Sarah Pucill- You be mother
Ok- so to start to think about a possible departure from traditional photographic darkroom process as performance into other ways of playign with photography- outline for a workshop to do tomorrow with fellow VLPers....
Image manipulation workshop 27.3.08
Aim: To look at ideas on working with dual narratives- marrying or challenging the language of photography with storytelling
- addressing the aesthetics/meaning in images
- looking to the voice of the image/ the noise of the image
- developing a performative relationship with the image
This exploring is to suggest real or fictional stories or narratives through ways of using placement (image performing v backdrop) and different kinds of technology and surfaces to project onto or view images in; old slide projector, laptop, digital projector, flickr, modul8, photo album, cloth, cotton wool buds, postcard, screens, …etc. You can draw/create your own surfaces too and technology in its broadest sense extends from vjing imagery via digital projector to scissors, glue, ink manipulating imagery by hand.
I will be writing on a sheet of paper these key words i am interested in for the group to see and respond to through image manipulation and narrative/ storytelling
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Using any of the available resources devise actions/sequences/narratives/stories through manipulation of the imagery in playing with technology, surfaces and the above words. Maybe only work with one word or a combination. Try out different kinds of technology with the same imagery.
To try out;
Analyse an image/imagery in connection to a word(s)
What technology can I explore to represent this? How does technology heighten or challenge intended meaning?
What technology works best to communicate the chosen word?
(If projecting) Where will I project, onto what, how- is it static in a performative exercise or moving or developing?
What scale am I working at- why? Does this change?
How can the performance body be manipulated with the image?
What story/narrative am I sharing? How do I do best this?
Where are the audience sited in relation to the outcomes?