Evita Goze

Week 8, 9 and London

Posted in exhibitions, photography, photography studies by evitagoze on December 9, 2010

After the presentation of Identity project we had a week off. Well, technically it was a reading week, meaning no lectures, but a lot of independent studying, although everybody seemed to approached it as a week off.

However, me and Anna used a bit extended weekend to go to Vision photo festival in London with such a guest speakers as Tom Hunter, Jonas Bendiksen and also George Georgiou who I met last summer in ISSP workshop in Latvia and who was giving there a talk about his latest work In the Shadow of the Bear. So afterwards we had a small, nice ISSP meet-up  for a few drinks (Vanessa was there as well!)

Greetings to George (by Gavin A Fernandes)

Tom Hunter

Jonas Bendiksen, Satellites

We also went to a few exhibitions: beautifully made Shadow Catchers: Camera Less Photography in Victoria and Albert museum presenting the work of five contemporary artists – Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller and Adam Fuss – who work without a camera. If you happen to be in London till 20 of February next year, it is defiantly worth seeing (watch the short movies as well).

And Photographic Typologies in TATE Britain including works of Thomas Ruff, Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Graham, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto and August Sander.

Floris Neusüss

Pierre Cordier, Chemigram 31/7/01 Hommage à Georges Perec, 2001

(Georges Perec’s major work, Life: A User’s Manual (1978), tells the story of a Paris apartment building and its inhabitants. The apartments form a 10 x 10 grid, which serves as the structure of the book’s narrative. Each is dealt with according to the moves made in the ‘knight’s tour’, a chess-based mathematical problem in which the knight must visit each square exactly once.)

Susan Derges

Adam Fuss

For week 9 in Historical and Critical Studies we had to read Lee Friedlander, A Solitary Guy in a Crazy-Clockwork World by Gerry Badger (in Peter Turner & Gerry Badger PHOTO TEXTS) and we had a guest speaker photographer David Cowlard talking about Friedlander’s work alongside critical architectural theory.

Lee Friedlander

We also had a briefing for our next project Photography and Place where we have to think about issues around the representation of space and place, to consider what a modern landscape might be through the making of a body of photographic work. For this project my tutor is Jim Cooke. With my time split between Brighton and Berlin during the winter break, I’m still not sure what I’m doing for this project.

Some of the photographers mentioned:

Thomas StruthDallas Parking Lot, 2001

Axel Hutte, Mudchute, 2001

Dan Holdsworth, A Machine for Living, 1999

Rut Blees Luxembourg, Towering Inferno, 1996

Rut Blees Luxembourg, Liebeslied, 1997

Steffi Klenz, La Posa, 2009

Robert Smithson, Mirror Displacements, 1969

Hamish Fulton

Christopher Wool, East Brodway Breakdown, 1994-95

André Kertész, Elizabeth and Me

Recommended films:

Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans, Finisterre

Patrick Keiller, London

David Lynch, The Straight Story

Chris Petit, Unrequited Love

Lynne Ramsay, Ratcatcher

Wayne Wang, Smoke


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