Division III Projects: Photography and Mixed Media: Sequence/Structure/Juxtaposition
This class is intended to be about, to further, your own work, what it is, what you plan with and through it, what you want it to be, both as it relates to your beginning Division Three projects, as well as to your general orientations as image-makers and-thinkers. It will be primarily up to you, therefore, to generate your visual production for the class - the work for it, that is to say, should extend from your own motivations and inspirations. A variety of exercises and assignments will, however, instigate and should develop structures for you with which to weave your work into larger statements, image-to-image and concept-to-concept.The course is open to advanced students beginning their Division III concentration or to late Division II students, dependent in the latter case on demand. We will investigate various strategies employed in building larger chains of meaning across multiple images and through a body of work, and examine narrative, documentary, and poetic approaches to the work of expansive photographic (and other) construction. One of our intentions is to understand representational speech as multiple, expansive, and sequential. Movement of image, the construction of knots and thematics across a body of photographs, speed, pacing, repetition, conceptual density and formal and intellectual rhyming from image to image will be a central focus of the class. Instructor permission required.