My project reflects on the relationship between women and
the subliminal impact they have on the environment during the
Anthropocene. This photographic work
reflects on ecofeminism, climate change and political activism. This was displayed as an installation which was consistent of shelvings and fishing wire to keep the publications in place.
My project reflects on the relationship between women and the subliminal impact they have on the environment during the Anthropocene. Furthermore, these photographic work reflect on ecofeminism, climate change and political activism. This is displayed as a publication consisting on four zines.
In conjunction, ‘Wonder’ was created in hopes that we as a society break the taboo conversation on how women, the environment and relationships have been forgotten in especially in todays world.
Improvements for future development:
Originally I wanted to display my work on separate shelves however once I got there it made sense to join them together to make it more consistent within its story telling and movement. Understanding this, I could then move on to improve the finer details such as the fishing wire being tighter and the shelvings being higher to be more visible for the audience. Another improvement I could have been to have strengthened the publication because it was a little flimsy. Placing a back of cardboard to each of the books would been more suitable and I can work on this for professional development for the future.
The expansion of the project could be to detail the broader research of eco feminism within my digital workbook and more in depth research on how my images would relate with one another and for the text have a consistent relationship between the narrative and the photograph.
An Image is a representative of art and photography in general of communication and expression through the medium of technology. Additionally a reference that wasn’t mentioned was ‘The Ghost At Hampton Court Palace’ image. Another reference in this lecture was a book called ‘The Reconfigured eye’ by W.J.T Mitchel.
Question whilst recapping the previous weeks we asked ourselves this:
What do images want from us?
How do they transform in social and technology mediums?
What role do they play in historical terms?
Then lastly what do pictures want?
Furthermore, other photographers/artists we looked at were Oskar Wild ’the portrait which goes ugly’ and Barbra Kruger where the images speak for themselves and propaganda.
From this, in the lecture we again looked at Trevor Paglen ’ Invisible Images (Your pictures are looking at you)’ article. In conjunction to this is that we also looked at one of his other photographs which was called ‘Lake Tenaya, 2016’. Evidently, whilst looking at the image and the article we compared them to the ever changing AI within social media such as Facebook for example. Social media is where photography and text joins together to communicate towards or for the audience. So a quote that says; ” the point here is that if we understand the invisible world of machine- machines visual culture”. To me it suggests that there is an understanding of the unknown within technology today and how it is advancing and spying on us to just reproduce and recall all our personal data.
It’s all over the place, however, these are some of the notes I took to summarise the weeks’ lectures on photography and technology as well as what questions we see ourselves seeking from the past, present and the future.
‘The intelligent image’ is the traditional technology of AI ( artificial intelligence) and in the book of ‘Ceci n’est une pomme’ by Kate Crawford. Evidently this essay suggests that the intelligent image is a relationship between the image and the text which accompanies such a medium of sharing and communication. However within this essay suggests that photography is like a suicide machine in the technological era that we are presently in. Further more AI technology uses tags and labels from images on the net. According to the essay and article linked below these images are to clarify humans by their race, gender, emotions, ability, sexuality and personality. So they can filter and separate the necessary content to each user whether it is on the mobile phones, computers or cctv to catch the good and bad within this global society. It also broadens, in my opinion, a way that society judges the characteristic of each human by using technology and photography to represent and communicate to a broader diverse range. This could be ethnical assumptions as well as an emotional state of mind.
Additionally, the political intervention of AI and technology within photography of surveillance suggests that there is some sort of non diversity within the general society and this could be because of the underlining racism, sexism and discrimination that each country especially ours endures in everyday life.
Moving on from what I have learnt in my lecture of the intelligent image, there was further and additional reading to do and the link and short summary here https://www.excavating.ai/
I learned and understood that within this article the images are a technological invention, which is evolving every few minutes introducing new information and data from one or multiple sources by surveilling each and every one of us. It has also divided us into sectors by figuring out which economic background and class we are in. It rearrange and arranges us into technological sectors. Other than this the rest is pretty similar from what I have been discussing at the beginning of the blog.
In conclusion, the amount of what we see as a record is different to ( and we are not aware of) what significance it draws upon in the technological world, and how we are watched by robots each day of our lives.