Context audience understanding for ma textile design

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Context audience understanding for ma textile design

  1. 1. understanding what you do.
  2. 2. how the work is experienced.
  3. 3. where the work is experienced.
  4. 4. context frames an audiences reading/understanding of work
  5. 11. context frames a makers reading/understanding of work
  6. 12. your making - contextual framework
  7. 13. 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.
  8. 14. political context - specific political issue. - broad political issue. - gender - race - ethnicity - sexual orientation - class - disability – religion.
  9. 15. 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?
  10. 16. 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?
  11. 17. historical context - understand how/whether your practice relates to a tradition, with a history. - how knowledge relates to periods in time.
  12. 18. 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.
  13. 19. institutional context - MA Course - school of design. - your educational background/experience. - your professional background/experience. - your family background/experience.
  14. 20. 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?
  15. 21. mapping your practice - any other contexts worth considering? - importance. - overlapping. - change - evolution of practice.
  16. 22. work is mediated by systems/structures which contextualizes an audiences understanding
  17. 23. the museum
  18. 24. the gallery
  19. 25. hanging Machiko Agano Naomi Kobayashi
  20. 26. Mitsuo Toyazaki the floor
  21. 27. the wall
  22. 28. the plinth
  23. 29. the mannequin
  24. 30. the shelf
  25. 31. the table
  26. 32. the spotlight
  27. 33. the vitrine
  28. 34. the diorama
  29. 35. on-line
  30. 36. television (live transmission)
  31. 37. video/DVD
  32. 38. digital (monitor)
  33. 39. digital (projection)
  34. 40. new media
  35. 41. performance
  36. 42. installation
  37. 43. site specific
  38. 44. Mel Chin - Melrose Place intervention
  39. 45. relationship(s) to practice
  40. 46. object maker
  41. 47. audience object
  42. 49. audience object maker
  43. 51. audience object maker audience object audience object
  44. 53. audience object maker
  45. 55. audience object maker
  46. 57. audience object maker
  47. 59. audience object maker
  48. 61. audience object maker object
  49. 63. audience object maker
  50. 65. audience object maker
  51. 67. audience object maker
  52. 69. audience object maker
  53. 71. maker audience audience audience audience audience audience audience
  54. 73. maker participant

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