Thursday, 31 March 2016

Happy holidays!

We are all working hard on missed work and improving grades today. There's still room if you want to boost your grades.
We are here until 3.45pm.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Friday, 11 March 2016

Ben Rivers Photography exhibition.


Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers presents his most ambitious work to date.
Migrating between documentary, fantasy and fable, and shot against the dramatic Moroccan landscape, the films are a compelling adaptation of A Distant Episode, Paul Bowles’ savage and brutal short story of a man traveling through the desert. Filmed in hand-processed 16mm cinemascope, the stories of Paul Bowles and his muse, the renowned Moroccan writer and artist Mohammed Mrabet, are combined with observational footage shot across Morocco.
Originally shown at Television Centre in London, Rivers’ has used materials sourced from old film sets to create viewing spaces within the gallery, and inserted works into collection displays, creating a new dialogue with the spaces and collections at the Whitworth.
The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers is a co-commission with Artangel and uses footage generated on the production of Las Mimosas, a film by Oliver Laxe, produced by Zeitun Films, Rouge International and LaProd and footage generated on the production of Towards the Possible Film by Shezad Dawood, a work commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Delfina Foundation. Film and Video Umbrella is supported by Arts Council England. 

25 February - 22 May 2016

Images: The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) 16mm film and video installation, five parts, various durations looped; and mixed media. Commissioned by Artangel, The Whitworth, Manchester, and the BFI’s Film Fund, with the support of Arts Council England. Image courtesy of Yuki Yamamoto and Kate MacGarry, London.

Whilst you are there, look out for the Nico Vascellari light exhibition in the landscape gallery,

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As winter draws to a close and greenery once again takes hold, Italian artist Nico Vascellari occupies the Whitworth’s Landscape Gallery.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Some very creative shoots and some snow.

After an exhausting week in the studio we had some amazing photographic results and some excellent exam ideas.
Fantastic job from both photographer and model here.
I can't wait to see the edits........
And after such a great week we got a snow day.

I'm hoping you used the amazing lighting and fantastic scenery for some well composed shots.
Don't forget A1 and A2, you will need to have taken your next set based upon your sub-theme and technique mind map.

Don't use the snow as an excuse not to take them, embrace it in your shots.
Normal lessons resume Monday.