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Our new video assignment is an exercise in editing together video and sound footage appropriated from the internet and altering the meaning of the material so that the final submission bares little resemblance to its original form.

Various ideas were considered but basic research into the art critic and commentator Susan Sontag and picking up on the frustration some students had with her writing suggested that a re edit of one of her interviews to provide a new meaning should be considered.

Susan Sontag was a prolific writer and social commentator from the 1960’s to her death in 2004. She has published a number of books on a range of topics. Photography students know her best for her essays published in her book ‘Susan Sontag – On photography’.

susan sontag_on photography_cover

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