٠ featuring: ‘Finder and Keeper: a Conversation Between Rotem Rozental and Yaron Lapid’ ٠

This is not one of my usual posts. In conversation with Rotem Rozental, the editor of the Shpilman Institute for Photography blog, she suggested I should take a look at a couple of her posts and that’s how I came … Continue reading ٠ featuring: ‘Finder and Keeper: a Conversation Between Rotem Rozental and Yaron Lapid’ ٠

٠ Varda’s feminist tableaux (l’une chante, l’autre pas) ٠

Feminist performance, the Engelian way PAPA ENGELS La double journée pauvre maman c’est bien épuisant et c’est mal payé Friedrich Engels l’avait dit dans la famille aujourd’hui l’homme est le bourgeois et la femme est le prolétariat Il avait raison papa Engels il avait raison car à la maison l’homme est le bourgeois et la femme est le prolétariat C’est papa le chef pauvre maman le seigneur du fief le roi tout puissant (…) Continue reading ٠ Varda’s feminist tableaux (l’une chante, l’autre pas) ٠

┐ Michael Snow and the Photobook that can truely be called an Artist’s Book └

“The book — the first mass-produced object — raises a number of questions concerning its conception and distribution. What do we mean by the expression « artist’s book » ? Is Cover to Cover a book of reproductions of an artist’s « originals » or a hand-crafted book containing illustrations of texts, printed on quality paper, published in voluntarily limited édition ? Like many contemporary artists’ books, Snow’s volume doesn’t really correspond to either of thèse catégories, since the reproduction itself is the « original » art work. […] Thèse considérations are somewhat tempered by the fact that, in the … Continue reading ┐ Michael Snow and the Photobook that can truely be called an Artist’s Book └

┐ Shira Klasmer – Walk the Line └

© Shira Klasmer, Walking the Line, 2012. 10’34” in loop “The ‘painting’ is performed by the artist holding a ‘brush’ made up of a line of LED lights. The act (of painting) is photographed by two still digital cameras creating a single still frame of long exposure, capturing the traces of the action on to the camera’s sensor. A sequence of frames is edited to a video format, where each frame is the recording of one act of ‘painting’. Transforming the still frames into a video format was done by exposing; scanning each frame from left to right, similar to … Continue reading ┐ Shira Klasmer – Walk the Line └

┐ Helga Härenstam └

© Helga Härenstam, The Gap, from the series The Society, 2006-2008 © Helga Härenstam, Jesus, from the series The Society, 2006-2008 The Society is a fictious documentary, trough which Helga Härenstam has been looking for and/or constructing environments, scenes and events, that are based on memories from the small society where she grew up. The people photographed in these series are Härenstam herself, her family and other people that she is close to. The series is a puzzle of pictures dealing with the borders between documentary and staged, the real and the unreal and the past and the present. The … Continue reading ┐ Helga Härenstam └

┐ Burkhard von Harder └

@ Burkhard von Harder, untitled, from the project Cold war in a trash bag @ Burkhard von Harder, untitled, from the project Cold war in a trash bag @ Burkhard von Harder, untitled, from the project Cold war in a trash bag Cold War in a Trash Bag is based on recently found anonymous Cold War photographic footage from the Ukraine. In the summer of 2010 thousands of abandoned black and white negatives were discovered in Vinnitsa, a place only 250 km away from Chernobyl. In miserable condition, the ripped, scratched and torn filmstrips obviously had been completely forgotten and … Continue reading ┐ Burkhard von Harder └