The Hasselblad Foundation hosts and co-hosts both smaller research presentations and larger symposia each year, often in collaboration with the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. Since 2014 the foundation and the university have co-published the book series Negative, with collected presentations from several of the symposia. Researchers, theorists and artists that have participated in the symposia include Subhankar Banerjee, Geoffrey Batchen, Broomberg & Chanarin, Mathias Danbolt, Leslie Hewitt, Sarah Kember, Liz Wells and Zanele Muholi. Participants in the recent symposium on surveillance, organized in relation to the WATCHED!-project, included Susan Schuppli, Marco Poloni and Peter Weibel.
Photography in Print & Circulation.
Part II: The Writing of History
Thursday, 28 September, 1 pm
The book is an integrated and important part of photography, and the interest in the history of the photo book is an expanding field. It started in early 2000 with Andrew Roth’s Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books in the Twenties Century (2001), and the exhibition and publication Open Book at the Hasselblad Centre (2004). Martin Parr and Garry Badger have made groundbreaking contributions with their series History of the Photo Book, Volume I, II and III (published 2004–2014). They have been followed by a number of books and exhibitions focusing on national histories of the photo book.
Now it is time to look critically on the histories that have been produced during the last decade. What perspectives have guided the histories? How have they been mediated and – most importantly – what is still to be done? The symposium will address these important questions.
The symposium is part of Photography in Print & Circulation, a joint research project between the Hasselblad Foundation and Valand Academy.
13.00–13.30 Niclas Östlind The History of the Photo Book
13.30–14.15 Frits Giertberg The Dutch Photobook
14.45–15.30 Angel Luis Gonzalez The Irish Photobook
15.30–16.00 Irene de Mendoza The Spanish Photobook
16.15–16.30 Evita Goze – The Latvian Photobook
16.45–17.15 Panel debate
18.30 – 19.00 Bernadette Wolbring Square pegs and round holes and a book signing.
19.15 – 19.30 Åke E:son Lindman EXPERIMENT Åke E:son Lindman
19.30 – til late Opening of the festival including a release of Fotografisk Tidskrift!
Photography in Print and Circulation is a symposium addressing the critical and creative use of photography’s reproducibility. Easier than most other visual media, photography can be multiplied, appropriated, printed and distributed. The symposium will focus on the current and expanded field of photo books. The book is one of photography’s most important formats for going public, and the contemporary photo book culture has developed different modes of – and strategies for – editing, publishing, financing and distributing. The emphasis will be on networks for production and sharing, curatorial perspectives, and the experimental use of books as alternative space for mediating photographic images.
Printed matter is one of many possible forms of distribution. Still and moving images are constantly produced, shared, and sampled through mobile phone cameras and the Internet. The digital technology has changed the parameters for the use and understanding of photography. The symposium will also discuss the changing practises in art and news media, as well as the curatorial take on mediating and exhibiting on-line material and other digitally circulated photographic images.
The speakers are artists, publishers, curators, and scholars and they are invited to talk about their practises, and to reflect on how the artistic and critical possibilities of printed, re-used and circulated photography can be defined and developed.
Thursday 17 November
Venue: Valand Academy, The Glass House, Chalmersgatan 4, Gothenburg
10.00–10.40 Niclas Östlind: Photography in Print & Circulation: A Historical Survey
10.50–11.30 Lars Willumeit: Reassembly, Reaggregation and Circulation – Notes on Dealing with the (Un)becomings of Photography
11.30–12.00 Art & Theory: Release: The Negative Book Series
13.30–14.20 Eva Weinmayr: Library Underground — a reading list for a coming community
14.30–15.10 Cecilia Grönberg: Photography as publishing and distribution
15.40-16.30 Charlotte Cotton: Platform Sensitive
16.45–17.45 Lotta Antonsson in Conversation with Charlotte Cotton and Niclas Östlind/Louise Wolthers
Friday 18 November
10.00–10.30 Louise Wolthers: Multiveillance and the Networked Image
10.40–11.10 Mike Bode: Verification processes and the ecology of user generated imagery.
11.30–12.10 Linn Prøitz: “– It was instant … this is ultimately what is at stake, a child has died: What is simpler than that really?”: The impact of the rapid global circulation of the image of Alan Kurdi.
13.20–14.00 Mette Sandbye: Kent Klich and the Gaza conflict: A multifaceted photographic encirclement of a place and a political conflict
14.10–14.40 Sarah Tuck: Evidence and Spectacle – Watching Murder Online
15.00–16.00 Closing discussion: The Possibilities and Challenges of Printed and Circulated Photography.*
You can email questions to the panel in advance via: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Alfredo Jaar is unfortunately no longer able to participate in the symposium due to illness.
WATCHED! Symposium – October 7-8
The symposium is co-organized by Valand Academy of Arts and the Hasselblad Foundation. It is a part of the project WATCHED! Surveillance, Art and Photography in Europe Post 9/11, which will result in an exhibition at the Hasselblad Center and a forthcoming book in spring 2016.
WATCHED! SURVEILLANCE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN EUROPE AFTER NINE-ELEVEN
An international 2-day research symposium in Gothenburg, organised by The Hasselblad Foundation and Valand Academy.
Venue: ‘The Glass House’, Valand Art Academy, Vasagatan 50
Please note change in program
October 7 / Day 1
Venue: ‘The Glass House’, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
9:00 – registration and coffee
9.30 – 10.00 Welcome and introduction by Louise Wolthers and Niclas Östlind
10.00 – 11.00 Peter Weibel, Professor (ZKM, DE), “Epistemic Photography. From Observation to Surveillance” Read more about Peter Weibel
11.15 – 12.00 Artist talk: Alberto Frigo (Södertörn University, SE/IT), “Becoming Data: Artists Beyond the Sousveillance Paradigm” Read more about Alberto Frigo
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, Ass. Professor (Stockholm School of Theology, SE)“Mirror, mirror on the Wall” – Selfimages and Objectification Read more about Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson
15.00-15:45 Artist talk: Ann-Sofi Sidén (SE) in conversation with Niclas Östlind
Closing of Day 1 – short discussion led by Louise Wolthers and Niclas Östlind.
October 8/ Day 2
Venue: ‘The Glass House’, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
9.15 – 10.00 Artist talk: Meriç Algün Ringborg (SE/TR) in conversation with Louise Wolthers
Read more about Meriç Algün Ringborg
10.30 – 11.15 Artist talk: Susan Schuppli, senior lecturer (Goldsmiths University, UK), “Material Witness / How Evidence comes to Matter” Read more about Susan Schuppli
11.15-12.00 Artist talk: Jason E. Bowman, senior lecturer (Gothenburg University, SE/UK), “Scavenging Surveillance” Read more about Jason E. Bowman
12.00-13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.15 Artist talk: Marco Poloni (DE), “A Porous Narrative” Read more about Marco Poloni
14.30 – 15.30 Hille Koskela, Professor (University of Turku, FIN), “Surveillance Plays and Games”
Read more about Hille Koskela
Closing remarks and final discussion led by Louise Wolthers and Niclas Östlind.