Thoughts on CCI Body of Work
For the second part of the ‘Community, Culture and Identity’ module, we have to create a body of work. This term we have to write a proposal for this and next term is more about creating it. After reading part of ‘Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity’ I was inspired by some of the quotes that I found in this. I haven’t read much of this book yet, but only a small section, I intend to continue reading and hopefully I will think of more ideas. The first quote in the section ‘Sense of Location’ by Lippard 1998: 60, was what inspired me the most and made me want to carry on reading. I really loved this idea of memory, or the absence of one. It made me think of other people memories, and to create a body of work around this I would be responding to an already existing archive of images or piece of work. I like the idea that my work will then be telling a story contributing to this history. Below are some screenshots of what I found interesting in this section so far.
After reading this book we had the lecture on ‘Imagine Hillfeilds’ and ‘Cov Sounds’. This sparked my inspiration more and gave me an idea on how I might actually start to think more about creating the project as we had to do our own task as part of Cov Sounds. Although I don’t have any locations in mind and this certainly isn’t what I am definitely going to be doing for my project. It is nice to have an idea, and something that I haven’t really done before, although I have now completed the Cov sounds task, I know I enjoy it and it would be something that i would stay interested in. Over the next few weeks I am hoping that this idea will evolve as I keep reading and having lectures that link in.