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Kicking stones…thinking of image as text - and text as talk (part of Doing Together 2023)

posted on 2023-11-01, 16:44 authored by Conor WilsonConor Wilson, Andrew SouthallAndrew Southall

Kicking stones…thinking of image as text - and text as talk 

Workshop with Andrew Southall as part of doing together 2023

Tuesday 4 April 2023

doing together is a yearly two-day making and sharing practice symposium at Locksbrook Campus, hosted by Bath Spa University’s Centre of Cultural and Creative Industries and Art Research Centre. Workshops, delivered by staff and PGR students from across the University, share practice-based research methods and a broad range of approaches to practice. doing together is proposed as a generous space to make/do/share and discuss practice with colleagues from a range of different Schools. Throughout the symposium, facilitators - alongside participants - test out ways of doing together in an effort to make their practice-based research explicit, rather than simply describe it.

The idea of this workshop is to talk to each other about pictures and to use pictures to talk to each other. Most of us use mobile phones to photograph elements of our day to day life - we probably don’t talk much about what kind of pictures these are, how we read them and what we expect of them. We might share them - but usually with a select group or with different groups.

The idea of this exercise is to make a set of this kind of images - which are designed to be shared outside our usual boundaries - and then investigate, explore, illustrate, describe, or critique something of this process. 


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