Writing in Creative Practice: Towards Academic Publishing

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Piecing the jigsaw together writing PAD Hey Im back…how long has it been 2, 3 months, I guess I have been waiting for something to inspire me again and yesterday’s workshop was it….’writing in creative practice’ was a reason to write again…Anyway what a great and interesting day…the workshop was held at Staffordshire University (2nd July) and led by Nancy … Read More

Death 24 x a Second

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Laura Mulvey 2005 Laura Mulvey a professor of film and media studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Author of Visual and other pleasures (1989), Citizen Kane (1992) and Fetishism and Curiosity (1996)  Synopsis: Mulvey discusses questions referring to film theory, spectatorship and narrative, in terms of new technologies (DVD and Video) although we are already experiencing much further advancements here … Read More

Waiting for the Green Ray

Heidi DonohoeUncategorised

Tacita Dean The Green Ray [Still], 2001 16mm colour, mute 2 minutes, 30 seconds Tacita Dean’s short film The Green Ray was shot on the west-coast of Madagascar. It depicts the last ray of the dying sun refracting and bending below the horizon and producing, for a fraction of a second, a distinctive greenish glow. For Dean searching for this elusive event became about … Read More

Audience Studies: studying how television gets watched

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This chapter looks at the approach to the site of audiencing based based in the discipline of cultural studies. Focus here will be to review 3.2 ethnographies of audiencing (p206) Background: ethnographers expose features of everyday life (habits, routines and rituals, small talk and gossip) that are taken for granted, commonplace and trivial. Their work seeks to understand meaningful social life … Read More

Silence

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Silence (p33) Silence, Koch discusses Warhol’s phase as a film-maker (1963-66) where at this point of his career he was working predominately making silent films, in black and white. Although there are plenty of films to chose from, such as kiss, 1 hour, Eat, 45 minutes and Empire State Building- 8 hours. Koch’s main focus is the infamous ‘sleep’-6 hours of a man (John Giorno) … Read More

Screening room and Death….And POV!

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2007 Keywords: Film, museum, POV (point of view), death, cinema, theatre, audience, objects, spectator, temporal, spaceIn 2007, the international short film festival Oberhausen. London based curator ian white along with other guest curators, organised a series of screenings kinomuseum. Artists, writers,  curators such as Pierre Bismuth, Mary Kelly and Dan Graham among others conceived their film programmes as imaginary rooms in a museum … Read More

Image, narrative and viewer’s perception

Heidi DonohoeUncategorised

Plan to visit this month…. Light Show 30 January – 28 April Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenalnature of light, bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to create specific conditions. The exhibition showcases artworks since the 1960s in which light itself is used as material to sculpt and shape space, often creating evocative environments and sensory works … Read More

Television, Audiences and cultural studies

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Bismuth Outcome of last posting was I have spoken to SE regarding what to pursue next in terms of my research..it was suggested that I continue to read (lit review) as you know not an element I feel comfortable with but will have to get on and do! I’ve just read through my paper for Module: Project Management and System … Read More

Full Circle

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Royal National Hotel 2012 – View from window  I think when I began writing this blog was from student London trip (October 2011)…I have reached full circle, but this time a year on. So what has filled my life since last posting, July I believe…well I wrote my final paper for Bridging module, which I can tell you I passed, … Read More

Decisions, decisions…

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Thomas Struth Since I last wrote I have made the decision to stop my studies, I’ve spoken to SE about how to proceed…sooooo on the recommendations given of BY and KH he advised that I complete my MA and suspend until September 2013 after work load has calmed down, (validation – re-writes for BA’s) SE thinks that my research is … Read More