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Studio/location photographs

Dobai, Sarah (2009) Studio/location photographs. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Dobai, Sarah

Studio/Location Photographs is a body of eight photographic works by Dobai that explores the nature of public space in the city. The series focuses on the image of the shopping mall, including photographs of sites shot in and around malls and images of actor/models in the studio in settings that echo the architectural qualities of the urban spaces photographed. The series draws parallels between public space in everyday life and the theatrical context of the photo-shoot.

This work continues Dobai’s on-going investigation into artifice in relation to realism and the everyday in photographically based practices. The demeanour of the actor/models in the studio photographs moved between the enacted and un-posed, drawing parallels between people’s uneasy relation to public space in everyday life and how a model finds ‘a way to be’ in the theatrical context of the photo-shoot. The research for Studio/Location Photographs was developed during a residency at the Centre International des Recollets, Paris (January-April 2008 funded by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Paris).

‘Studio/ Location Photographs’ has been presented in two solo exhibitions and three group exhibitions in museums (see below for details).

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 2009
Funders: CCW, ACE
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Sarah Dobai Studio/ Location Photographs, Works/Projects, Bristol, UK2 May 200913 June 2009
Theatres of the Real; Antwerp Fotomuseum, NLJune 2009September 2009
Based on a True Story, ArtSway, New Forest, UKJuly 2010August 2010
A Fire in the His Master's House is Set Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UKJuly 2011September 2011
Material/Media: photographs
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 16:22
Item ID: 5228
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5228

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