October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Crossing Lines: October meetup:New Academic Building Room 3.26: 6 – 8 pm: Wednesday 5th October 2011
Please note change of room for this year to NAB 3.26
There are three confirmed presentations for this session.
Anita Strasser is going to show her most recent work on people facing potential redundancy. She has recorded what people have to say about what it’s like to be in a situation like that, and has photographed them as they were speaking. This work also brings into question the meaning of the workplace. Anita is familiar to us from her work on The Deptford High Street Project but her current work represents new departures.
Christian von Wissel writes: “Archaeology of Error: Working with negatives allows incorporating the possibility of error, that things can go wrong. It forces you to deal – at its best it permits you to play – with the fact that you don’t have total control over the image. I like coming back from a journey and not knowing what I have brought with me. It makes you appraise the time implied in the process of seeing (it can also be horribly frustrating, of course). Things not only can go out of hand, they also always simply go on while images capture but the memory of moments gone by. So how much time lies between a field-trip and its development? Spanish: its ‘revelation’ – in the laboratory? How could this time be put to work as a method?”
John Levett will be presenting reflections from recent work in Hull and the Humber Estuary and questions how much of his work is documentation and how much projected wishful memory. Issues of communality, the pastoral, the cultural conservative, refractory nostalgia and the films of Terence Davies are touched upon.
A reminder: the Crossing Lines Annual opens at Linear House Gallery on 10th October with the PV on Thursday 13th from 6pm onwards.
Before then, hope you can make it along to next week’s Crossing Lines.
Google Group here: http://groups.google.com/group/crossing_lines