University of Technology Sydney

80031 Independent Project: Locating the Image

Requisite(s): 80057 Independent Project: Emerging Image Practices
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This subject gives students the opportunity to explore socially engaged image-based practices within an international context and focuses on image-making and presentation of original work. Students undertake independent research exploring contemporary and historical contexts of the image in visual culture. Students choose from a series of briefs designed to challenge their expectations of working for and with an existing and established practice. By utilising research, technical, theoretical, and conceptual skills, students produce two major projects that demonstrate social engagement, critical thinking, and aesthetic resolution. Students are challenged to work ethically in the service of ideas and projects that are industry lead. Further, this subject focuses on a range of real-world creative experiences by challenging students to develop contemporary images with a location in mind. Students consider how the meaning of images can be manipulated depending on where they are located and how they are disseminated. Students choose from both material and immaterial outcomes such as print, screen, web, and projection as well as considering alternate modes of presentation which include spatial and performative contexts. Through the analysis of diverse material and immaterial platforms, students assess what kinds of viewing experiences they are creating and who their target audience is while learning to identify the effects of their creative outcomes in terms of the objectives of the brief.

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Spring session, City campus

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