PHO703 Week 9: Landings

Falmouth University’s annual Landings exhibition is now running (27 July to 03 August) and can be accessed here: http://landings.space/

My own contribution is called ‘Silent City’ and is a curation of my work in progress, mostly this module and a few images from the last module (Crean 2020). This is on my Adobe portfolio website and can be accessed here: https://markcrean.myportfolio.com/landings-2020

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Fig. 1: Landings 2020 marketing material using one of my own images dropped into a common template, an effective way of allowing individual artists to prepare their own material to a common theme.

I have enjoyed putting this together. It is good practice for a mini-exhibition and forces me to address my intent and clarity of concept. It has also brought out the fact that Oxford (any city, in fact) presents so many different faces over so many historical eras that it is probably better to divide my work into sub-themes or chapters which is what I have done with my Landings work.

Other lessons here are the importance of collaboration, planning and marketing. Landings is a ‘we’ project, not a ‘me’ project. No one could possibly have done it all on their own and the result is immeasurably stronger for being a collaboration. I have also admired and enjoyed taking part in the marketing on Instagram, Twitter and so forth. I know from comments from followers not connected with Falmouth that this material found an audience.

References

CREAN, Mark. 2020. ‘Silent City: Landings 2020 Exhibition’. Mark Crean [online]. Available at: https://markcrean.myportfolio.com/landings-2020 [accessed 26 Jul 2020].

Figures

Figure 1. Landings 2020. 2020. Marketing material using one of my own images dropped into a common template, an effective way of allowing individual artists to prepare their own material to a common theme. From: Instagram [online]. Available at: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDD0jM8g-He/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link [accessed 27 Jul 2020].