Category: Exercises

Exercise: Nigel Shafran

Nigel Shafran’s series is the only one in this part of the course to be taken by a man – did this surprise me? The subject matter – washing up – is one which past gender stereotypes would suggest being taken by a woman. But in this case the subject matter is not who did …

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Exercise: Masquerades

Nikki S. Lee Is her work voyeuristic or even exploitative? There is a sense, perhaps, that whenever other people are being used (not paid models) then there is a form of intrusion involved This is the same with Trish Morrissey. Other people are being used by the artist – models are employed, but these people …

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Exercise: Autobiographical self-portraiture

Reflections on the work outlined in the Project 1 of Part 3 – Putting yourself in the picture.   How do the images make me feel? I think that the images of Francesca Woodman and Elina Brotherus are completely honest and revealing whereas, to me, Gillian Wearing’s images in Album conceal more than they reveal. …

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