┐ Meryl McMaster └

© Meryl McMaster, Sentience, from the series In-between worlds, 2010 © Meryl McMaster, Viage, from the series In-between worlds, 2010 “In-Between Worlds explores the mixing and transforming of my bi-cultural identities – Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian – and addresses the idea of liminality; of being betwixt and between cultural identities and histories. The series presents a…

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┐ Simone Donati └

© Simone Donati, Angela, Angelo and their 3 daughters having breakfast in the kitchen-living room made from an old stall. This is a temporary place before their new house will be ready, from the project Valley of Angels © Simone Donati, The three sisters, Hybla, Lua and Siria, outside the new house, from the project…

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┐ Sylvie Bonnot └

© Sylvie Bonnot, Untitled, from the project Corps du Dessin, 2010 © Sylvie Bonnot, Untitled, from the project Corps du Dessin, 2010 “Je me pose la question du toucher et de l’empreinte. Mes Dessins de Papier sont mes pierres et mes icebergs ; les photographier c’est vivre un autre contact physique avec les lieux et…

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┐ Anna Brennan └

© Anna Brennan, Untitled, from the project A Framework, ongoing © Anna Brennan, Untitled, from the project A Framework, ongoing “My images explore the idea of a social fabrication. I’m interested in how society seems to have become a cultural construction; how we are each somehow modelled into ourselves, entirely influenced by unseen precepts as…

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┐ Nikita Pirogov └

© Nikita Pirogov, Sofa, from the project The Other Shore © Nikita Pirogov, Hands, from the project The Other Shore © Nikita Pirogov, Semeon, from the project The Other Shore The Other Shore is a media project that is in progress and which I have been working on for three years. It consists of photography,…

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┐ Daria Tuminas └

© Daria Tuminas, Untitled, from the series Ivan and the Moon © Daria Tuminas, Untitled, from the series Ivan and the Moon © Daria Tuminas, Untitled, from the series Ivan and the Moon “Ivan is the elder, he is 16. Andrey, nicknamed Moon, is the younger, 14 by now. The two brothers live in a…

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“Finding one’s voice isn’t just an emptying and purifying oneself of the words of others …”, he said

“The surrealists believed that objects in the world possess a certain but unspecifiable intensity that had been dulled by everyday use and utility. They meant to reanimate this dormant intensity, to bring their minds once again into close contact with the matter that made up their world. André Breton’s maxim “Beautiful as the chance encounter…

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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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“Their art turns in on itself, becoming nothing more than coded language”, he said

“I went to Venice, and I came back worried. (…) many times over — too many times for comfort — I saw the same thing, a highly recognizable generic ­institutional style whose manifestations are by now extremely familiar. Neo-Structuralist film with overlapping geometric colors, photographs about photographs, projectors screening loops of grainy black-and-white archival footage,…

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┐ Léonie Hampton └

© Léonie Hampton, Untitled, from the series Autonomy, the Cariou Family – France © Léonie Hampton, Untitled, from the series Autonomy, the Cariou Family – France The Cariou family Live an autonomous life in Provence. Faced with the huge cost of property in their area they were fortunate to buy a small olive grove in…

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┐ Angelos Tzortzinis └

Greece: Post #2 Kanellos, the Greek protest dog © Angelos Tzortzinis, from the series Greece Economy crisis © Angelos Tzortzinis, from the series Greece Economy crisis “The economic crisis in Greece has sparked riots and violent reactions. Massive protests broke out against severe government spending cuts aimed at saving the country from economic collapse. Thousands…

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┐ Raquel Mendes └

© Raquel Mendes, Untitled, 2006 © Raquel Mendes, Still Life I, 2007 How often do we speak of nakedness as if it were a kind of truth, the naked truth? “Why do those who abandon clothes to pursue their leisure and recreation call themselves naturists? Are nakedness, nature and truth inseparable? Stripping naked, Georges Bataille…

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┐ Gary Watts └

© Gary Watts Untitled #1, from the series Iconicity © Gary Watts Untitled #7, from the series Iconicity “The use of lens based media provides a platform that enables me to explore thematic aspects of every day, attempting to look beyond the physical features of objects and environments and examine the sub-text contained within the…

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┐ Kamile Matulaityte └

© Kamile Matulaityte, The Abduction of Persephone I , from the series Seven Days with my Mother in D1, 2010 © Kamile Matulaityte, Minotaur, from the series Seven Days with my Mother in D1, 2010 Seven Days with my Mother in D1′ is a series of portraits showing an alternative reality of the relationship between…

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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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┐ Shirana Shahbazi └

© Shirana Shahbazi, Mercedes, from the series Flowers, fruits, portraits, 2008 © Shirana Shahbazi, Stilleben, from the series Flowers, fruits, portraits, 2008 Echoing statements by Roland Barthes, Shahbazi commented recently, “Photography is a simple, stupid medium.”2 In fact, photography is dumbfounding; it communicates in a purely visual language. Yet, without a frame to contextualize these…

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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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┐ Agnès Propeck └

© Agnès Propeck, Sans Titre (Glaçon 1), 2001 © Agnès Propeck, Sans Titre (Poster sur le dos),, 2003 “A chaque fois, c’est une découverte. Comment réussir à mettre en place la représentation que j’avais dans la tête ? ça tiens à rien”, dit Agnès Propeck, au milieu des treize photographies qu’elles a réalisées entre 1999…

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