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    Context audience understanding for ma textile design Context audience understanding for ma textile design Presentation Transcript

    • understanding what you do.
    • how the work is experienced.
    • where the work is experienced.
    • context frames an audiences reading/understanding of work
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    • context frames a makers reading/understanding of work
    • your making - contextual framework
    • social context - making and seeing an image always takes place in a social context. The way it is seen and how it is seen are culturally constructed. - audience for work - who is included/excluded/implicated on the ways an image is produced, circulated and consumed.
    • political context - specific political issue. - broad political issue. - gender - race - ethnicity - sexual orientation - class - disability – religion.
    • personal context - biography - narrative of the self. - particular issues – memories. - what motivates/ drives you? - your particular skills as an artist/ designer/writer/photographer. - what strategies do you use when the work is not going well? - how do you relate to the forces that in part condition what you know and in which you make things?
    • critical/theoretical context - does your work relate to particular critical debates about contemporary art and design practices? - is your work informed by/engaging with/contesting particular theoretical frameworks/issues?
    • historical context - understand how/whether your practice relates to a tradition, with a history. - how knowledge relates to periods in time.
    • geographical context - local, regional, national, international, global. - where do you make your work? - do you make your work in relation to a particular place? - studio home church city rural cyberspace.
    • institutional context - MA Course - school of design. - your educational background/experience. - your professional background/experience. - your family background/experience.
    • cultural context - in it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way of life’ - this relates to all the other categories. - more specifically, what works of artists, designers, writers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians are important to you and your work - why?
    • mapping your practice - any other contexts worth considering? - importance. - overlapping. - change - evolution of practice.
    • work is mediated by systems/structures which contextualizes an audiences understanding
    • the museum
    • the gallery
    • hanging Machiko Agano Naomi Kobayashi
    • Mitsuo Toyazaki the floor
    • the wall
    • the plinth
    • the mannequin
    • the shelf
    • the table
    • the spotlight
    • the vitrine
    • the diorama
    • on-line
    • television (live transmission)
    • video/DVD
    • digital (monitor)
    • digital (projection)
    • new media
    • performance
    • installation
    • site specific
    • Mel Chin - Melrose Place intervention
    • relationship(s) to practice
    • object maker
    • audience object
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    • maker audience audience audience audience audience audience audience
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    • maker participant
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