Working with Structures: Photography and Video-based Projects
Workshop with Roelof Bakker
Saturday 7th July, 2012
St James Church
197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL - Entrance at side stairwell by Costa Coffee (Map)
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Cost: £35 LIP Member
This workshop is for photographers who want to explore using rules and structures to create a project, body of work or series exploring a theme. Structures can be anything from working within a timescale, to using a (film) format, to concentrating on a particular space or location. The workshop will also focus on editing and organising a series of photographs.
In the morning Bakker will talk through some of his own photography projects as well as showing the video work Wanderlust (30 mins, 2011), discussing his approach to these. He will also touch upon the conceptual works of other photographers and artists using a particular framework or set of rules.
For the afternoon session, each participant will create their own mini-exhibition of a maximum of 12 6"x4" prints and the group will discuss how to tighten up and/or push forward the approach and concept as well as suggested ways of exhibiting (online, book, show, etc).
Roelof Bakker is an artist photographer and video maker who works with the material of daily life. With a serendipitous approach to image and video making, chance encounters on the streets, in buildings, parks and other spaces of London are recorded. Artworks show traces of recent or distant activity and explore life, time and mortality as well as juxtapositions of the modern world. Often a sense of humour is present.
To generate recordings he works within structures and processes that present limits, for example:
- The spaces inside a building ('Still', 2010: Video and photography installation, First Prize (Series), LPA, and 'Still Life 5' (2011)
- Daily photography ('365 Days', 2006: Photography exhibition and book, Time Out Art Critics' Choice)
- Absurd brevity ('Wanderlust', 2011: Video)
A new series of photographs will be shown as part of the Haringey Cultural Olympiad from May-September 2012 at venues across Haringey. A literary art book will be published September 2012. www.rbakker.com