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‘Documenting Me the Bangladeshi’ ends today

Update : 30 Apr 2013, 09:37 AM


Experimental works in different sectors of visual art such as photography, painting, graphic art, multimedia presentation and others are on display at the National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department of the University of Liberal Arts  Bangladesh (ULAB) presents the exhibition titled “Documenting Me  the Bangladeshi.” The show started on April 23 and will end today.

Some interesting pieces are portrayed at the exhibition such as “Kaktarua” a single shot film that represents the significance of an agrarian country. Another remarkable piece is a nostalgic photo story “Return to innocence” by Ananta Gourab, that takes us back to our childhood as it is a depiction of games we played as children.

The exhibit brings together the work of students from various courses of the MSJ Curriculum Integration Program for Spring 2013. The theme was “Documenting Me the Bangladeshi” which highlights the documentary theory pioneered by Otlet but modified and re-introduced by Winfeld Lund  (2010) who defines documents as “any results of human efforts to tell, instruct, teach or produce  by using some means in some ways.” According to Lund, the process of documentation can be seen as constituted by four elements, producers, instruments, modes and documents.

The theme was integrated by each faculty in their respective courses and students were required to document themselves as Bangladeshis, as a partial requirement of the course.

Every semester, the MSJ Department launch an exhibit, the ongoing one is its twelfth.  Each exhibit is based on either philosophical or sociological concept, which is used to guide student outputs as well as present them in communication-related perspectives.



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