AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Inigo Minns
Acting Department Head
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000

STUDIO

INTERMEDIATE / Term 1

MS-CORE



SEEING SLOWLY – PHOTOGRAPHIC TYPOLOGIES, 35MM COLOUR ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY

Sue Barr
Weds, 2-5pm, South Jury Room

‘No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film...’ Robert Adams

Throughout its history photography has been used to classify the world and its people. Belief in the cameras seeming objectivity has drawn artists to produce typological imagery to investigate particular visual phenomena, presented as a group of images or related forms and shot in a consistent and repetitive manner.

We will use analog photography to investigate typologies of the everyday; objects and events so ordinary that they escape our notice, but which are revealed through the photographic process.

Limited to shooting just one roll of film per week, students will have to think precisely about where to position the camera, to see through the visual noise, disorder or chaotic forms present in a location, to discover the inherent potential of their photographic composition.

The course will introduce students both to the technical aspects of camera controls along with a thorough introduction to aesthetic and conceptual issues in photography.

The AA will provide 35mm analog cameras to students attending this course if they do not have their
own. *The course is limited to 8 students only.



Course Outline

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesday 5th Oct
35mm camera workshop

Session 2: PRESENTATION - PORTRAIT TYPOLOGIES
Wednesday 12th Oct
Review and editing of student photographs

Session 3: PRESENTATION - ARCHITECTURAL TYPOLOGIES
Wednesday 19th Oct
Review and editing of student photographs

Session 4: EXHIBITION VISIT
Wednesday 26th Oct

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: PRESENTATION - STILL LIFE TYPOLOGIES
Wednesday 9th Nov
Review and editing of student photographs

Session 6: PRESENTATION – CONCEPTUAL ART TYPOLOGIES
Wednesday 16th Nov
Review and editing of student photographs

Session 7: REVIEW AND EDITING OF STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHS
Wednesday 23rd Nov

Session 8: PRESENTATION
Wednesday 30th Nov