In this guest lecture from 26th March, Addie Elliott-Vassie and Liz Halls, co-Directors of Elliott Halls Gallery, provide useful insight into their processes for selecting and working with photographers.
Artist Atta Kim utilises photography to express ideas relating to human existence through his work; meditations on humanity and nature. Continue reading
I first learned about Sugimoto in 2012, and borrowed a book some time later which I found magical to read and to look at. Unfortunately it was not mine to keep.
Cramer’s images are grouped under three titles: Woodland, Underwater and Mountain, and many opinions of the works have generated since their exhibition. The images of seemingly uninhabited/uninhabitable wildernesses – apparently natural scenes of immeasurable scale – seem to unnerve us, stirring our inner fears. It is as though we are disoriented. Continue reading
McLuhan and Fiore’s book, The Medium is the Massage, is an assortment of layouts, images and ideas around the effects of technology and mass media on the ‘public’ and the individual. It challenges structures of education and media replication, encourages freedom, and respects pre-technological approaches to visual art and tangible forms of communication, acknowledging ocularcentricity in human society: Continue reading
“… all these years later I was back again, on my knees in a muddy cotton field searching for what had once been, with no real understanding of why I was doing this, no clear reason for doing it, except that in growing older I’d taken to remembering much too much about the past one day, nothing at all the next.” (2008, p163) Continue reading
Having thought recently about landscape and its constructed nature, I found Dafna Talmor’s photographs called Constructed Landscapes. Talmor’s images are each made from more than one negative, creating strange-world compositions which reveal openly the material aspect of the photograph, while at the same time allowing our own minds to piece together whole landscapes.