Exercise 4.5: Signifier – Signified

Exercise 4.5: Signifier – Signified Find an advert from a magazine, newspaper or the internet, which has some clearly identifiable signs. Using the example above to help you, list the signs. What are the signifiers? What is signified? Read Barthes’ essay to help...

Exercise 5.7: Prepare your artist’s statement

Exercise 5.7: Prepare your artist’s statement Spend an hour or so looking at photographers’ artists’ statements. Some will be on their own websites (although it’s surprising how few  practitioners do this), but you’ll find most information from the websites of the...

Exercise 5.6: Context and meaning

Exercise 5.6: Context and meaning Although you’re not expected to produce any kind of installation or exhibition of your projects at Level 2 (HE5), there is certainly no reason why you shouldn’t be thinking about where you could present your work, and how the meaning...

Exercise 5.5: Create a slideshow

Exercise 5.5: Create a slideshow Look at some of the audio-visual slideshows on the websites listed above. Make some notes about particular works of interest, considering how they are edited, sequenced and how audio is used with images. Note down your own personal...

Exercise 5.4: Online exhibitions

Exercise 5.4: Online exhibitions An online audio-visual piece doesn’t necessarily have to be the piece of art in itself, but may simply be part of the ‘presence’ of the work, put together to promote it, possibly to coincide with an exhibition or publication, or to...

Exercise 5.3: Print-on-demand mock-up

Exercise 5.3: Print-on-demand mock-up Whether or not you intend to produce a book to present your photographs for Assignment Five, suppose for this exercise that you will. During this exercise you’ll familiarise yourself with a print-on-demand application and...