University of Technology Sydney

80083 Memory and the Image

6cp; 3 hpw (1hr x lecture; 2hrs studio/theory seminar), on campus


This subject investigates image based practices and the impact that visual culture has on memory. Students consider the various ways the image complicates yet contributes to memory, storytelling and autobiography, from the personal to the political. The subject looks to photographic theory, philosophies of memory and historiography, alongside a variety of images - from family albums to public archives to fake photographs to consider the relationship between memory and the image. The subject focuses on the various techniques that creative practitioners use to play with the relationship between the image and memory such as photographic montage, remixing archives, image and text relationships, synthetic media, interviews, among other methods.

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