Reflect Upon Your Own Art, Design or Media Practice in Relation to One Theme/Idea/Theory Covered in the Ccs200 Module and the Contemporary Creative Practice Associated with That Theme

Reflect upon your own art, design or media practice in relation to one theme/idea/theory covered in the CCS200 module and the contemporary creative practice associated with that theme

My response to the brief is more of an enquiry into the idea that visibility and visuality are a metaphor for power and control.   As well as outlining the meaning of the terminology I will also be discussing how this power and control are meted out and where we as artists figure in that equation.   I have chosen the medium of photography as a creative contemporary practice because,
“In teaching us a new visual code, photographs alter and enlarge our notions of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe.   They are a grammar and, even more importantly, an ethics of seeing.” (Sontag, 1979: 3)
I shall be looking at various aspects of photography including: the truth of the image; the relationship of the viewer to the image; the manipulation of the photographic medium and its implications; and the power of the photographic image to make the seemingly invisible, visible. I will be referencing the work of other artists as well as myself as this essay also represents a reflection on my own artistic practice with regard to the theme of visibility and visuality. .
Photography straddles the worlds of both semiotics and psychoanalysis which I will touch on only very briefly as they are complete topics in their own right. Hence I shall keep my discussion open and conclude with my thoughts and those of others whom I have researched.
I think this is a valid approach as the spectrum for discussion is wide and varied and I would like to produce as open and reflective an approach as possible, within the limits that I have listed above.
Visibility is the quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible to the eye or obvious to the eye. (   Whereas visuality means, of or relating to the sense of sight, something that is seen or able to be...