Sunday 31st. Workshops Registration

WORKSHOP STITCHES IN TIME & SPACE

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ABOUT THE TUTOR

Alia Zapparova is a photographic artist with a background in philosophy. She was born in Moscow and lives in London. She makes books and installations composed of photographs; her subject matter is the everyday at the limit of its perceptibility.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

In this workshop, we will experiment with using thread as a way to articulate new relationships in the space of the photograph and to introduce time into space. After a demonstration of approaches to stitching on photographs and a presentation of contemporary work, participants will be able to practise on examples and sew on their own images. The idea is a ‘conceptual sewing circle’, where the work on the images inspires discussion of the images and a transformation of our understanding of how and what they can represent.

Stitching is a repetitive activity that is a kind of thinking without aim. It is a way of thinking with materials, of following the thread along the space of the image. It creates new pathways in the image. It joins and fixes materials. It can also fix an image, fix meaning, fix meaning to an image – or allow it to roam freely through it. The aim of the workshop is to explore what adding this dimension can do for how we see time and space in the image.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Participants should bring photographs to work on, printed on between A5 or A4 photographic paper or card.

DATE                         Sunday 31st January

TIME                           9.30 – 12.30

VENUE                        To be announced

PLACE                         ISCTE-IUL (Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa)

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INFO & BOOKING      In order to book a place please send an email by Wednesday 27th to: lisbonmemorysymposium2016@gmail.com.

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THE PATTERNS OF THE CITY

A VISUAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF URBAN MATERIALITY

 

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Ann Kroon is a visual researcher and photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a PhD in sociology from Uppsala University (2007) and now works as a senior lecturer at the University of Stockholm and Gävle University, as well as with her own visual practice under the name Kroons Kollektion. Ann focuses on sociohistorical urban visual work in different geographical contexts, such as Gothenburg, Managua and Bogotá. Her most recent articles on urban ethnography and researcher-generated expressive photographs are published in LIR Journal (5/2015), Visual Studies (1/2016) and Photography & Culture (1/2016).

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www.kroonskollektion.se

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This workshop will be a direct continuation of Ann Kroon’s paper presentation given on Saturday the 30th . Hence, anyone wishing to participate in this workshop should make sure that they also take part in the paper presentation. Please read the abstract to the paper as a broader introduction also to this workshop.

The workshop will be a hands-on experience in visually capturing the patterns of the city in the form of material layers through typologies, grids and collages. We will spend the first hour outside taking images in a focused manner, visuals which will then be edited for presentation into different forms such as diptychs, grids, clusters, and other types of juxtaposing, mirroring and repetition exercises. During the then following discussion of each participant’s work we will focus questions such as:

What do we find and how can we articulate the material layers of the city landscape when we see through typologies and patterns? What role does the framing of close-ups and details play? How can we trace and contextualize the material remnants and layers of absence and presence that we find and sense? How does the visual impact and information shift and change from viewing a single image compared to viewing grids and clusters of typologies and patterns? How can we articulate patterns of the city on different levels, from tangible designs to abstract sociological typology?

It is also possible for you, the participant, to start collecting images along these lines in the days before the workshop so that you already have a material to start with on Sunday morning.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

You will need to bring a visual device with which you can take images and then swiftly arrange them into collages and grids, i.e. a phone, tablet or laptop. We will then look at each workshoper’s image grids and collages directly on your visual device.

DATE                         Sunday 31st January

TIME                           9.30 – 12.30

VENUE                        To be announced

PLACE                         ISCTE-IUL (Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa)

ISCTE

INFO & BOOKING      In order to book a place please send an email by Wednesday 27th to: lisbonmemorysymposium2016@gmail.com.

 

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