Thursday, October 31, 2013

Space Framed: Constructing the View

This year's Space Framed students will be presenting their work at the Constructing the View symposium on Saturday Nov 2nd at IMMA.
The work, also titled 'Constructing the View' is a brief filmic exploration of the photograph as construct - a negotiation between depth and flatness, surface and space, content and its meaning. 

Cillian Briody, Sarah Carroll, Beibhinn Delaney, Fiona Gueunet, Radina Ka, Daniel Moran, Nicky Rackard, Malin Schwan, William Spratt-Murphy, Jeffrey Widjaja, Jennifer Wilson, Philips Wira

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jacob Felländer


cityscape nr 4

Los Angeles - Hong Kong - Bombay


Jacob Felländer is a Swedish photographer /artist. He has been experimenting with photography since the late 1990s. He is known for his large scale cityscapes and landscapes in which he uses his own specific technique of photographing. In his latest work he has added another dimension to his photographs; paint.

When he works Felländer tries to capture multiple exposures in a single image, he tries to capture a span of time in one frame. Felländer uses analogue techniques, using old cameras that he modifies. Jacob at work 


Exhibition: I want to live close to you

Jacob Felländer was inspired by continental drift. The discovery that space and time are not constant brought forth many thoughts and questions. Felländer asked himself;  “I wondered, if space drifts over time, perhaps can time drift over space.” He was intrigued about how we experience time and space. Can our experience of time and space be captured in a photo, what would that photo look like?

Using his modified analogue camera Felländer traveled the world taking photographs. In twelve days he went to New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bombay, Dubai and Paris. These are locations on five different continents that were once joined. By winding forward the film in his camera, he was able to expose it one centimeter at a time and thereby ‘capturing the whole world in one shot’.

The densely populated cities also brought Felländers attention to how people are merging together in cities, living closer and closer together.


- Stand Still
- I Want To Live Close To You
– Anatomy

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

(de) Constructing the View

After Monday's session, the proposal for the presentation at the Constructing the View conference is starting to take shape.
Essentially what we are trying to do is to present the photograph as construct - a negotiation between depth and flatness, surface and space, content and its meaning.
This week both groups will experiment with one aspect of our proposal and propose images for analysis in the presentation, ie both groups will have people working on technique, and people working on content.

We will test and discuss both the content and techniques next Monday.

In the meantime, all students are to post ideas to the blog.
Some of those discussed on Monday were:
The Fog of War by Errol Morris
Film by Tacita Dean
Documentaries such as 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace' by Adam Curtis
Also, the work of a previous colleague at UCD, Sarah Breen Lovett, will be of interest - expanded architecture, film as space etc

Good luck with your experimentation this week, looking forward to seeing how you get on!