Project Outcomes

Project Outcomes

During the project workshop, participants were first introduced to the curated artists’ images and asked to consider how the images observed functioned as a critical device upon which we make judgments about, not only the landscape that is viewed, but how we see our place in the landscape.
Sean Lynch opened up the discussion, introducing the workshop participants to his own arts practice, and facilitated a discussion about how vision and visuality revealed by the drone image operates as a cumulative process.
The workshop participants were given a demonstration of the drone vehicles and instructions on their use. This enabled the workshops participants themselves, to respond to the drone image, through an embodied experience of the drone technology.
The conversation that evolved from discussion of the exhibited artefacts and the experience of flying the drone, was used to underpin the collaborative development of a creative outcome during the second day of the workshop. The aim of the creative practice was an attempt to expose the genre and its associated visual language. The response using drone images captured by the workshop participants, juxtaposed with other sourced material, was specifically in response to how the drone image participates in the historical continuity of the evolving pattern of human settlement.

CONTACT

For any further information, please contact the project’s author, Dr Helen Jackson (h.jackson@ulster.ac.uk or use the form below). Dr Helen Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media at the School of Media, Film and Journalism, and researcher at the Centre for Media Research, at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Her research, for which she has received international awards, involves practice-led enquiry into the cultural, economic and social impact of emerging media technologies in contemporary visual cultures.