What do you want your thesis to be about?
Introduction (500 words)
Three strands of thought could be considered in my practice. Researching the photographic medium, but also the idea of 'seeing' in itself, making the (gay) cinematic language my own, and LGBT issues/identity. In the thesis I would like to investigate further on the above mentioned lines of thought and by doing so reflecting on my own practice and methodology. I will do this by first looking at my past and current work, then I will look at the broader context of my work, how it relates to other practitioners/writers, and finally make a conclusion/reflection on the chapters mentioned before.
Past and current work (2000)
- photography: - methodology of the working table (tableau vs. table, warburg, tillmans)or collecting and combining images (curation), portraits (who I photograph and why, selfportraits), distortion (manipulation of my own images, obscuring), compositions or abstracted works, subjective gay male gaze
- video: queer cinema (kenneth anger etc.), - how
Relation to other practitioners, writers (2000)
Wolfgang Tillmans, If one thing matters everything matters.
Barthes in Marocco - Kenneth Anger -
Conclusion (1000 words)
Bibliography (not complete)
Graham, G. (2010), The Gay State
Silverman, K. (2015), The miracle of analogy, Stanford University press
Dercon, C, Sainsbury, H, & Tillmans, H. (2017), Wolfgang Tillmans 2017, Tate publishing (catalogue of the tate exhibition)
Le Feuvre, L. (2007), Searching for Doubt, Foam magazine #13 searching, winter 2007
Tillmans, W. (2012), Neue Welt, Taschen
Shimizu, M. (2005), Wolfgang Tillmans: The Art of Equivalence (from the book, Wolfgang Tillmans truth study center), Taschen
Silverman, K. (1992), Male Subjectivity at the Margins, Routledge
Stevenson, J. (1997) From the Bedroom to the Bijou, A secret History of American Gay Sex Cinema, Film Quarterly, Vol.51, University of California Press