Thank you SO MUCH to everybody who came along to our opening night tonight. It was amazing, over 100 people… Don’t forget, our work will be on the walls at the arts lodge cafe until late next week so if you’re still to have a look, you know what to do!
We have decided that maybe having live music will distract from the photography private opening night on Friday and that the event should be open more to the public as it will attract more people. I myself am a little worried that we will have a lot of food and drink and not enough people.
I’m gonna make a little poll because not everyone voices their opinion which makes things really difficult to sort out if not everyone is happy. I hope that everyone votes and gives their honest answer and not just what they think they should vote for to please the group.
The photos taken on the theme of territories by the children will be displayed in the Art Lodge Centre alongside our own second year work, from the evening of the 15th to the 22nd of December. The exhibition is free and open to the public so the kids can come and view their work!
Today we went to the St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the museum of London for our visual culture: Art science and visual culture.
I found it really Interesting, we got to discover the internal parts of the human body and the deformities and illnesses on the 19th century. There were specimens of the human body that were preserved in an oil like substance, there were also children and infants that had prematurely died due to illnesses incurable at that time. Skeletons of human remains were also on show, those that had died of natural causes and those that had been deformed also due to illness. I found the whole experience really interesting and insightful, I was originally quite dubious about going to these exhibitions as I am quite a squeamish person when it comes to blood and guts, but because of the fact that the body parts were detached from the body, they didn’t really seem that grotesque, I didn’t really think of them as parts of a human but as part of an experiment or dissection.
Going to start my fox hunting project photography by setting out some food in my back garden to attract foxes and set up a camera at my desk. I will wait until it is time for them to venture out and hopefully capture some photos of them feeding. I will also ask people where the best place to find foxes are around the city. This will help me to work out where I need to be. I have already researched what time foxes are to come out (5pm -5am) and what food I should put out in aid to attract them to the area I am in.
The places that spring to mind when I think about urban foxes in Portsmouth are down residential roads, graveyards and the public parks.
I will have to think about risks into doing this type of photography. Are the foxes likely to harm me? Is it safe to be carrying expensive equipment with me alone in the middle of the night? Research into this will be vital and so will finding someone to sit with me whilst I shoot. Looks like I’m going to have to bribe some of my friends into helping me! Hot tea and cake!