Open to the public
Valand Academy, in collaboration with Hasselblad Foundation, invites you to attend the Seminar on Visual Narratives in Books and Beyond. The Seminar is held in English and will seek to understand the status and potentials of the photo book today. Is it mainly a mainstream medium, a collector's item or a platform for artistic experiments?
Not only does the photo book facilitate other means of display and distribution than gallery exhibitions, the book also allows for challenges of photography's instantaneousness, illusions of movement and investigations of the photographic language.
The photo book has furthermore been seminal in the distribution of avant-garde conceptual photography as well as social documentary and political statements. But most of all, photo books documenting artistic projects in general have played a crucial role in the dissemination of various photographic approaches.
1-2 pm Gerry Badger
2-3 pm Bettina Lockemann
3-3.30 pm Coffe
3.30-4.30 pm David Bate
4.30-5.30 pm Summarizing discussion
The seminar will address current technological, phenomenological and practical possibilities for communicating through photo books and other visual narratives.
Lecturer: Gerry Badger was born in Northampton, England, and is a photographer, architect, and photographic critic. Bettina Lockemann is artist and researcher in the field of photography. She is professor for photography (practice and theory) at Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. David Bate is a photo-artist and theorist based in London. His photographic works are informed by an aesthetics of otherness and cultural theory.
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Organizer: This symposium is part of the University of Gothenburg¿s higher Photography Symposium and relates to the theme Doing History. It is organized in collaboration with the Hasselblad Foundation; Hans Hedberg, Gunilla Knape, Tyrone Martinsson and Louise Wolthers
Location: Glashuset, Akademin Valand - Chalmersgatan 4
Contact person: Paulin Nande