaginable without black.

What we are is shaped by the other, for better or worse and the interaction is real’ (Cole, 2018).

the body politic'

Bodies as politić(al) playgrounds.

What is the nature of the 'black' body politic' and how has this idea evolved following the turn of the century?

Topics including: The Black Body as 'Other' |  Black(ness) in Popular Culture | Music & Memes

Case Studies:  Get Out (Peele, 2017 | Black Panther (Coogler, 2018) | This is America (Gambino/Glover, 2018), Nona Faustine | Alexandra Bell

the question of identity

The premise of this essay is to investigate the ‘Objecthood’ of the digital image. It cannot be denied that the rise in the use of digital technologies has caused

a severe break from photographic material continuity, inspiring a heightened investigation of its virtual capabilities. How then do we uncover the identity of

this new digital material whilst it is in a state of perennial 'crisis'? 

predicting the future: a small anthology of walter benjamin

Can the idea of an impossible future blind us to the credibility of the recent past?  

PHOTOGRAPHY: "THE FIRST TIME AS TRAGEDY, THE SECOND AS FARCE..."

The infinite plurality of readings with specific reference to the individual chapters of The Photographic Image in Digital Culture by (ed.) Martin Lister (1995) 

PHOTOGRAPGY AS A DISCRETE MEDIUM

Is photography a discrete medium in the digital age?

WHAT SORT OF VIEWER DOES A WORK OF ART WANT?

What characteristics must an art object possess, in order to engage the ideal viewer.