Video of a talk with Chris Pinney, Rian Hughes and others
Local/Global: The role of culture in the creation and reception of visual communication
Performing Art Lab, Stevens Building Kensington Gore 15.02.2012
In the tensions between local and global, (very often local ignores global and global ignores local), which is the way forward? It is only by appreciating a culture that is profoundly different from our own, that we can realize the extent to which our own beliefs and activities are culture-bound, rather than natural or universal. Melville J. Herskovits reminds us, ‘Judgements are based on experience, and experience is interpreted by each individual in terms of his own enculturation’. As visual communicators, how do we become aware of the unconscious bonds and perceptions of our own culture to develop a more self-conscious position for practice? With this awareness what can our audiences gain?
Christine Guth (Chair Person)
Video of the event: http://redtape.rca.ac.uk/2012_02.html