┐ Heidi Kirkpatrick └

© Heidi Kirkpatrick,Mother, 2001 © Heidi Kirkpatrick,Mahjong tiles, 2011 “Portland based photographerHeidi Kirkpatrick uses photographs to transform found objects into playful pieces of art. Her images reveal a view of the world experienced by women and she prints them on film positives which she mounts within or on found objectssuch as vintage tins, blocks, boxes,…

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┐ Chen Qiulin └

© Chen Qiulin, Ellisis’s Series No. 3, 2002 (photograph) © Chen Qiulin, Peach Blossom, 2009 (dvd still) At a time when her understanding of contemporary art was still limited, Chen was unexpectedly invited to partake in Parabola, a satellite show of the First Chengdu Biennale (2001). On this occasion she created Ellisis (. . .…

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┐ Jiang Zhi └

© Jiang Zhi, On the white #4, 2007 © Jiang Zhi, Love Letters No.6, 2011 “Oneness and unity only rests in ‘word’, never in the ‘matter’. I recall a conversation with a neurologist about whether ‘insanity’ exists, and if it did, how. We arrive at an interesting concept, that we were not very interested in…

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┐ Julie Cockburn └

© Julie Cockburn, The Veil, Embroidery on found photograph, 2011 © Julie Cockburn, The Astronaut, Embroidery on found photograph, 2011 “The loss of, or manipulation of, the human face is the most disturbing and fascinating aspect of Cockburn’s work. These faceless or masked portraits me of John Baldessari’s manipulated mass-media images. He often used colored…

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┐ Nicky Coutts └

© Nicky Coutts, Estates(Syon), 2007 © Nicky Coutts, Estates(Longleat), 2007 “The photograph Estates was based on 17th century drawings and paintings of stately homes originally commissioned to show them to their most opulent advantage. Each original is manipulated to look like a tower by copying and repeating the floors and placing them one above the…

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┐ Luuk Wilmering └

© Luuk Wilmering, Call it by it’s name nr. 1, from the series Birds need shelter, 2011 © Luuk Wilmering, Birdhunters, from the series Birds need shelter, 2011 “Luuk Wilmering‘s latest series, Bird Needs Shelter, was largely created during his work period in the Holsboer studio in the Cité des Arts, Paris, in 2010/2011. Bird…

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┐ Fan Chon Hoo └

© Fan Chon Hoo, Article # 7, Gravy Pot, from the series The blue and white collection, 2010 © Fan Chon Hoo, Article # 10, Bath, from the series The blue and white collection, 2010 “This work responds to the Willow Pattern invented by English craftsmen in the late eighteenth century. I am interested in…

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┐ Olivia Hicks └

© Olivia Hicks © Olivia Hicks “Using architectural theory as point of departure, my work explores the permeabilities between the body, complex emotional states and architectural spaces. I am interested in the sculptural idea of the room as a container or vessel, which objects and emotions can pour in and out of, and drain, leak…

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┐ Gillian Mairi Alexander └

© Gillian Mairi Alexander, Woman with Strawberry Laces for Hair, 2011 © Gillian Mairi Alexander, Of This Earth, 2011 © Gillian Mairi Alexander, Dusting, 2011 Installation view: The Icing Table, Dusting, The Crowning of The Cake Princess and Of This Earth, Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2011 “Long has been my adoration for cake.…

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┐ Nuno Direitinho └

© Nuno Direitinho, Untitled, from the series Backbone © Nuno Direitinho, Untitled, from the series Backbone © Nuno Direitinho, Untitled, from the series Backbone “The work aims to set up a dialogue between truth and deception in representation through the context of photography. I look for the juxtaposition between images and their contextual settings, aiming…

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┐ Laurence Skivée └

© Laurence Skivée, Koen Wastijn “puma”, 2009 © Laurence Skivée, Mona Hatoum “Witness” (detail), Galerie Chantal Crousel, 2010 © Laurence Skivée, éclats, 2010 “À supposer que la photographie puisse ou doive servir à quelque chose, ce devrait être à fixer l’ordinaire, le mouvement de l’ordinaire, à arrêter simplement pour un instant le flux de l’ordinaire.…

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┐ Adrian Piper └

© Adrian Piper, Decide Who You Are #15: You Don’t Want Me Here, 1992 © Adrian Piper, Decide Who You Are #11: Remains, 1992 Diarmuid Costello and TJ Demos in discussion on their recent research in relation to art and xenophilia. Listen to it here. More of Adrian’s work here and a good summary of…

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┐ Dalila Gonçalves #2 └

© Dalila Gonçalves, #1, from the series Paper Memories, 2009 © Dalila Gonçalves, #7, from the series Paper Memories, 2009 “In my last project, “Memories of Paper”, I photograph façades, recesses of buildings, more or less degraded, and print these captures on ordinary paper. Then I crumple and throw them away as waste part of…

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┐ Luce Pelletier └

© Luce Pelletier, Le leurre de l’hêtre, from the series The Lure, 2004 © Luce Pelletier, Le leurre du plantain, from the series The Lure, 2004 “The series of The lure (2004) is composed of ten photographs in big format are imprinted on silk cloth (127 x 154cm). The Lure’s representing glove plants, placed in…

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┐ Becky Beasley └

© Becky Beasley, Hide, from the series Surface Coverings / The Feral Works, 2004-06 © Becky Beasley, Maladie, from the series Surface Coverings / The Feral Works, 2004-06 “Becky Beasely’s work moves between sculpture and photography and originates in both personal and more universal encounters. Its subject matter is largely composed of autobiographical recollections mediated…

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┐ Hyungkoo Lee └

© Hyungkoo Lee, Helmet 1 (Self portrait), from the series The Objectuals, 2000 © Hyungkoo Lee, Altering Features with RH5, from the series The Objectuals, 2003 “‘The Objectuals’ which seek the transformation of the original form is a narration of not actually changing the body, but a visual transformation created by the invention of a…

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┐ Koen Huaser └

© Koen Hauser, Untitled, from the series Kosmoz, 2005 © Koen Hauser, Untitled, from the series Kosmoz, 2005 “Kosmoz deals with notions of autism and auto-symbolisation of the self in the portrait genre. Following the visual aesthetics of early psychiatric research, characters were shaped into their self fulfilling appearance by means of digital two-dimensional sculpting.”…

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║ Pablo Soria ║

© Pablo Soria, Los Frutos Sin Cesar, from the series The Yearning © Pablo Soria, La reconstruccion, from the series The Yearning “If by accident, illness or the simple aggression of time, we were totally deprived of memories, the beings bearing the depleted minds that would result could hardly be us. In fact, these memory-less…

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║ Sarah-Mace Dennis ║

© Sarah-Mace Dennis, Asylum Bathing Area #1, from the series Tracing the trail of the dead, 2004 © Sarah-Mace Dennis, Asylum Corridor #2, from the series Tracing the trail of the dead, 2004 «Hysteria, as the word suggests, was originally thought to emanate from the uterus and so was considered a specifically female malady. It…

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