November meeting

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Crossing Lines: Tuesday 16th. November: New Academic Building: Room 3.14: 6-8pm

The November meetup will feature the following:

Chrstian von Wissel writes: “My current photographic work is trying to bring together the materiality of the urban environment and our perception thereof. The intention is to explore the potential of photography as a tool for the practice of “material thinking” (Barbara Bolt, 2010, referring to Paul Carter). In the project “alternative routes”, my images try to ask questions on how we perceive simultaneously both the materiality and the spatial pattern of pedestrian walkways in Elephant and Castle and along my cycle route to Goldsmiths. I use techniques of “failure” (a scratched lens), collage/reduction (a kind of “architectural concentration” I guess) and “curated presentation” (combining images in order to set up a dialogue or construct a spatial idea).”

Nicholas Cobb will present “A car park turns from a well-used, functional site into a scene of mayhem.”

Rebecca Locke will be showing ‘Brooklyn//Bognor’. Rebecca writes: “The themes of image and identity, the power of fashion, the myth of ‘self’ and ‘place’ and one’s relationship to it, thread through the work of Rebecca Locke. Brooklyn//Bognor captures the experience of New York City in contrast to the artist’s roots by the English seaside. A return to Bognor signifies a very different life, and an acute awareness of both unwritten social rules and the promise of the city. In Brooklyn, alongside everyday life, the artist performed as a singer in Sufjan Stevens’ band (Michigan Militia), a girl drummer in a Puerto Rican country music band, an electroclash ‘scenester’ and an inhabitant of Williamsburg. The artist features in the images, wearing her Brooklyn clothes—her uniform of freedom—in Bognor. The images depict the charm and beauty of the English seaside, but hint at the uncanny, something of Brooklyn echoed in Bognor”

Nick Scammell will be showing the first steps of an experimental work revolving around the appropriation of billboards and other promotional surfaces on his local high street in East Finchley, replacing generic adverts with images of forgotten or ignored corners of East Finchley. Local pictures creating a new local context. Nick is keen to get some early feedback.

Contributions too from Claire HaslamJudith Jones are also on the agenda.

Details & a date for the detour that Brian Daubney has created for us along the River Lea valley will be announced.

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