Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Recent Films

Other ResearchPosted by Richard Tue, October 16, 2012 20:58:32
Over the past few weeks I have watched several films that I have found stimulating and thought provoking:

10 Sept

The Kid With a Bike (2011)

I found this to be a thoughtful work exploring growing up and the impact a few choices can make on the rest of one own life and on those around us.

8 Oct

Dersu Uzala (1975)

This I found to be a moving examination of the human condition, particularly of finding oneself in an alien environment having to rely on the beneficence of an other who knows and is at home in that culture. It thus also reflects on the nature of true friendship.

10 Oct

The Hide (2008)

Interesting, beautifully shot, two character thriller, with careful & thoughtful use of light and environment that both maintained engagement and visually communicated mood and emotion. It also challenged preconceptions about how quickly we make judgements about a person.

14 Oct

A Separation (2011)

This was a moving study of the conflicting pressures of family commitments as the participants struggle to find the way forward as the parents face the agonising decision whether to emigrate to give their daughter the best opportunity or stay and care for the grandfather who has Alzheimer's

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