Sraunus is a travelling photography show that originated in Lithuania in 2010. It has been exhibited in seven cities around the world, and will hold its UK première at Diffusion Festival.
Sraunus is an evolving slideshow exhibition, with each installment showing a different selection of over forty young photographic artists. The curated images reflect an emergent trend in post-digital photography: they do not rely on an indexical relationship to reality, nor deal with universal truths. Instead, the photographers follow an experimental path, and come close to a questioning of our visual values. Through a projection and event-led format, Sraunus also invites critical discussion of the changing materiality of the medium and the place of the digital image in the gallery.
Sraunus in Cardiff is a collaborative project between curator, Paul Paper and writer, Rowan Lear. For the first time, the photographic work will be shown alongside a projection of writing, which will respond, reflect and unravel the images and ideas contained in Sraunus.
Photographers: Thomas Albdorf, Aurélien Arbet, Flemming Ove Bech, Alexander Binder, Lucas Blalock, Billy Buck, Maryanne Casasanta, Bridget Collins, Grant Cornett, Elspeth Diederix, Bobby Doherty, Bryan Dooley, Jessica Eaton, Jérémie Egry, Thobias Fäldt, Philip Gaißer, Nicholas Gottlund, Freddy Griffiths, Paul Herbst, Go Itami, Klara Källström, Jennilee Marigomen, Max Marshall, Sylvain-Emmanuel P, Paul Paper, Facundo Pires, Nicolas Poillot, Nerijus Rimkus, Johan Rosenmunthe, Jaap Scheeren, Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Adam Schreiber, Brea Souders, Kate Steciw, Ugnė Straigytė, Jessica Williams, Kimm Whiskie, Ann Woo, David Zilber.
Curated by Paul Paper & Rowan Lear
Opening: Thursday 2 May, 6 – 8pm (with live soundtrack)
Exhibition: Friday 3 – Monday 6 May, 12 – 5pm
In Conversation: Saturday 4 May, 1 – 2pm
Queen’s Arcade (Unit 17)
••• Flowers, Anaglyph, 2013 (if you got some glasses use ‘em now!)
Should you be in the South of France next week…. I will be showing some 3D anaglyph works…. “Studies With a Third Dimension” at the Villa Noailles for the Hyères 28e Festival International de Mode & de Photographie.
Shit is harder than my mind conceives to actually make. Ask the person who agreed to do a book of them…. hopefully coming soon.
I was very excited to be asked for a work for the album art. If you don’t know the band check it out! Great stuff.
If you are in Helsinki! I will speak today about my work… and also on Thusday a bit on site at Gallery FAFA for the group show Colour as Material.
Symposium details as follows: Auditorium, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki.
Joseph Albers work and Johannes Itten’s colour course at Bauhaus have formed the basis of colour theory teaching in art schools in Europe and USA. The symposium will revisit the thesis of the relativity of colour as proposed by Albers. The exhibition and symposium will aim to extend the thesis of Albers that perception of colour relies upon the relative or contextual by looking at contemporary attitudes to material, the interaction of colour as a material.
How are artists disassembling colour and investigating it today? How the materiality of colour relates to memory and experience? What & how does the colour matter in contemporary art?
This is a part of ongoing collaboration between the Academy of Fine Arts (the Painting study programme and General Studies), the University of Northumbria (NewCastle) and The Slade School of Art , UCL (London).
10.00-11.15 Harald Arnkil “Factual facts and actual facts – colours and reality”
11.15-11.45 Helen Baker “Colour as Material Evidence”
11.45-12.15 Silja Rantanen “Colour Chart as a Statement”
13.15-14.00 Jessica Eaton: “Light and Additive Color”
14.00-14.30. Charles Danby: “Red / Cyan Color Matter”
14.30-14.45 Sue Spark: “Dirt as Material”
15.00-15.30 Lisa Milroy: “Black and Blue”
15.30-16.00 Riikka Stewen: “On Red”
Helen Baker, Stig Baumgartner, Heather Boxall, Charles Danby, Jessica Eaton, Lisa Milroy, Markku Pääkkönen, Sarah Riseborough, Jukka Rusanen, Rachel Sharp, Marie Søndergaard Lolk*, Sue Spark, Estelle Thompson*, Timo Tähkänen, Markus Tuormaa, Jill Wann, Jo Volley*
chair: Tarja Pitkänen-Walter
*presented by artworks only
Jessica Eaton in her studio
I photographed Jessica Eaton in her studio this past Thursday. One-part personal project and two-parts commission, and all parts a real treat. This is a preview of different photos that will eventually be published in print, in one place and, in another, on the web. More to come later!
One last thing, thanks Jessica!!
Alexi Hobbs. Not annoying at all hanging in my studio, despite his purpose there to photograph me which I rather hate - but people often ask for images of it me, whatever it me is. Great photographer. Great Guy. When needed he dropped his camera and second studio assisted. This is my new plan. Someone hires another photographer to come to my studio they are going to have to help out a bit for the rights. Based on the press requests of this month should it keep up Alexi will visit once a week. My personal documentarian. Ha!