Friday, 01 May 2020
LESSON 03 / RITUAL as Archive (Walking and Observation)
“Breathe with unconditional breath the unconditioned air.
– Wendell Berry, How to Be a Poet
__ learn about ways walking has been part of a collective history (Solnit, Civil Rights)
__ take a walk, collect (take photos) images of anything that strikes you (suspend judgement)
__ continue to develop skills and confidence with your personal archive, learn to take what comes to you, observe it, reflect on it and edit
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION /
this week, you go for a walk in your neighborhood (observing social distancing of course) set out with a way to document (phone camera is fine, as you’ll be uploading some of the photos). don’t get too hung up on a perfectly composed image, taking photos can be a way of notetaking, which becomes your archive. resist being too precious about what or how you capture, just what strikes you now. years or days from now, your archive might begin to set up some patterns to the way you look and think.
post 3-5 images in the classroom and tell us a bit about your walk and what caught you, visually. all work must be submitted by monday @ 12noon (nyc time) and all students must check back and comment on at least one other student’s work by 2p (nyc time).
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