POSITIONS & PRACTICE – CREATIVE PRACTICE
WEEK 7 CREATIVE ASSIGNMENT: Taking inspiration from the practitioners discussed during this topic, form pairs and set each other a short brief to work on throughout the week. You should be sympathetic to each other’s locations, circumstances, resources, commitments and also – their current practice. The ‘shoot’ should not exceed a couple of hours at most, and you may be as prescriptive as you like. When your partner sends you their brief for you to consider and then fulfill, try to keep track of your creative thought process.
Brief Originator: Mandisa Mauring – Assigned Photographer: Dayana Marconi
Brief Title: Turin in Your Suitcase
Completion Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
“Turin in Your Suitcase” is a project aimed at attracting visitors to Turin using a visual narrative that highlights some of the city’s interesting tangible facts.
Assigned photographer/s will be expected to produce photos that ‘speak’ to the viewer using creative formats that are visually clear, authentic (not overly digitally enhanced) and compelling. Interesting facts about Turin are listed as a guide not a rigid requirement to duplicate. The photographer is expected to conduct his or her own research prior to selecting a set of interesting facts to cover.
In keeping with Falmouth University’s suggestion: assigned photographers should consider ways to reduce any economic costs in relation to the assignment. At the completion of the photo assignment, the photographer must provide a reflective blog post along with the assigned photographs on his or her CRJ blog site.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TURIN: The Mole Antonelliana was once the highest brick building in the world, Turin created the world’s first sealable solid/hard chocolate, The Fiat car gained popularity thanks to Turin, Turin’s Egyptian Museum has the second most important collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo, Turin is home to the grissini breadsticks, The famous Shroud of Turin.
Turin in Your Suitcase – Interesting facts about the City.
Turin’s Egyptian Museum has the second most important collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo.
Turin is considered the Italian Capital of the Publishing Industry.
FIAT Automobiles Company, now FCA, is born in Turin in 1899.
What most people don’t know is that FIAT’s historical headquarter is now a Museum dedicated to the history of this important brand.
The Mole Antonelliana was once the highest brick building in the world, but this isn’t only an important monument: it hosts a panoramic lift, a restaurant, a café and, in its basement, the National Museum of Cinema.
Turing is considered one of the vertex of a White Magic triangle with Lyon and Prague. One of the most important places in the city, that mix Magic, Religion and Myth, is the statue in front of the Cathedral known as The Great Mother. This statue, that symbolizes the concept of Faith, represents a woman covered with a veil who holds a cup observing a distant point. According to the legend, her eyes indicate the direction to find the Holy Grail.
At the same time, Turing is also considered one of the vertex of a Black Magic triangle with London and San Francisco. One of the most popular touristic attraction for passionates of Magic is The Doorway of the Devil. Its door-knocker represents the Devil who observes those visitors who want to enter into the building and, according to the legend, it was placed by the Devil itself to imprison a wizard; what it’s sure is that this building is historically connected with famous murders and disappearances.
© Dayana Marconi 2016. Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Dayana Marconi. Images may not be downloaded without her permission.