As part of their inaugural TPGGeekender series of events exploring photography in digital culture, the party will include ways to experience the software’s first version, 1.0, a live “cut and paste” studio and a Photoshop Battle. Food and drinks will be served with Photoshop Layer Cake and Cocktails, Adam Brown of Buncefield Records will DJ and Central Saint Martins MA Photography students will present a history and culture of Photoshop.
Divided into three episodes, the 85-minute screening was originally commissioned by The One Minutes, at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and compiled by artist Lorna Mills. The episodes feature everything from 3D renderings, videos, filmic remixes, and webcam performances that poke at and subvert the tropes of art history.
This Sunday, Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico join forces to discuss their collaborative project Face to Facebook at London’s The Photographers’ Gallery, September 28 at 4pm.
While artist Paolo Cirio brings his trademark visuals to the project – often drawing on themes of copyright, privacy and militarism – artist, media critic and Neural-founder Alessandro Ludovico draws on his English & Media Ph.D. and recent book, Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894, to discuss “facial recognition, data scraping and privacy on social media platforms”.
The Face to Facebook project – which comes as the third work in a series titled The Hacking Monopolism Trilogy – has its own domain and an entire website dedicated to the theory and methodology behind the works, based out of a Facebook privacy scandal summarized in the video below.
Interested in the systems and labour processes underpinning digital culture, Wilson experiments with “corporate, academic and artistic presentation techniques”, while his Workers Leaving the Googleplex explores the exploitations and hierarchies such presentation can often conceal. Those are ideas he went into detail in an interview with aqnb at CTM festival earlier this year.
The London-based duo of artists,Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have both been awarded for their publication War Primer 2 (MACK, 2012), a book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertold Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Brecht’s photo-essay comprises 85 images, photographic fragments or collected newspaper clippings, that were placed next to a four-line poem, called ‘photo-epigrams’. Broomberg and Chanarin layered Google search results for the poems over Brecht’s originals.
Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied have been on a crusade to keep GeoCities in circulation, despite being taken offline by Yahoo! in 2009. Managing to salvage one terabyte of seemingly infinite homepages made since its emergence in 1995, their One Terabyte Of Kilobyte Age exhibits the work of a swathe of unknown average Joes and here’s just a handful with many more to see on their tumblr.
Adam & Oliver are nominated for their publication War Primer 2 (2012, MACK), a book inspird by the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s publication War Primer (1955). In the original, Brecht matched WWII newspaper clippings with short poems…. in War Primer 2 Broomberg & Chanarin choose to focus on the ‘War on Terror’; sifting through the internet for low resolution screen-grabs and mobile phone images, the artists then combined them to resonate with Brecht’s poems.
Spanish Cristina (based in London) has been working for newspapers in Spain and with NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders and the Spanish Red Cross for almost eight years. Her works combine strictly documentary assignments with more personal projects playing with reconstructions or archetypes that blur the border between reality and fiction… and she’s been nominated for her self-publication “The Afronauts“.
And last but not least we get Mishka Henner who has been described as a trailblazer amongst a new generation of artists redefining the role of photography in the internet age. She is nominated for his exhibition No Man’s Land at Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma which just closed last month.
22 lucky graduates are part of this year’s FreshFaced & WildEyed photographic exhibition, the annual exhibition that showcases the work of recent graduates from across the UK.
The 5th edition brings like every year the 2-week exhibition @ The Photographer’s Gallery spread across the two major exhibition spaces in the fourth and fifth floors… as well as an online image gallery available from the 15th on this address.
The lucky 22 should rejoice as this year they’re awarded with a new mentorship scheme offering them some professional development and guidance in the twelve months following the exhibition.
This year concentrates again a a wide range of photographic approaches… from David Birkin analysis of the production and dissemination of war photography, to Jonny Briggs’ staged scenes seeking to recapture forgotten childhood memories or Emma Critchley’s underwater images. A 2-week exhibition filled with photographic talent to note in your calendar… we’ll remind you when the site goes live, don’t worry.