Event Title

Appropriation Analysis

Location

Diamond 342

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Colby Liberal Arts Symposium AR120 Group 1 Abstract Ryan Williams, McKayla Blanch, Erin Lavoie, Pedro Caballero, Harry ParkAs a group we are presenting the research we have individually conducted in AR120. Our research was built around our first assignment in the course, which asked us to identify a pair of images, one appropriating or representing the other, and analyze the context for each image. Our presentation will demonstrate how we have transformed our contextual observations into more in-depth analyses through research. Our research approach is to choose a discourse that encompasses our images to further understand the role the images play in Popular Culture. A discourse analysis looks at a network of visual statements and their expression of societal norms. Our presentation will include analysis of the following images: a Jimi Hendrix album cover, posters for the films Endless Summer and A Clockwork Orange, a family photograph taken in Disney World, and a book cover for George Orwells Animal Farm. All of these images will be tied to an appropriation and other related images. Through our research, we will collectively examine how images and their meanings change depending on their context.

Faculty Sponsor

Tanya Sheehan

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Art Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

353

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

Appropriation Analysis

Diamond 342

Colby Liberal Arts Symposium AR120 Group 1 Abstract Ryan Williams, McKayla Blanch, Erin Lavoie, Pedro Caballero, Harry ParkAs a group we are presenting the research we have individually conducted in AR120. Our research was built around our first assignment in the course, which asked us to identify a pair of images, one appropriating or representing the other, and analyze the context for each image. Our presentation will demonstrate how we have transformed our contextual observations into more in-depth analyses through research. Our research approach is to choose a discourse that encompasses our images to further understand the role the images play in Popular Culture. A discourse analysis looks at a network of visual statements and their expression of societal norms. Our presentation will include analysis of the following images: a Jimi Hendrix album cover, posters for the films Endless Summer and A Clockwork Orange, a family photograph taken in Disney World, and a book cover for George Orwells Animal Farm. All of these images will be tied to an appropriation and other related images. Through our research, we will collectively examine how images and their meanings change depending on their context.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/295