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This week we're thinking about remediation and photography as an initial phase of creative ideas instead of as their final form. It has been a busy few days because of the end of the academic year and the beginning of the summer, but we had time to speak with long-time photographic chaostician R. Canon Griffin. His anarchic and bewildering assemblages plunge viewers into parallel futures, forgotten histories and unresolved presents.
That and more, after the fold:
Breaking Out Of Pitiful Vision
The fantastical (re)imaginations of R. Canon Griffin
"Let my collages be your eye candy or food for thought at a University in Stellenbosch or Groningen or Alexandria. This work is commentary about how everything is connected. The barbarians clean your bedroom these days, no need to make them think there is a gate to take."
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What We're Reading This Week
Apart from the label on the back of the suncream obvs
Since its inception, photography has been a field in which this conflict expresses itself to the maximum. Art that arises from technology, ideologically bound, in some way, to a positivist adherence to reality, in practice not only interprets the world, but modifies, transforms, alters it. Technological development is the equivalent of sharpening a musical note for photographic technique.
An engaging and lively dissection of the seemingly endless flatness of current cinema in which Thomas Flight discusses metamodernism's desire to turn everything into a reprocessing of something we already saw. Replace 'film' with 'photography' and this script is an interesting lens through which to view a lot of current prizewinning photography.
Show Your Brains to Hapax
Hapax are a nice bunch, and they're kind enough not to waste people's time with a long-winded submission process asking ambiguous questions with uncomfortably constraining word counts for the response fields (unlike certain Royal Photographic Societies we could name). Their biannual call is currently open, and closes on July 10th. Find out more and apply here:
(And why not buy an edition or two while you're there?)