Identity and Place

Blas' OCA Learning Blog


January 2017


For this exercise, we are asking to reflect about those aspects of our personality or identity that make us unique. At first thought, the question seems difficult to answer because we usually have a “singular and privileged” point of view of ourselves that tends to hide certain features of our personality that for other people are quite evident. Continue reading “Mirror”

Research Point: Elina Brotherus

My first approach to the work of Elina Brotherus was last year while I was doing Context and Narrative course, and more specifically to her series “Annonciation” and I  immediately felt fascinated by those open scenes, that in certain way resemble a scene of a classic painting: the sensation of space, the proportion of the human figure, the tonal balance of the composition,.. Continue reading “Research Point: Elina Brotherus”

Mirrors and Windows

After complete module two of the course with the mix feelings of having achieved a decent result in the assignment and the anxiety of having not enough time to end a lot of readings related to portrait photography, I face module three with the introductory exercise where I have to explore my photographic archive looking for “mirrows and windows”. Continue reading “Mirrors and Windows”

Assignment 2: Viceversa

From the myth of the cave of Plato where some people manipulate various objects in front of  a light source so they cast their shadows before a group of chained spectators who contemplate fascinate and without questioning the only reality they know, passing through the baroque metaphor of the world as a Great theatre in which humanity represents a role written by the Great Author, to the Western society that progressively globalizes behaviours and acceptable conducts; Philosophy, Arts and Anthropology seem to consider that the reality/world/society on which human beings operate as a kind of scenic space on which individuals have to represent their roles. Continue reading “Assignment 2: Viceversa”

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