“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety” - James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name (1992)
Autonomy: How to resist the “seedy demon born when the ignorant tastes of the people mate with the fiscal lust of the capitalist”?
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 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'?
Can the idea of an impossible future blind us to the credibility of the recent past?
The infinite plurality of readings with specific reference to the individual chapters of The Photographic Image in Digital Culture by (ed.) Martin Lister (1995)
Is photography a discrete medium in the digital age?
What characteristics must an art object possess, in order to engage the ideal viewer.