On the Sublime

mickyates Aesthetics, Art, Critical Theory, Genocide, Holocaust, Ideas, Landscape, Media Theory, Mick's Photo Blog, Photography, Post-Modern Leave a Comment

The Sublime has long held fascination for me, as it applies to both landscapes and The Holocaust / Genocide. Adorno suggested that after Auschwitz, the Sublime is associated with images of genocide and atrocity. He also suggested that after Auschwitz, art is not possible. But that is another story. An excellent reader is Simon Morley’s volume The Sublime (2010) with a …

At the University of Leeds

mickyates Aftermath, Cambodia, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Culture, Documentary, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek16, Genocide, Holocaust, Ideas, Media Theory, Narrative, Photography Leave a Comment

I was in Leeds this week,  giving my first lecture to the MA Media and Communications students. I had been invited by Dr. Jim Brogden, Programme Leader MA Film, Photography and Media. The subject of the lecture was my work in Cambodia, and how I had arrived at the current FMP work. I spent quite some time discussing ethical issues of documentary …