August 2, 2021

PH0701 | Assignment 2 Illustrated Proposal

List of clickable links included in the pdf

References | Figures

  1. Citylit Feminism in Contemporary Art course
  2. Kruger, Barbara. 2020. Untitled (Never Perfect Enough). Taken from her book Think Of You I Mean Me I Mean You. Los Angeles: County Museum Of Art
  3. Martha Rosler. 1966-72. Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain. Available at [Accessed 03 Aug 2021]
  4. Kruger, Barbara, 2010. Quoted in Hal Forster, “Seriously Playful,” in Barbara Kruger. New York; Rizzoli. 19.
  5. Brandt, Marianne. 1926. Parisian Impressions Available [Accessed 03 Aug 2021]
  6. Hannah Höch. 1936. Für ein Fest gemacht (Made for a Party) Available [Accessed 04 Aug 2021]
  7. Rosler, Martha. 1975 Semiotics of the Kitchen. black-and-white video, 6:00 min. [Accessed 3 Aug 2021].
  8. Mendieta, Ana. 1973-77. Silueta Series. Https:// And Https:// [Accessed 14 July 2021]
  9. Agar, Eileen. 1936. The Ladybird. Available Here: Https:// [Accessed 17 July 2021]
  10. Shaden, Brooke. 2021. Untitled. Available At: Https:// [Accessed 14 July 2021]
  11. Laura Mulvey (1989, 2009). “Visual and Other Pleasures”, p.19. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
  12. Kruger, Barbara. 1982. You Are Not Yourself. Available At: Https:// [Accessed 14 July 2021]
  13. Danny Bittencourt . Hybrid Photography for Creative Experimentations Course, Domestika,
  14. Lutz, Catherine and Collins, Jane. 2003. The Photography Reader. London: Routledge. P358 “There is, however, not one reader’s gaze; each individual looks with his or her own personal, cultural, and political background or set of interests.”
  15. Caesar, Catherine. Martha Rosler’s Critical Position within Feminist Conceptual Practices [accessed 03 Aug 2021] “Rosler perceived a similar solipsism in feminist art, describing the proliferation of autobiographical first person narratives as ‘narcissistic’. When women artists
    focused exclusively on their personal lives, it hindered a critical relation to their surroundings necessary to the recognition of sexism.”
  16. Sontag, Susan. 1979. On Photography. Harmondsworth : Penguin

Magazine mock-ups from

CRITICAL RESEARCH | current & future reading

Future Reading

Rosler, Martha. 2004. Decoys and Disruptions: Selective Writings 1975-2001. London: The MIT Press

Shaden, Brooke. 2021. Reflection: Exploration of Self. G Editions LLC [awaiting pre-order]

Barthes, Roland. 2000 Camera Lucida. London: Vintage

Davis, Angela Y. 2019. Women, Race & Class. London: Penguin Classics

Lewis, Helen. 2021 Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights. Vintage

Dyer, Geoff. 2021. See/Saw: Looking at Photographs. Canongate Books

Robinson, Hilary. 2015. Feminism Art Theory. London: Wiley [In Progress]

Isaak, Jo Anna. 1996. Feminism In Contemporary Art . London ; New York : Routledge. [In Progress]

Mulvey, Laura. 2009. Visual And Other Pleasures. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan [In Progress]

Wark, Jayne. 2006 Radical Gestures, Feminism And Performance Art In North America. Montreal : Mcgill-queen’s University Press [In Progress]

Given, Florence. 2020. Women Don’t Owe You Pretty. Narrated by: Florence Given. Cassell Illustrated Available at: [In Progress]

Cialdini, Robert B.2021. Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion. Narrated By: Robert B Cialdini. HarperAudio. Available at: [In Progress]

Sontag, Susan. 1979. On Photography. Harmondsworth : Penguin [In Progress]

Barthes, Roland. 2009 Mythologies.London: Vintage [In Progress]

Completed during current module

Berger, John. 1972.ways Of Seeing. London: Penguin

Lesser, Elizabeth. 2020. Cassandra Speaks. Narrated By: Sands, Xe Available At: Https://

Kruger, Barbara. 2021. Think Of You I Mean Me I Mean You. Los Angeles: County Museum Of Art

Friedan, Betty. 2021. The Feminine Mystique. Narrated By: Posey, Parker And Church, Imogen. Available At: Https://

Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda. 2017. Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions. Narrated By: Lavoy, January. Available At: Https://


Rosler, Martha. 1977 Vital Statistics Of A Citizen Simply Obtained. Available At: Https:// [Accessed 14 July 2021].

