I. i) 1. One can work within any structure. ii) 2. Once one can work within any structure, some structures are more efficient than others. iii) 3. There is no one structure which is universally appropriate. iv) 4. Commitment to an aim within an inappropriate structure will give rise to the creation of an appropriate… Continue reading Robert Fripp on Structures.
Passing by a Dublin Bike station the other day, I remembered a blog post I never wrote about currency – one of those. Yes, you see, I often wonder about such things. As it happens, since I arrived in Ireland a while back I have been sharing accommodation with other people. One of the meaningless… Continue reading On The Currency Of Forks
Talk by SEAN HILLEN on Return to IRELANTIS Tuesday 30 March 6.30pm at the Alliance Francaise Sean Hillen was raised in Newry and studied at the Belfast College of Art. In 1982, he travelled to London to continue his studies at the London College of Printing, and then at the Slade School of Fine Art. The Man from IRELANTIS… Continue reading On ‘Return to Irelantis’
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Photography has almost always been in crisis. In the beginning, the terms of this crisis were cast as dichotomies: is photography science or art? Nature or technology? Representation or truth? This questioning has intensified and become more complicated over the intervening years. At times, the issues have required a profound rethinking of what photography is,… Continue reading Is Photography Over?
“Whether Nick Cave’s efforts qualify as fashion, body art or sculpture…they fall squarely under the heading of Must Be Seen to Be Believed.” Roberta Smith, The New York Times Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, until May 30, 2010 at the Fowler Museum, UCLA, USA. —is the largest presentation of work by… Continue reading Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
Daniel O’Gorman, visual researcher, is now officially representing FOAM in Ireland. This put simply means that finally, and given the time, we will be able to buy FOAM at our local newsagent… The press release: “We are proud to announce we are now representing Foam Magazine in Ireland. Foam is available to order through us by… Continue reading FOAM Magazine, now in Ireland!
March 11, 2010: Speech at Italian Parliament by Lawrence Lessig hosted by President of the Parliament, titled “Internet is Freedom”. A new frame to a central theme. These presentations by Lawrence Lessig on Free Culture, corruption, Net Neutrality, privacy, cyberlaw, copyright, RESPONSIBILITY and Democratic politics, should be seen by every Modern mind. And every Modern… Continue reading Lawrence Lessig on Culture, Freedom and Responsibility.
Things do not tend to happen by chance. Or at the least things about the DeLorean. Two consecutive events about it have been brought to our attention recently: Sean Lynch exhibition ‘DeLorean: Progress Report’, just closed recently at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, and Duncan Campbell’s documentary film ‘Make It New John‘ showing at Tramway, Glasgow till… Continue reading DeLorean Times Two
Charles Jencks’s “The Century is Over, Evolutionary Tree of Twentieth-Century Architecture” with its attractor basins, scanned from Architectural Review, July 2000, p. 77. Via Archidose
Opening: Thursday 11 February at 6:30pm 12 February – 10 April Admission free To launch the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Alliance Française in Dublin, a collection of acclaimed work by the important Irish artist Seán Hillen will be shown for the first time in Dublin since the 1990’s. Best known for his… Continue reading ‘Return to Irelantis’, by Sean Hillen
From their web site: “The Exhibitionist is a new journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating. The journal is a publication made… Continue reading The Exhibitionist
“On a chilly January morning 24 years ago, Corydon optometrist Jack Moss raised his new video camera to the sky over central Florida and captured one of the darkest moments in American space exploration the explosion of the shuttle Challenger. In the videotape, a stream of white smoke behind the climbing shuttle shoots into view… Continue reading Trouble of some kind
During the last two days – 4th and 5th of February – I had the opportunity of following Paul Lowe’s Tweetcast from Photography next, an International Conference at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. Paul Lowe is Course Director at the Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of the Arts London, LCC. The keynote speakers… Continue reading The Artist is the New Artist
Opening: November 25, 6.30pm. Exhibition continues until January 24 2010. The Gallery of Photography is proud to present the premiere showing of a new body of work by Jackie Nickerson, one of the foremost photographic artists working today. In ‘Ten Miles Round’, Jackie Nickerson (Winner of the AIB Prize) explores the predominately rural community around her… Continue reading ‘Ten Miles Round’ by Jackie Nickerson
Norman Mailer has stated that boxing is a metaphor for life. Investment of time and energy in a tradition like boxing can be explained through the desire to achieve stability in a rapidly changing world. It may also engender a yearning for a more vital existence and a longing for authenticity. In this photographic work,… Continue reading ‘EXHALE’ by Mandy O’Neill
CityArts and the Heritage Council in association with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media and the School of Media, DIT present Archive | Image | History December 3rd Moved to December 2nd 5.00 – 7.00pm – The Oval Room, The Rotunda, Parnell Sq. W. Dublin 1 Whilst archives and archival practices have been a consistent… Continue reading Archive | Image | History
