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POST 10: POWER
November 2, 2009, 3:28 pm
Filed under: Power, Uncategorized

Obstruction for Power ThemePosted by admin on Tuesday, November 3rd 2009     

The obstruction for this theme is very simple. It is merely a time restriction. Whatever the medium you are using: a still photo essay, an audio piece, animation or other moving image piece there is a time limit of 1 minute and 30 seconds exactly.”

For power i think that im going to make a video about bullying, i believe bullying is a way of gaining power, it can be done either by someone stronger and intimidating or a group of aggressive people. i found an interesting description from www.wikipedia.com which relates my chosen idea to power.  “Bullying is repeated acts over time that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Fact Sheet #FS-200127) Bullying can be verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. Although the UK currently has no legal definition of bullying,[2] some US states have laws against it. Bullying is usually done to coerce others by fear or threat.[3] Bullying can be prevented when children are taught social skills to successfully interact with people”  This descriptions of bullying made me think about whats makes the more powerful person( real of perceived) the  more powerful. i think it could be the size or strength of the person or maybe knowledge, maybe they have information of the less powerful person and are using it to bully them. People can also be bullied through having less authoritative power, like pupils to teachers, managers to staff etc. someone could be being sexually harassed at work and because of the threat being sacked just keep quiet which gives the bully the power.  from looking into my research i think bullying is a very broad topic involving power and very relevant. i am going to do more research before i decide what i’m going to include in my film.

In our first lecture on power, nuidty was mentioned. and we were shown this video. i found this video intersting to watch because i had chosen to look at nudity for my peice on Spectacle, and after seeing this i think that theres is definatly a link to power.

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Hey Kay.

Good idea but I think you might need to expand on the idea and how it relates to power. You’re thinking of the literal sense, the physical power of a bully over their victim. Think of it as a connotation – what are the deeper meanings and the hidden meanings if there are any?

Is a bully being a self consious person or is he part of the society of the spectacle that Guy Debord describes?

Apply more theory to the idea and it could give you more ideas to add in the end. Good luck.

Comment by azizurahman

thanks az

Comment by KATE




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