Andrew Fitzgibbon, Author at The Open College of the Arts
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Study event: OCA North

Join Andrew Conroy, a photographer, semiotician and OCA tutor on the 10 November in Halifax.

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Impressions gallery visit & portfolio review

There is a fantastic opportunity for a limited number of students to enjoy a curator hosted visit to Chloe Dewe Mathew’s In Search of Frankenstein exhibition, find out more about how a leading photography gallery works with artists, and receive feedback on their own work as part of a group portfolio review session lead by Anne McNeill and Dr Pippa Oldfield from Impressions.

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Slow down: Re-approaching Photography

Re-approaching Photography is broadly interested in slowing down the process of looking at photographs. Making sense of a photograph is often seen as an ‘obvious’ and instinctive activity, but the course takes as its starting point the fact that even the most apparently straightforward of images can be more complex than might be assumed.

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Fluid Pictures

In a 2002 interview featuring several eerily prescient observations concerning the future of the record business, David Bowie noted that music was ‘going to become like running water or electricity’. Almost chilly in its matter-of-factness, this was a vision of a digital future where music would exist as a taken for granted utility that listeners […]

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Trusting the Unknown

Tom Stayte is a photographer who has seemed to realise that digital culture has triggered enough of an avalanche of images without him needing to add to the pile. With the internet now less something that we use than live, it’s curious to look back from the privileged viewing position of the here-and-now at the way ‘cyberspace’ was thought about a couple of decades ago.

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That uncertain feeling

Stepping back from the seemingly endless noise of uncertainty, misinformation, myth and downright fibs about who, what, where and when someone is permitted to photograph, it’s very difficult to get away from the thought that lots of photographers would be more likely to leave certain pictures untaken than risk being questioned, challenged, stared at, filmed, […]

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So farewell then, Ray Manzarek

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Sometimes an introduction becomes as famous as the piece that follows. The dramatic chords at the beginning of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in Bb minor are instantly recognisable in their own right, even though their principal purpose […]

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Music study visit – Tuesday 30th April

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   The first in what we hope will be a series of music study visits is planned for Tuesday 30th April at the Birmingham Conservatoire.  Music tutor Andy Glover is hosting a concert to celebrate … erhm […]

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Improvising Mozart …

The harpsichordist George Malcolm once told me how he had been given a stern rebuke by a world famous maestro for filling out the continuo line whilst performing JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion. The gist of the complaint was that if ‘Herr Bach’ had wanted additional notes, he would have written them in the score. […]

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