Rosler, Martha. 1975 Semiotics of the Kitchen. black-and-white video, 6:00 min. [Accessed 3 Aug 2021].

Ivenkovic, Sanja. 1976. Instructions No1. Available At: Https:// [Accessed 14 July 2021]

Miller, Bruce. The Handmaids Tale. Hulu Network [Tv Series – ongoing].


Spilt Milk Gallery – Community of mother artists [@spiltmilkgallery] Available At: Https:// [Accessed 14 July 2021]

The Collage ArtE – Collage community- [@thecollagearte] Available at: [Accessed 05Aug 2021]

Edinburgh Collage Collective [@edinburghcollagecollective] Available at: [Accessed 05Aug 2021]

Detweiler, Sarah [@sd_artifacts]. Https:// [Accessed 25 June 2021]

Pathak, Archana [@archanapathakartist]. Https:// [Accessed 05 July 2021]

K Young Collage [@kyoung_collage] [Accessed 05Aug 2021]


Exhibtion: Unfinished Business The Fight For Women’s Rights. The British Library. Visited 17 June 2021. Available At: Https:// exhibition visit [Accessed 14 July 2021]

Angel of Anarchy: Eileen Agar Exhibition. Whitechapel Gallery. Visited 17 June 2021. [Accessed 05Aug 2021]


Citylit Feminism in Contemporary Art [completed 27 Apr – 1 Jun]

Danny Bittencourt . Hybrid Photography for Creative Experimentations Course, Domestika,

Skillshare Photomontage & Collage Courses. [Accessed 05Aug 2021]


Nochlin, Linda. 1988. Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists Https:// [Completed] [Accessed 05Aug 2021]

Caesar, Catherine. Martha Rosler’s Critical Position within Feminist Conceptual Practices [accessed 03 Aug 2021]

Barbara Kruger, Essay. Words in Visual Images [Accessed 05Aug 2021]

Photoethics. Photography Ethics Symposium: On representation, identity, and intersectional storytelling. [Accessed 05Aug 2021]

Suler, John. Photographic Psychology [Accessed 05Aug 2021]

Tutor Feedback

Michelle’s feedback was, as always, constructive and valuable. She said that my proposal was a visual bombardment and it would have benefitted from being simplified in its presentation. The layout was overcomplicated and a stripped-back approach would have been more impactful.

She said it would have been useful for me to show the social media, magazine and online communities which I referenced.

She also said that I could have further unpicked how the work I referenced related to my work, the political and social methodology. More gender and feminism theory would have been a benefit and less about my work and processes so far [I was at the word limit and so I had to ask where to strip back if I was to add more in]. In future, I should specify which elements in other artists work relate to my work and why.

Assignment 2 Guidelines

To formalise your plans for your research project and help you to effectively plan and map out the development of your research project over the next year of the course, complete an Illustrated Research Project Proposal. It should be an engaging and enthusiastic document that communicates both your passion and enthusiasm for your project, and its broader relevance and importance.

Your proposal will:

  • Outline your plans for how you intend to develop your research project over the following threemodules / study blocks, providing an indicative schedule of key activities and/or stages of the project.
  • Define some of the objectives, concerns and themes of your research project, placing it within identifiable territories of contemporary photography and/or broader visual practices.
  • Describe and analyse progress on the project to date.
  • Communicate, using your own photographic work made during this module, suggestions of the visual strategies and methods you will be progressing in your research project.
  • Detail any costs you will incur, and how you intend to meet these, as well as the resources and skills you anticipate you will need and how you intend to acquire them.
  • Assess and analyse the limitations, risks and threats to the project, including ethical considerations, health and safety, and the environmental and ecological impact of your project.

Assignment Guidelines

The Illustrated Research Project Proposal should also include:

  • Bibliography of key critical resources relevant to your subject area. You may wish to subdivide into sources consulted to date and referred to in the text, and key resources you have identified and intend to scrutinise over the following modules. This should use Harvard style referencing.
  • Appendices, including:  

Appendices are not included in the word count.