Week 6

 

237130_A2_Wk6_Task 1_Library Research_10 May 2016

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Useful Books Found During Library Task

 

237130_A2_Wk6_Task 2_Who Else Is Talking About This Stuff?_10 May 2016

 

 

237130_A2_Wk6_Task 3_Contextual Understanding_10 May 2016

Reading:

Sturken, Marita, and Lisa Cartwright. “Images, Power and Politics”. Practices Of Looking: An Introduction To Visual Culture. NewYork: Oxford University Press, 2009. 9-48. Print

Video: (explaining Ideology)

 

 

  1. Glossary entry: Ideology –  https://shannonlambertblog.wordpress.com/glossary/

2. One aspect of ideology that can be applied to my chosen images (for use in my essay) is ‘environmentalism’. This ideology can be defined as a system of values and beliefs that revolve around caring for the state of the environment. The term environmentalist however can be quite broad, with varying levels of commitment, yet it is obvious how some of the artists and their work mentioned in my essay align closely with this particular Ideology, by creating works that deal with drawing awareness to environmental issues.

 

237130_A2_Wk6_Task 4_Essay Topic Research_11 May 2016

The video above talks about the indigenous (aborigine) relationship with the land. This demonstrates how these people see the land as more than just their surroundings, but more of a sort of divine being that nourishes and feeds those who dwell there. This is an interesting point of view to consider, as Bob Randall’s attitude toward the land could fall into the environmentalism category of ideologies. Yet his ideas and beliefs seem to go further than a simple set of ideals and beliefs, he appears to genuinely live out his beliefs that he holds toward the land. This video gives us insight as to what environmentalist artists and designers may be channelling their creativity through in order to spread the message of environmentalism ideals through their work.

 

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