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Kerstin Hamilton

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Kerstin Hamilton
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kerstin.hamilton@akademinvaland.gu.se

Postadress: Box 132, 405 30 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Vasagatan 50 , 41137 Göteborg


Akademin Valand (Mer information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg
www.akademinvaland.gu.se
info@akademinvaland.gu.se
Fax: +46(0)31786 51 19
Besöksadress: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

Om Kerstin Hamilton

I am a PhD student and photography-based visual artist living in Gothenburg, currently working in the research project Exploring Experimental Documentary, developed as part of the PhD program at the Valand Academy.


The research project Exploring Experimental Documentary is interested in how materialities and processes can be caught using a camera, exploring the photographer’s reach both physically and ethically. Exploring Experimental Documentary started off in 2015 as 1) an aspiration to frame, examine and contextualise current trends within contemporary documentary photography and 2) an artistic investigation into sites of nanotechnology.

The work is carried out through interdisciplinary collaborations with natural scientists in the field of nanotechnology. It is an exploration of the (micro)scopic, architectural, economic and human landscapes of science laboratories, connecting molecules to larger societal structures. Terms such as choreography, representation and speculation are highlighted in this investigation of nano technological environments, making links between nano technology and documentary photography.


In order for us to experience the nano worlds, we have to image and imagine the nanoscale particles – representations are our only link to these miniature landscapes. In this research project, nanotechnological laboratories are to an extent regarded as metaphors to discuss questions of representation and photography. Using the laboratory both physically and as a symbol, the level of abstraction involved in any form of photography is made explicit.


The research project explores – both visually and theoretically – whether feminist science scholars Karen Barad and Donna Haraway’s concepts 'diffraction' and 'situated knowledges' can provide useful and up-to-date entries into contemporary documentary discourses.

The dissertation maps out experimental approaches within contemporary documentary photography and discusses the relation between documentary, photography, art and politics, ethics and representation.

The research also concerns the potential of photography in relation to “the real”. How can photography be used to engage with the times where we find ourselves? Can we trust the representations? Does it matter?


One of the main outcomes of the research so far is the film Zero Point Energy (2016) which was part of The New Human exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö. The research has also been presented at Art Initiative, Stockholm School of Economics and Chalmers University of Technology, at Vetenskapsfestivalen, as a Mobile Exhibition (aimed at youth in Västra Götalandsregionen) and Tekniska Museet among other venues.

Zero Point Energy is available here: https://vimeo.com/230726279

My previous works include ethnographically inspired projects, tracing global capital flows and labour practices in a Sri Lankan fishing village and in a Swedish mining community, as well as charting the routines at a maternity hospital in Dublin.

 

 

Senaste publikationer

A World Made by Science: Experimental Documentary Strategies
Kerstin Hamilton
The International Research Symposium: Interwar Lens Cultures - Photography and Film in Transition 1919-1939 , Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Exploring Experimental Documentary in Sites of Nanotechnology
Kerstin Hamilton
AHA-festivalen at Chalmers University of Technology, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Experimental Documentary in Nanosocieties II
Kerstin Hamilton
Helsinki Photomedia 2018, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Subjektiv Objektiv
Kerstin Hamilton
Objektiv, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2017
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

Nanosamhällen
Kerstin Hamilton
Verk tidskrift, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2017
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

Experimental Documentary in Nanosocieties
Kerstin Hamilton
the Artistic Research Week at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, within the Nordic Artistic Research Consortium (NARC), Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2017
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Människan och maskinen
Kerstin Hamilton
Vetenskapsfestivalen, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2017
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Zero Point Energy
Kerstin Hamilton
Moderna Museet, Malmö, part of the exhibition The New Human: Knock, Knock is Anyone Home? (Opened 2016-02-26) A-Venue, Gothenburg, part of the exhibition The Research Show and talk. (Opened 2016-04-06) Moderna Museet, Stockholm, part of the exhibition The New Human. (Opened 2016-05-20) Chalmers University of Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Areas of Advance, Uddevalla, screening and talk (2016-08-23) Galleri Format, Malmö, part of the exhibition Floating Point. (Opened 2016-11-12) Art Division, Stockholm School of Economics, exhibition and lunch talk. (Opened 2016-12-05), Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

The String of Pearls
Kerstin Hamilton
Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Switzerland and Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

Nanosamhällen
Kerstin Hamilton
Tekniska museet, Stockholm, Sweden and presentations at a selection of secondary and high schools in Västra Götalandsregionen, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

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2018

A World Made by Science: Experimental Documentary Strategies
Kerstin Hamilton
The International Research Symposium: Interwar Lens Cultures - Photography and Film in Transition 1919-1939 , Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Exploring Experimental Documentary in Sites of Nanotechnology
Kerstin Hamilton
AHA-festivalen at Chalmers University of Technology, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Experimental Documentary in Nanosocieties II
Kerstin Hamilton
Helsinki Photomedia 2018, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2018
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

2017

Subjektiv Objektiv
Kerstin Hamilton
Objektiv, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2017
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

Nanosamhällen
Kerstin Hamilton
Verk tidskrift, Artikel i övriga tidskrifter 2017
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter

Experimental Documentary in Nanosocieties
Kerstin Hamilton
the Artistic Research Week at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, within the Nordic Artistic Research Consortium (NARC), Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2017
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Människan och maskinen
Kerstin Hamilton
Vetenskapsfestivalen, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2017
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

2016

Zero Point Energy
Kerstin Hamilton
Moderna Museet, Malmö, part of the exhibition The New Human: Knock, Knock is Anyone Home? (Opened 2016-02-26) A-Venue, Gothenburg, part of the exhibition The Research Show and talk. (Opened 2016-04-06) Moderna Museet, Stockholm, part of the exhibition The New Human. (Opened 2016-05-20) Chalmers University of Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Areas of Advance, Uddevalla, screening and talk (2016-08-23) Galleri Format, Malmö, part of the exhibition Floating Point. (Opened 2016-11-12) Art Division, Stockholm School of Economics, exhibition and lunch talk. (Opened 2016-12-05), Konstnärligt arbete 2016
Konstnärligt arbete

2015

The String of Pearls
Kerstin Hamilton
Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Switzerland and Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

Nanosamhällen
Kerstin Hamilton
Tekniska museet, Stockholm, Sweden and presentations at a selection of secondary and high schools in Västra Götalandsregionen, Konstnärligt arbete 2015
Konstnärligt arbete

Visar 1 - 10 av 11

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