AUTONOMY, ACTIVISM & ART DIRECTION

COLLECTIVE ESSAY

body politic'

COLLECTIVE ESSAY

“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”?

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.