Highlights From CCI Class of 2017!

Its that time of year when CCI is over for another year… but what a year its been!!

So now its time to share some of our highlights from this year and inspire you all when we come back in October 2018!

First in we have

DANIEL MCCAUSLAND – This is Not a Bench

EMMA MCGARRY – Under the Surface

GEORGIA BOND – Week by Week

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DENISA DIMITROVA – Coventry – A City of Culture

GEORGE HILL – 18/10/77

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone for your hard work – it all paid off in the end!

See you next time,

Team CCI

 

Selected Responses to ‘Visualising Histories’ Archive Task

First off, a massive thank you to everyone for the amount of effort you put into last weeks task in which you were to re-purpose some archival material.

Here is a reminder of last weeks task.

Task

Consider how you can activate your archival collection of family photographs or photographs of Coventry using one or more of the strategies discussed in this lecture.

What does that do to the archive?

Follow this through to produce a piece of work or images.

These strategies include but are not limited to:

Restaging (Trish Morrissey)
Layering with another photograph (Nicky Bird)
Filling in gaps
Creating a fictional archive (The Fae Richards Archive, Fontecuberta)
Looking for repetitions or similarities with other images (Erik Kessels)
Looking for typologies across your own and other archives (Hans Eijkelboom, Penelope Umbrico)

You may also like to consider who is represented in the archive photos, such as family members, and their voice.

So here are a selection of chosen works in which we think best responded to the brief.

Kelly Bryan

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Esther May

Tia Bryant

Georgia Ince

Lara Bailey

Emma Gleave 

ANDREW JACKSON – ARTIST TALK

Andrew Jackson is a successful artist who works with photography. His interests are based around identity politics, migration, memory, notions of the self and the marginalized body. He holds an MA in Documentary Photography from Newport, South Wales. In the last year he has been awarded the international development fund, that took him to Montreal to study ethnographic methods. He’s had a residency at the open eye gallery in Liverpool and he has just won the residency program at Autograph. Jackson is the co-director of ‘Some Cities CIC’ and regularly works for the Guardian.

 

Week 3 17/10/17: Visualizing Histories / Sian Macfarlane

This lecture examines the body of the archive. It looks at the archive as an object for storytelling. Looking at contemporary practioners it raises questions about authorship, truth and authenticity.

Keywords to consider…

Place
Landscape, immersion, map, relocate, revisit, time/chronology, typology, strategy, collaboration, synchronicity 

Archive
Restage, re-contextualise, performance, framework, vernacular photography, the family album, fact and fiction, fabrication

Click on the image below to see the lecture content:

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Task

Consider how you can activate your archival collection of family photographs or photographs of Coventry using one or more of the strategies discussed in this lecture.

What does that do to the archive?

Follow this through to produce a piece of work or images.

These strategies include but are not limited to:

Restaging (Trish Morrissey)
Layering with another photograph (Nicky Bird)
Filling in gaps
Creating a fictional archive (The Fae Richards Archive, Fontecuberta)
Looking for repetitions or similarities with other images (Erik Kessels)
Looking for typologies across your own and other archives (Hans Eijkelboom, Penelope Umbrico)

You may also like to consider who is represented in the archive photos, such as family members, and their voice.

Post on G+ community page by October 24th for the feedback session

List of relevant Photographers/Artists discussed:

Helen Sear: ‘Inside the view’ (2004-2008)
Jem Southam: ‘Upton Pyne’ (1996-2003)
Susan Derges: ‘River Taw’ (1997)
Stephen Shore: ‘Hackney Flowers’ (2007)
Nicky Bird: Beneath the Surface / Hidden Place (2007-2010)
Trish Morrissey: Seven Years (2001-2004)
Trish Morrissey: Front (2005-2007)
Sophy Rickett / Bettina von Zwehl: Album 21 (2015)
Zoe Leonard / Cheryl Dunye: The Fae Richards Photo Archive (1997)
Joan Fontecuberta: Fuana (1987)
Joan Fontecuberta: Sputnik (1997)
Broomberg and Chanarin: People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground (Dots)

 

Suggested reading

The Archive. Edited by Charles Merewether Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art
Place. Tacita Dean and Jeremy Deller (2005). Thames and Hudson.
Land Matters. Landscape Photography, Culture, Identity. Liz Wells (2011) I.B. Taurus.
Landscape. John Wylie (2007) Routledge.
Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography. JAP Alexander (2015) Fairchild Books

Week 2 10/10/17: Connecting Communities

Today’s session explored the ways in which photographers engage with communities and foster relationships to encourage photographic participation in different forms. By looking particularly at the role or position of both photographer and community in that relationship, multiple methodologies emerge. Using examples from established photographers and artists, we move beyond the idea of the photographer as the ‘solitary figure’ into something far more democratic through collaborative and partcipatory practices.

