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Glitch and Photography III: Metamorphosis and New Ecologies

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Glitch and Photography is a multi-year research collaboration between HDK-Valand and the Hasselblad Foundation. On 14-16 June we invite you to a symposium and two workshops.

14 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023
HDK-Valand, Gothenburg University

Welcome to the third symposium of our multi-year research collaboration in digital photographic cultures between the Hasselblad Foundation and HDK-Valand, exploring visual systems around us and the potentiality to disrupt normative logics. Under the umbrella title Photography and the Glitch we explore glitch as form, metaphor, and methodology within photography with a specific focus on digital, networked cultures. Our aim is to define multiple potentials of the glitch as disruption to systems of technology, knowledge, classification, and control. 



Time: 9-16 - Glitch and Photography III: Metamorphosis and New Ecologies
Presentations by: Louise Wolthers and Nina Mangalanayagam, Magne Friberg, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Susanne Østby Sæther, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert and Alexia Achilleos, Nicky Coutts and Franziska Kunze. 
Venue: Stora Hörsalen, room 338. Kirstinelundsgatan 6-8
No registration required.

During the day there will be two workshops held by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert and Alexia Achilleos.
09.30-12.30 - Part I: Photography, Archaeology and Archives
13:30-16:00 - Part II: Mapping colonial glitches in AI.
Venue: Glashuset, Vasagatan 50
Registration is required! Se link below

09:30-15 - Abundance is not abundance
Mònica Alcázar-Duarte: How can natural patterns be used to inform and design an algorithm as a tool for natural resource management
Venue: Glashuset, Vasagatan 50
Registration is required! Se link below

Workshops are open to up to 12 participants by registration. Registration for all workshops is done through this form!
The doors are open and you are welcome for coffee from 9 am.

See the detailed program here

About the workshop organizers: 

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert is an artist/researcher. She is interested in the ontology and workings of everyday photography and archives, as well as the intersections of new technologies and photography. Theopisti is a member of the advising committee of the peer-reviewed journal “photographies”, the vice-chair of the “International Association of Photography and Theory”, a curator of the IAPT Photobook show (2016, 2018, 2021) and has received several international fellowships and awards. She has exhibited her work in a number of art exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad and she is passionate about photobooks. She is currently Associate Professor at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology, and the group leader of Museum Lab at CYENS Centre of Excellence.

Alexia Achilleos is an artist, with a background in fine art, archaeology and cultural studies. She is currently a PhD Fellow at CYENS - Centre of Excellence, undertaking artistic research on colonialism and AI, as well as a Research Associate at the Media Art & Design Research Lab (MADLab) at Cyprus University of Technology. Alexia is interested in the social, cultural, and political issues that impact narrative and power dynamics. By investigating data and utilising machine learning processes, often in a historical context, she aims to re-examine such issues found within history and society, but also within AI technology itself, particularly challenging the idea of technology as universal and objective.

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte is a Mexican-British multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work acknowledges her indigenous heritage while exploring current ideals of progress. Migration, with the uneasiness that derives from it, and a need for equality, all play an important role in her work. Her projects are, at some level, acts of survival. A personal attempt to intervene with current practices of representation that grows into a need to engage with the public. 
Read more about Mónica Alcázar-Duarte

In collaboration with IASPIS, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee´s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts.