Organised by Photomonitor and chaired by Kim Shaw, Executive Director of Photofusion, Material Matters: On making and the physicality of photography, focused on the importance of materiality in photographic practice. I shared panel with Sophy Rickett, Martin Newth, Edouard Taufenbach and Dafna Talmor.
On December 2016 I ran Across digital and analogue, a two day seminar looking at the intersections and possibilities of early photographic processes including the firsts 3D scanning technologies and today’s 3D scanning apps and printers.
This November Culture Trip interviewed me in my studio. I talk about questioning identity, ideology and representation with Art & Design Editor, Freire Barnes, whilst creating a wet collodion tintype portrait.
During this artist talk I presented the work Self Expanded which is going to be on display at the Mozilla Festival 2016, Ravensbourne College, London.
The series Self-Expanded uses #selfie pictures from Instagram to reflect on the commodification of the self through technology development and the networked image. The images are digitally projected onto expanded metal meshes and printed with the nineteenth century technique of wet collodion to create unique objects from ephemeral portraits. The expanded metal meshes physically represent the online nets in which digital images are developed and consumed.
September has been a quite busy month with two wet plate collodion workshops at the National Portrait Gallery in London as well as a two days course on alternative processes at the University of the Arts London. I have also joined the London Creative Network at Four Corners Gallery and prepared for future exciting projects!
Images of the workshop were taken by Andres Pantoja.