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This year #Picbod has traversed some new and exciting places. Virtual places – with the first open class to be run via a Google+ community, drawing in a global community of practitioners to engage with our content, tasks, activities, and our students’ work; and physical spaces – an exhibition here in Coventry, which then went on to Santander in Spain as a result of the links that were forged with that online community. Here’s a video from that latest expedition – which we hasten to add was organised entirely by the students (remote and local). Well done everyone!
Once again in 2013 the city of Coventry will graced with the sight of a #picbod exhibition. This year, the culmination of the open class #picbod run by Matt Johnston and made awesome by all the attending and remote students will be on show at Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry.
Feel free to download and print the flyers below. And if you can’t get to the show, don’t panic as the students will all be producing a digital counterpart that can be easily accessed.
#picbod will look a little differently this year but you can still be a part of the class community and produce outcomes to our weekly tasks.
As Jonathan works on other modules this year on the BA Photography degree here at Coventry, Matt will be leading the class of #picbod 2013. We have never looked to stand still while open education moves rapidly on and so and rather than keep going in a familiar direction we will take this opportunity to experiment with different ways of doing things.
So what does this actually mean? Well, picbod.org wont be the place to go for all the latest, instead, the class will be hanging out in a Google community found here. It is an open community and everyone is encouraged to join, as well as to actively contribute to the space. We will feature weekly tasks, notes and outcomes with a large part played by our own students.
What about the #picbod hashtag in Twitter? We will still be using this, it’s been invaluable up to now for both attending and remote students so keep tweeting your thoughts, outcomes and links relating to #picbod using the hashtag.
If you missed Steve talking about his work then scoot back by following this link, meanwhile if you’re in New York then you can see the work up close and personal, maybe even the big man himself and if you do then please be our picbod interviewer on the ground (we’ll send you a badge ) by grabbing him for an audioboo and sharing the link using the #picbod hashtag on Twitter or posting links on the facebook page.
A bit like an avalanche coming to rest. The silence is deafening.
But there’s more, after the tumultuous final weeks of picbod2012 we’re delighted to announce we’ll be pulling all of the content (including your stuff, our stuff, the contributors’ stuff) into one beautiful narrative for your download delectation.
We’ll be in touch in the near future with this, in the meantime it only remains to say a massive thank you for making the class such a success for all the contributors and instructors and making the live experience so rich for our students.
If you’d like an official #picbod badge to boast of your tribal belonging then email us your address and we’ll post one out.
Many thanks to Grant Scott at HUNGRY EYE for setting and judging the “White Shirt” task and competition way back in week 4. We aggregated all of the entries from Flickr, the blogs, Facebook,Twitter, email and from the links in the comments. Grant and the HUNGRY EYE team went over them and came back to us this week with their winner.
“Mariya seemed to understand the possibilities ,which a simple white shirt offers as a vehicle to create both atmosphere and narrative. Her images are suggestive, emotive and questioning. They suggest sexuality without being obvious and made me look into the images to question her story. In both it’s inception and completion.” Grant Scott HUNGRY EYE
Tonight sees the launch of the #picbod exhibition at Artspace, Coventry.
The exhibition is a culmination of the work produced by level 2 students in response to the open class #picbod (picturing the body)
If you would like to come to the event, it’s opening time are:
Thursday 15th March 7.00pm onwards (opening night)
Friday 16th March 1.00pm – 5.00pm / 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Saturday 17th March 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Ludwig Haskins gave a talk on his father’s career for #picbod discussing the creative contexts and continuing influences of Sam’s work. One of the greatest photographic talents to emerge from South Africa, Sam remains more than ever, a potent influence on creative, portrait, glamour and fashion photography. He leaves a stunning artistic legacy and a very inspiring example of the photographer as the committed artist at work on every detail of his creation. See more at www.samhaskinsblog.com