|Creators:||Leister, Wiebke and Davidmann, Sara|
A discursive, participatory seminar including presentations and responses from early- and mid-career researchers debating different visual approaches to photographic identities in order to establish future networks across the UAL.
This one-day photography forum explored the debates connected with photographic identities in the light of transnational, transcultural and transgender politics. At the same time, the forum set out to challenge all too formative expectations of the interplay between depicted sitter, photographer and image in relation to the various perceptions of its respective viewers. During the day, we engaged in discursive approaches to images of human nature today – that is to say: after the ‘post-human’ and the supposed ‘death of portraiture’. Additionally, this forum aimed at establishing common ground among early and mid-career researchers within UAL with a view to possible future research collaborations.
The forum took the form of an informal ‘round table’ discussion with two panels: ´Re-Thinking Identities of Photographic Portraiture´ in the morning, and ´Trans-Portraiture: Nation, Gender, Culture´ in the afternoon. Presentations – by both artists and theoreticians – varied in style including theoretical, practice-led, performative and audio-visual investigations into the subject matter. Papers were pre-circulated, so the invited speakers not only presented their research but also responded to one of the other presentations.
As well as organising the symposium, Sara Davidmann also gave an introductory paper.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Other)|
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|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Photography, portraiture, transgression, transformation, gender, identity, LCC photography forum/seminar|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
Research Centres/Networks > Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN)
|Date:||05 November 2010|
|Funders:||TrAIN Associate Projects|
|Event Location:||London, UK|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Prerna Bhatt|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 14:39|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2011 10:10|