This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 2, compiled in one place.
I have decided to conduct some more thorough research into Deptford, specifically its regeneration. This is in order to gain a better understanding of how it is seen from the outside perspective as well as inside the community
Yan Preston’s vast project Mother River which spanned 4 years (2010-2014) utilises strategic planning to produce random and varying results.
I came across the work of Jo Metson Scott and Nicola Yeoman’s And Then… (2006) in Perspectives on Place (2015) by J.A.P. Alexander.
Allan Sekula starts his essay On the Invention of Photographic Meaning (1982) by defining the term ‘photographic discourse'. I found this quite strange, in that for me discourse had always meant another word for argument and was fairly obvious. However, Sekula expands upon this notion.
I find Ray Metzker (1931-2014)’s work very alluring, particularly one project called Pictus Interruptus (1976-1981).
Zander Olsen’s ongoing project Tree, Line (2004-) is conceptually-driven with a style bearing traits of Georges Rousse, Noémie Goudal with Studies on Perspective I (2014) and notably John Pfahl with Australian Pines, Fort DeSoto, Florida (1977).
I have read Land Matters by Liz Wells before although I must have somewhat glossed over the final sixth chapter. I didn’t have much recollection of the details of it but by rereading it, I found it one of the most thought-provoking chapters of a very incisive book.