In reality the past is preserved by itself, automatically. In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.” 
-Heni Bergson

@3 years ago with 1 note
#photography #reality #quote #past #present #consciousness 

“in the photograph the world we see reappears to us as if it were real, but always subtly transformed, severed from the agency of our desire and returning to us a defamiliarised reality that we recognize but can never actually see.  It is this gap that photography opens up between the objectivity of the world and our theatricalised inhabitation of it that is at the heart of so much contemporary practise..”

Joanna Lowry

Theatres of the Real

@3 years ago with 1 note
#photography #photography theory #art #art theory #reality #truth #desire #familiar #uncanny #theatre #objectivity #contemporary #joanna lowry 

Stefan Ruiz

The Factory of Dreams

A series of photographs depicting sets used in the Televisa studios in Mexico City for use in telenovelas.  ’The Factory of Dreams’ explores the makeshift spaces that are used in the construction of stories - where the same narrative strategies play out over and over again, making a larger comment on our inextricable relationship to narrative. 

@3 years ago
#photography #photography theory #art #art theory #staged #constructed #real #reality #truth #fiction #cinema #society #sets #narrative #set building 
 
Theatres of the Real
Joanna Lowry, David Green, Jan Baetens
‘Theatres of the Real’ is an incredibly beautiful book I was given as a gift recently, published with major publishing house Photoworks.  This book offers a compelling re-evaluation of the Documentary photograph, and as it’s blurb suggests, straddles ”the boundaries between fact and fiction, these images create a hallucinatory vision of contemporary Britain”, with each of the three authors writing an essay to convey their own ideas.  
Jan Baetens offers an interesting interpretation of Bill Nichol’s theory of the ‘pre-enactment’, which she quotes is ‘the more or less authentic (re)construction of events that are yet to happen’, and Joanna Lowry proposing that we are entering a new realm - that of the ‘post-document’, definitely gives us a lot to think about.  It is a fascinating read for those interested in the paradoxical balance between truth and fiction, and the way our notions of the ‘documentary’ and the ‘staged’ are deconstructing and forming a new generation of photographic artists altogether.  
Photoworks publications are always so simply and beautifully put together, and this is definitely not one to be missed - generous bodies of work of each of the eight artists (which include, in my opinion, some of the most important contemporary artists working in this field) are included.  
The artists included are: Sarah Dobai, Annabel Elgar, Tom Hunter, Sarah Pickering, Nigel Shafran, Clare Strand, Mitra Tabrizian and Danny Treacy.

Theatres of the Real

Joanna Lowry, David Green, Jan Baetens

Theatres of the Real’ is an incredibly beautiful book I was given as a gift recently, published with major publishing house Photoworks.  This book offers a compelling re-evaluation of the Documentary photograph, and as it’s blurb suggests, straddles ”the boundaries between fact and fiction, these images create a hallucinatory vision of contemporary Britain”, with each of the three authors writing an essay to convey their own ideas.  

Jan Baetens offers an interesting interpretation of Bill Nichol’s theory of the ‘pre-enactment’, which she quotes is ‘the more or less authentic (re)construction of events that are yet to happen’, and Joanna Lowry proposing that we are entering a new realm - that of the ‘post-document’, definitely gives us a lot to think about.  It is a fascinating read for those interested in the paradoxical balance between truth and fiction, and the way our notions of the ‘documentary’ and the ‘staged’ are deconstructing and forming a new generation of photographic artists altogether.  

Photoworks publications are always so simply and beautifully put together, and this is definitely not one to be missed - generous bodies of work of each of the eight artists (which include, in my opinion, some of the most important contemporary artists working in this field) are included.  

The artists included are: Sarah Dobai, Annabel Elgar, Tom Hunter, Sarah Pickering, Nigel Shafran, Clare Strand, Mitra Tabrizian and Danny Treacy.

@3 years ago with 1 note
#art #art theory #photography #photography theory #book #publication #theatre #real #reality #document #documentary #truth #fiction #narrative #contemporary #photoworks 
Elsewhere
Nealy Blau
the illusion of nature/the nature of illusion.
In this stunning and somewhat psychologically charged publication, Blau offers us a beautifully melancholic selection of images depicting the dioramas found in museums.  Seeming too sensitively taken to be just a document, the images build up a sense of mystery and wonder, allude to notions of the (un)natural and force us to question these spaces as constructed realities.  
Elsewhere was published in November 2010.

Elsewhere

Nealy Blau

the illusion of nature/the nature of illusion.

In this stunning and somewhat psychologically charged publication, Blau offers us a beautifully melancholic selection of images depicting the dioramas found in museums.  Seeming too sensitively taken to be just a document, the images build up a sense of mystery and wonder, allude to notions of the (un)natural and force us to question these spaces as constructed realities.  

Elsewhere was published in November 2010.

@3 years ago
#publication #book #photography #photo #photography theory #art #art theory #dioramas #truth #truth #nature #illusion #melancholy #constructed #conc #conceptual #museum #reality #space #image 
Anne Hardy
Detached 

Anne Hardy

Detached 

@3 years ago
#photography #photography theory #art #art theory #constructed #space #spaces #staged #truth #fiction #real #reality 
Trish Morrissey
Seven Years

Trish Morrissey

Seven Years

@3 years ago
#art #art theory #photography #photography theory #staged #constructed #acting #real #reality #truth #fiction 

Sarah Pickering

Public Order

@3 years ago
#art #art theory #photography #photography theory #constructed #sets #set building #truth #fiction #real #reality #documentary #document #society #police 

In reality the past is preserved by itself, automatically. In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.” 
-Heni Bergson

3 years ago
#photography #reality #quote #past #present #consciousness 
Elsewhere
Nealy Blau
the illusion of nature/the nature of illusion.
In this stunning and somewhat psychologically charged publication, Blau offers us a beautifully melancholic selection of images depicting the dioramas found in museums.  Seeming too sensitively taken to be just a document, the images build up a sense of mystery and wonder, allude to notions of the (un)natural and force us to question these spaces as constructed realities.  
Elsewhere was published in November 2010.
3 years ago
#publication #book #photography #photo #photography theory #art #art theory #dioramas #truth #truth #nature #illusion #melancholy #constructed #conc #conceptual #museum #reality #space #image 

“in the photograph the world we see reappears to us as if it were real, but always subtly transformed, severed from the agency of our desire and returning to us a defamiliarised reality that we recognize but can never actually see.  It is this gap that photography opens up between the objectivity of the world and our theatricalised inhabitation of it that is at the heart of so much contemporary practise..”

Joanna Lowry

Theatres of the Real

3 years ago
#photography #photography theory #art #art theory #reality #truth #desire #familiar #uncanny #theatre #objectivity #contemporary #joanna lowry 
Anne Hardy
Detached 
3 years ago
#photography #photography theory #art #art theory #constructed #space #spaces #staged #truth #fiction #real #reality 
3 years ago
#photography #photography theory #art #art theory #staged #constructed #real #reality #truth #fiction #cinema #society #sets #narrative #set building 
Trish Morrissey
Seven Years
3 years ago
#art #art theory #photography #photography theory #staged #constructed #acting #real #reality #truth #fiction 
 
Theatres of the Real
Joanna Lowry, David Green, Jan Baetens
‘Theatres of the Real’ is an incredibly beautiful book I was given as a gift recently, published with major publishing house Photoworks.  This book offers a compelling re-evaluation of the Documentary photograph, and as it’s blurb suggests, straddles ”the boundaries between fact and fiction, these images create a hallucinatory vision of contemporary Britain”, with each of the three authors writing an essay to convey their own ideas.  
Jan Baetens offers an interesting interpretation of Bill Nichol’s theory of the ‘pre-enactment’, which she quotes is ‘the more or less authentic (re)construction of events that are yet to happen’, and Joanna Lowry proposing that we are entering a new realm - that of the ‘post-document’, definitely gives us a lot to think about.  It is a fascinating read for those interested in the paradoxical balance between truth and fiction, and the way our notions of the ‘documentary’ and the ‘staged’ are deconstructing and forming a new generation of photographic artists altogether.  
Photoworks publications are always so simply and beautifully put together, and this is definitely not one to be missed - generous bodies of work of each of the eight artists (which include, in my opinion, some of the most important contemporary artists working in this field) are included.  
The artists included are: Sarah Dobai, Annabel Elgar, Tom Hunter, Sarah Pickering, Nigel Shafran, Clare Strand, Mitra Tabrizian and Danny Treacy.
3 years ago
#art #art theory #photography #photography theory #book #publication #theatre #real #reality #document #documentary #truth #fiction #narrative #contemporary #photoworks 
3 years ago
#art #art theory #photography #photography theory #constructed #sets #set building #truth #fiction #real #reality #documentary #document #society #police