Artist talks :: Cleo Wächter, Demelza Watts

Foto/photo: Cleo Wächter

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Kleo Vehtere

Kleo fotogrāfija ir veids, kā izzināt pasauli sev apkārt. Viņa pēta cilvēka un vides attiecības, kā arī to, kā mēs piešķiram nozīmi ainavai. Fotogrāfi interesē sociālā ģeogrāfija un vietas, kurām bijusi loma zinātnē. Viņa strādā kā romantiska zinātniece, dzejniece, kura daiļskanīgu rindu vietā izmanto faktus. Savos iepriekšējos projektos Kleo pievērsusies antropocēnam Nīderlandē. 2016. gadā viņa saņēma Dialogue stipendiju un publicēja izdevumu “Autostop – Retracing routes”. Pērn tapa projekts “Objective Netherlands – changing landscape 1974 – 2018”. Vehtere ieguvusi bakalaura grādu dokumentālajā fotogrāfijā Hāgas Karaliskajā mākslas akadēmijā un šobrīd studē vizuālo antropoloģiju Berlīnes Brīvajā universitātē.
www.cleowaechter.com

Demelza Vatsa

Demelza ir Londonā dzīvojoša māksliniece, kuru aizrauj ikdienišķā pētīšana, īpaši pievēršoties tam, kādu iespaidu mājas atstāj uz radošumu. Kā mājas ietekmē socializēšanos, iztēli, izklaidi, kopienu veidošanu, līdzcietību un politisko pārliecību? Kas kopīgs mājām un introversijai/ ekstraversijai? Vai tās var izmantot kā politisku instrumentu? Vatsa fokusējas uz to, kas kopīgs māksliniekam un skatītājam, kā kolāža var nojaukt robežu starp dokumentēšanu un aktīvu darbību, apvienojot attēlus, kas sapludina realitāti un fikciju, fizisko un virtuālo, iespējamo un neiespējamo.
Autorvakarā Demelza pastāstīs ne tikai par savu radošo darbību, bet arī viņas 2017. gadā dibināto starptautisko mākslinieku kolektīvu PACTO. Vatsas darbi bijuši izstādīti mākslas centros Eiropā un ASV.
www.demelzawatts.com

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Cleo Wächter

Cleo Wächter photographs to investigate the world around her. She researches the way one relates to their environment, as well as how we inscribe the landscape with meaning. She is interested in social geography and landscapes that carry scientific meaning. In her work she acts like a romantic scientist, a poet who rhymes with facts. In previous projects she has dealt with the Anthropocene within the Netherlands. In 2016 she received the Dialogue stipend and published ‘Autostop – Retracing routes’. In 2018 she published ‘Objective Netherlands – changing landscape 1974 – 2018’, a re-photography project made in collaboration with Reinjan Mulder. Wächter holds a BA in Documentary Photographer from the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. She is currently a MA-student in Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. www.cleowaechter.com

Demelza Watts

Demelza Watts lives and works in London. The everyday and the familiar are essential in Watts’ practice. Her concern is how the home affects creative thought - what is the impact of the home on socialising, on imagination, on play, in making communities, on our compassion and on our political agency? What is the relationship between homes and introversion/extroversion? Can it be weaponised as a political tool? Watts’ focus lays in the common ground for the artist and the spectator, how collage can adjust the boundary between documentation and activity, editing to bring together images that blur reality and fiction, physical and virtual, possible and impossible.
Watts is a founding member of the transnational artist collective PACTO formed in 2017. Watts’ work has been shown in various art spaces in Europe and the USA, including British Library, Somerset House, ICA Baltimore, Tate Modern, CAC Vilnius, Whitechapel Gallery and others. www.demelzawatts.com

Free entrance, the event will take place in English.
 

Greetings from Ludza - ISSP 2010 Exhibition

The ISSP 2010 Exhibition was festively opened on 7 August 2010. Visitors are welcome to view the entire collection of artistic projects of 65 participants in Ludza till 2 October 2010.

ISSP evening programme open to visitors

The ISSP Evening Programme at Ezersala boarding school (Ludza district) from 1st till 7th August will be traditionally open for interested visitors and guests! Detailed programme in English here.

Aaron Shuman in Riga (second try)

We all try again and are looking forward to host Aaron Shuman in Riga this weekend, provided no more volcano surprises coming up. The lecture “Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs” will take place at kim? at 19:00 on Saturday 1 May 2010.

The workshop Aesthetics of nostalgia will run this weekend, 1-2 May. You are welcome to apply for several vacant places till this Friday, 30 April!

THE APPLICATIONS TO ISSP 2010 ARE WELCOME TILL 10TH MAY WITHOUT CHANGES.

Aaron Shuman in Riga: workshop and lecture

In framework of US culture month in Riga “Made in USA“, we are pleased to invite applications to an ISSP-run workshop Aesthetics of nostalgia by a great photographer, editor, writer and curator Aaron Shuman. The workshop shall take place on 17-18 April 2010, at kim? Riga.

The two days course combines lectures, critique, and individual photographing by participants to explore in depth the subject of NOSTALGIA. See complete workshop description here, and apply till 15 April!

Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou in Riga

Yes, its true - Vanessa Winship is coming to visit us again, together with her partner, another great photographer George Georgiou!

The schedule of public events that we are planning in cooperation with kim? :
23 March 2010, 19:00 - Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou: artist talk & works presentation - open event for all interested
27-28 March 2010 (2 full days) - “Documentary practice and narrative, the long term project”: double master-class, workshop - previous application required

ISSP 2009 Exhibition Opening in Riga

We are happy to announce that the ISSP 2009 results are about to be presented in Riga - the ISSP 2009 Exhibition opens on 3 December 2009, 18:30 at Goethe-Institute Riga! All the participants, family and friends of the International Summer School of Photography are invited!

ISSP 2009 exhibition in Riga

The date and time of the ISSP 2009 Vernissage in Riga is 3 December 2009, 18:30, at Goethe Institute !

The exhibition will feature a selection of most vivid works (5 per workshop), to be selected by ISSP teachers. We also very much hope to present the ISSP 2010 Catalogue!
Everyone is cordially invited!

In connection with the Opening we also present first ISSP workshop in Riga: Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public by Kai Olaf Hesse from BerlinPhotoWorkshops. Two days, December 4-5, applications till November 20. More information coming soon!

ISSP Club evenings to start from September

We have launched a new activity - a series of ISSP club meetings in Riga! The club evenings will take place with an approximate regularity of every second week. In the programme: ISSP participants’ presentation of completed or ongoing projects, invited artists’ talks, and a special selection of photography-related movies. The main motivation is to keep up the contacts and networking among the ISSP participants.
All ISSP friends are welcome! Information on upcoming events - in your mailboxes, or at ISSP Facebook group.

Ps. Thanks to Jānis & Red Roofs Hotel for location support!