The National Campaign for the Arts in Ireland is a broad and inclusive coalition that reflects the scale, reach and diversity of the arts in Ireland today. Its membership has a national reach that includes major festivals, venues, producers and representative organisations in visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, architecture and collaborative arts. The… Continue reading The National Campaign for the Arts
A unique experiment uncovering crime in a typical British city Why did they choose Oxford? “We selected Oxford because it is as close as we could find to a typical British city. In terms of demographics, and particularly in terms of levels and types of crimes, it is typical of the national picture.” More at… Continue reading Mapping ‘The Truth About Crime’: Oxford Crime
Until fifteen years ago the Ru Kitch photographers were a familiar sight on the streets of Pakistan. For the odd penny they photographed passers-by, in black and white, with the results available immediately. The term Ru Kitch – literally ‘extracting the spirit’ – refers to the way in which the photographer stuck his hand into… Continue reading Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)
Coming this Autumn, a magnificent exhibition that will bring to Dublin a taste of the old New York photographed by some big names like Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbot, Alfred Stieglitz, and more. It will be at IMMA from the 25 Nov 2009 to the 07 Feb 2010. Picturing New York comprises 150 masterworks from the photographic… Continue reading Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art
From RTE, “ON TV, ONLINE AND THE RTÉ STILLS LIBRARY, LOOK OF THE IRISH CELEBRATES THE PHOTOS WHICH HAVE SHOWN US WHO WE ARE SINCE 1839.” ‘The Look of the Irish’ is a series of 9 programs dedicated to Photography and representation. This is the list: Fergus Bourke: In His Own Words RTÉ One, 11.10pm… Continue reading The Look of the Irish
Exciting new work by emerging and established Irish photographers will be displayed at this year’s Photo Rencontres in Arles, France, the biggest event of the international photography calendar. Supported by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, the Gallery of Photography is presenting an exciting showcase of Irish photographic talent at the International Photo Rencontres in… Continue reading International Exposure for Irish Photographers
Antichrist is Lars von Trier’s latest film. Short synopsis: The film tells the story of a couple suffering a relationship collapse, apparently triggered by the tragic loss of their only child. A therapeutical trip to a forest retreat turns to be so revealing that it provokes their own demise. But actually, the collapse of their relationship is caused… Continue reading Antichrist: The 6th Obstruction.
Even though it has slipped off the DIT’s Calendar of events (well, at least its here), it is indeed a very important event: Photoworks 2009 is opening this evening from 6.30 at the Gallery of Photography and The National Photographic Archive, showcasing the work of the BA Photography graduate students. “The 2009 BA Photography graduate… Continue reading Photoworks 2009
The Mondrian’s Room Gallery, (was) located in South Anne Street, Dublin. They showcased last November 2008 some unique glass plates (autochromes) by The Lumiere Brothers, which represent the invention of colour Photography. Despite the fact that such a relevant collection of artifacts was offered for public enjoyment, very little was mentioned in all ‘expert’ media… Continue reading Mondrian’s Room
The Vision of the Other: Modernity & the Photographed Face. KOWASA gallery presents “The Vision of the Other: Modernity and the Photographed Face”, a group show which attempts to define the way in which the human face was photographically constructed before its abolition by Postmodernism. The exhibition primarily offers a thorough insight into the history… Continue reading The Vision of the Other.
I saw ‘The Roma Journeys’ exhibition in Winterthur’s FotoMuseum last Saturday. What an amazing piece of work. I totally recommend you, if you really like Photography and know what Photography is for, to check the full extent of his work. It is a pleasure and a refreshing experience to see photographers engaging in other matters… Continue reading Joakim Eskildsen: The Roma Journeys.
FOTOFESTIWAL, Lodz, Poland, May 7th – 31st, 2009 From their site: “Even people who deal with photography on a daily basis find it difficult to choose what is important and worth attention from the profusion of “photographic works” of the last years. It is not easy to follow every novelty, change, interesting names and ideas.… Continue reading 6×6 Fragments of European Photography
This film illustrates an early example of technologically-mediated visual surveillance: the use of cine cameras by the British police in 1935 in the English town of Chesterfield in an operation to crack down on illegal street betting. The film accompanies an article by Chris Williams in Surveillance & Society 6(1) which explains what was going on and why…… Continue reading Police filming English streets in 1935
Deadline for amateur submissions extended to 28 February 2009 Final call for professional photographers Budding amateur environmental photographers now have until 28 February 2009 to submit their work to The Prince’s Rainforests Project (PRP) Award, a major new initiative for the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards. A selection of the best images by amateur… Continue reading The Prince’s Rainforests Project and Sony World Photography Awards 2009
They say Henrik Purienne’s work is erotic, pseudo-porn, porno-fashion, sexy and more. I think it is very intimate; there is a strong feeling of trust and play, it sort of shows what you would have done with a camera and your first girlfriend. Some images may move towards the erotic, some others towards the cute. Its… Continue reading Henrik Purienne