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Join us for a talk on visual recognition and a presentation of my current project ‘A man with dark hair and a sunset in a background’ – 16 June, 5pm, Tromsø Contemporary Art Centre. The talk will trace the 19th century facial recognition discourse, outlining several problematic political aspects of machine vision. Part of [...]
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Image from False Positives series by Esther Hovers, 2017 I’ll lead a short course on photography and image-making during Tallinn Summer Academy at Estonian Academy of Arts. The two-day course will explore how visual recognition and AI-related technologies are changing the discourse of photography, challenging the traditional boundaries of the medium. It is meant for photography and [...]
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We Need Sanctuary by Kate Cooper, 2016 I’ll be showing some new work at the central exhibition of Riga Photography Biennial 2018. Participants: Juno Calypso (UK), Antoine Catala (FR/US), Kate Cooper (UK), Aneta Grzeszykowska (PL), Kristina Ollek (EE), Paul Paper (LT), Juuke Schoorl & Frank Kolkman (NL), Līga Spunde (LV), Charlote Thiis-Evensen (NO), Elina Vainio (FI), Hannes [...]
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I visited Palanga Street Radio to play some music Update: and a new mix
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Reinis Lismanis, from Trial and Error I’ll be discussing some of the theoretical influences that frame the viewing and making of contemporary photography – as well as what it means to be an ‘image-maker’ today. Part of Reinis Lismanis’ exhibition ‘Trial and Error’ at the Latvian National Art Museum. Framing Photography: #object #process #everyday 2018 Jan 18, 18:00 LNMA [...]
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Contemporary Contemporary Photography (2017) is published by Lodret Vandret
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I was invited to curate a selection of Lithuanian photobooks that were exhibited at at Fotobok Gothenburg festival, 28-30 September 2017
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As part of Tallinn Photomonth, ‘Too Good to be Photographed’ book launch will feature panel discussion on the project and questions it raises with Rye Dag Holmboe, Hanna Putz, and Kristina Õllek .
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Moments from ‘Too Good to be Photographed’ book launch & discussion at Rubber Factory gallery, NY on Sept 20. The panel featured: Yael Eban, Roksana Filipowska, and Jaclyn Wright. Big thanks to Mike Tan, Rubber Factory, Lugemik, and all who joined!
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Too Good to be Photographed book is available for preorders
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‘Too Good to be Photographed‘ is a project that explores photographic failure, and is an outcome of my conversations with over 60 photographers over the past year and a half. The result will be a book designed by Indrek Sirkel and published by Estonian art publisher Lugemik. It will be available in September 2017 and [...]
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From You Belong to Me series. Geistė Kinčinaitytė. I’ll be discussing the state of contemporary Lithuanian photography at Calvert 22 Foundation, 7pm 10th November. Join us if you are in London! More info here.
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From This is It/Now. Roxana Azar, David Brandon Geeting, 2015 Kate Palmer Albers on digital image circulation, experiential modes of viewing and This is It/Now project (curated by Max Marshall and myself) on Circulation Exchange: I’ve been interested in the creative possibilities of disappearing photos for a few years now, particularly in relation to how we assign [...]
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Smoke Screen is now part of Kaleid editions 2016 collection.
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Blog Re-Blog. Jure Kastelic and Thomas Humery, August 2014, Signal Gallery, NYC I will be giving a talk about my own curatorial practice and few notes on the current state of curating the digital (photographic) image on 22nd April at symposium ‘Image and Photography in the Post-Digital Era‘ of Riga Photography Biennial.
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Huffington Post named ‘Smoke Screen‘ one of 10 favorite books at 2016 LA Art Book Fair. Their take: What happens when an image file becomes corrupted or obsolete? In most cases all one is left with is a file name, metadata. Paul Paper’s new book emulates the conditions of the digital screen and mediated experience, by [...]
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Moments from joint book launch with Anu Vahtra at Contemporary Art Museum Estonia. Many thanks to Lugemik and Tallinn Photomonth for making this happen!
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