SM3736 - Image and Object: Beyond Photography

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School of Creative Media
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Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Photo images are ubiquitous in our daily life but most of time are perceived as tangible objects occupying certain 3-dimensional space like framed family photos or huge advertising light boxes. On the other hand, their very mimetic power has drawn our attention to their “recorded” reality which surpasses their present physicality.

This course aims to explore the relationship between images and objects in the context of contemporary art. Nowadays, object, sculpture or installation art encourages most direct engagement of audience in our immediate reality. However, as a medium rather to perfectly "duplicate" than to "describe" our reality, it is photography (and its extended family) which enriches our artistic expression with its unique character of time-space. In this light, through the application of photography in these diverse mediums, we seek for expanding creative possibilities in visual communication and pushing the limits of the medium itself.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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