Keywords to consider…

Subject, spectacle/spectator, co-author/co-creator, insider/outsider, audience, authorship, collaboration, participation, performance, education.

Click on the image below to see the lecture content:

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Connecting Communities task:

Research into the work of two very different artists/photographers who engage with a community in some form. Analyse and reflect on each body of work, taking into consideration the discussion points from the session.

What is the position or role of the photographer/artist within that relationship? How is this position reflected in the kind of work produced? What are their ethical considerations? What other ways might they have been able to approach working with that community and how might that have changed the body of work produced?

Include images in your response and post on G+ community page by 17th October for the feedback session.

List of relevant Photographers/Artists discussed:

Walker Evans
Lucy Levene
Mark Wright
Simon Terrrill
Jan Brykczynski
Jo Metson-Scott
Tom Wood
Eugene Richards
Erica Van Horn
Tom Hunter
Peter Mitchell
Victoria Hely-Hutchinson
Wendy Ewald
Diana Markosian
NOOR
J.R
Ben Krewinkel
Ethan Rafal

Further Reading:

Books

Burbridge, B & Davies C (Eds.). (2014) Collaboration. Photoworks Annual. Issue 21.
Delanty, G (2006) Community. London, Routledge.
Palmer, D (2013) A Collaborative turn in contemporary photography? Photographies, 6:1 117-125
Palmer D (2017) Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing. London, Bloomsbury academic
Bainbridge S (Eds) (2016) The Community Issue: We the People. British Journal of Photography, Issue 7853

Websites

www.photostories.org.uk/
www.asocialpractice.com/

Week 1 03/10/17: The Lure of the Local

 

This lecture was an introduction to the Community Culture and Identity course delivered by Caroline Molloy. Focusing on her familiar territory of East London, we are presented with a wide array of artists whose differing approaches all respond to place.

“Culture is usually understood as what defines place and what it means to people” Lippard, L. (1997)

Click the image below to review this weeks slides.

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This weeks task!

Check out all of the following bodies of work and think about how they respond to community culture and identity.

Carlos Alba: ’The Observation of Trifles’
Elin Hoyland: ‘Brother Sister’
Joanne Lee: ‘The good place that is no place, cultivating utopian home’
Maciej Dakowicz: ‘Cardiff after dark’
John Duncan: ‘Bonfires’
Chrystel Lebas: ’Filed Studies’
Daniel Meadows: ‘The Bus’
David Moore: ‘Pictures from the Real World’
Alice Myers: ‘Between Blinking’
Martin Parr: ‘The last resort’
Joel Sternfeld: ‘On this Site’
Jon Tonks: ‘Empire’

You will need to pin up your comments to 2 of the bodies of work on the G+ working space

(https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106977959121455349469)

To participate with the feedback, all submissions need to be added to the google+ Community Culture & Identity: page ahead of the feedback session on the Lure of the Local

 

List of artists discussed in this session

Hans Eijkelboom, Lorenzo Vitturi, Martin Parr, Magda Segal, Tom Hunter, David Spero, Mark Power, Sharon O’Neill, Simon Terrill, Chloe Dewe Matthews, Peter Frazer, Suky Best, Zed Nelson, Johanna Neurath, 

Further Reading

Books:
Alexander, J. (2015) Perspectives on Place. Bloomsbury
Best, S. (2005) The Return of the Native. Film Video Umbrella
Calvino, I. (1972) Invisible Cities. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Frazer, P. (2012) City in Mind. Steidl
Garrett, B. L. (2012) Everything is Place-Hacking in the City. Verso
Garrett, B.L. (2014) Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital. Prestel
Lippard, L. (1997) The Lure of the Local. The New Press
Nelson, Z. (2015) A Portrait of Hackney. Hoxton Mini Press
Neurath, J. (2015) Columbia Road. Hoxton Mini Press
Power, M. (2007) 26 Different Endings. Photoworks
Pardo, A. Parr, M. (2016) (Eds) Strange and Familiar. Prestel
Segal, M. (1993) London at Home. Corner House Publishing
Spero, D. (2006) Churches. Steidl
Vitturi, L. (2014) Dalston Anatomy. SPBH
Well, L. (2011) Land Matters. I.B.Tauris

Websites:
www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/planavisit/exhibitions/david-spero-churches/about
www.tomhunter.org/
www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/valerie-williams-london-narratives-in-photography-1900-35- r1104366
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/sep/18/chloe-dewe-mathews-thames-log-estuary-festival-tilbury

 

CCI Gallery 2017

The Gallery page aims to showcase responses to the tasks by students at the university as well as those taking part through the G+ community.   Make sure you check back here when the module is underway to see the featured work from the students on the CCI module.