Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture

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Talks and Events
04 Mar - 18 Mar 2021

Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture

A series of events exploring new approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum.

From the Google Art Project to the screenshot, from the JPG to the Gigapixel image, photographic technologies continue to mediate our experience of art and culture. Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture is a series of talks at The Photographers’ Gallery over three weeks in March involving artists, curators, photographers, conservators, educators, technologists and museum professionals. Each talk explores a different aspect of the changing role of photography in art and digital culture, focusing on a range of approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum.

The programme presents a series of case studies which reflect on the work of art in an age of photographic hyper-circulation. At a time where art selfies mix with installation shots on Instagram, how are practices of audience documentation changing the status and meaning of art? How can institutions engage with this expanded field of documentation, and what are the implications for art history and cultural memory? How is the pandemic changing the cultural value of documentation? How do contemporary practices of photographic reproduction intersect with critical discourses of authorship, ethics and control in new media platforms?

Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture forms part of Documenting Digital Art, an AHRC funded research project and partnership between University of Exeter, London South Bank University, Australian National University, LIMA (Amsterdam) and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Events

With and Without Walls: Photographic Reproduction and the Art Museum

Thursday 4 March, 18.00 GMT, on Zoom


Michelle Henning is Professor in Photography and Media in the School of the Arts at the University of Liverpool. She write on photography, museums, digital media, cultural history and is the author of Photography: The Unfettered Image (2018), Museums, Media and Cultural Theory (2006) and the edited collection Museum Media (2015)

Ben St. John is a Canadian software engineer from who's lived the last twenty years in Munich. He currently leads the small digitization group at Google Arts & Culture, responsible for the Art Camera and Tabletop scanner. These programs have helped bring thousands of artworks and photographs (and documents, kimonos, stained glass, tapestries and more) to the internet, in very high resolution.

 

Collecting Social Media

Thursday 11 March, 18.00 GMT, on Zoom


Natalie Kane is a curator, writer and researcher specialising in digital design, art and technology. She is presently Curator of Digital Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK) within the Design, Architecture and Digital Department.

Anni Wallenius works as Chief Collections Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland. Her background lies in art history and museology. From 2017-2020 she was part of #collectingsocialphoto, a research project hosted by Nordiska museet exploring the challenges for museums and archives in collecting social digital photography.

Documenting the Ruins of the Web

Thursday 18 March, 18.00 GMT, on Zoom


Olia Lialina is a pioneering net artist and theorist. She is cofounder and keeper of One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age archive and a professor at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ofri Cnaani is an artist who works in performance and digital media. Cnaani is currently a PhD researcher at and Associate Lecturer at the Visual Cultures Department, Goldsmiths, UoL.

Pay What You Can 

In light of the unprecedented challenges we are all facing at this time, we have introduced Pay What You Can ticketing for many of our online talks and events.

Anyone can book on to one of these events and pay as much or as little as they are able. A typical ticket would cost between £10 and £15. Any more than that is greatly appreciated and goes directly into supporting our public programmes.

By booking for this event you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

Image credit: Mario Sanatamaria, The Phantom of the Mirror

Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture

-

Talks and Events
04 Mar - 18 Mar 2021

Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture

A series of events exploring new approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum.

From the Google Art Project to the screenshot, from the JPG to the Gigapixel image, photographic technologies continue to mediate our experience of art and culture. Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture is a series of talks at The Photographers’ Gallery over three weeks in March involving artists, curators, photographers, conservators, educators, technologists and museum professionals. Each talk explores a different aspect of the changing role of photography in art and digital culture, focusing on a range of approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum.

The programme presents a series of case studies which reflect on the work of art in an age of photographic hyper-circulation. At a time where art selfies mix with installation shots on Instagram, how are practices of audience documentation changing the status and meaning of art? How can institutions engage with this expanded field of documentation, and what are the implications for art history and cultural memory? How is the pandemic changing the cultural value of documentation? How do contemporary practices of photographic reproduction intersect with critical discourses of authorship, ethics and control in new media platforms?

Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture forms part of Documenting Digital Art, an AHRC funded research project and partnership between University of Exeter, London South Bank University, Australian National University, LIMA (Amsterdam) and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Events

With and Without Walls: Photographic Reproduction and the Art Museum

Thursday 4 March, 18.00 GMT, on Zoom


Michelle Henning is Professor in Photography and Media in the School of the Arts at the University of Liverpool. She write on photography, museums, digital media, cultural history and is the author of Photography: The Unfettered Image (2018), Museums, Media and Cultural Theory (2006) and the edited collection Museum Media (2015)

Ben St. John is a Canadian software engineer from who's lived the last twenty years in Munich. He currently leads the small digitization group at Google Arts & Culture, responsible for the Art Camera and Tabletop scanner. These programs have helped bring thousands of artworks and photographs (and documents, kimonos, stained glass, tapestries and more) to the internet, in very high resolution.

 

Collecting Social Media

Thursday 11 March, 18.00 GMT, on Zoom


Natalie Kane is a curator, writer and researcher specialising in digital design, art and technology. She is presently Curator of Digital Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK) within the Design, Architecture and Digital Department.

Anni Wallenius works as Chief Collections Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland. Her background lies in art history and museology. From 2017-2020 she was part of #collectingsocialphoto, a research project hosted by Nordiska museet exploring the challenges for museums and archives in collecting social digital photography.

Documenting the Ruins of the Web

Thursday 18 March, 18.00 GMT, on Zoom


Olia Lialina is a pioneering net artist and theorist. She is cofounder and keeper of One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age archive and a professor at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ofri Cnaani is an artist who works in performance and digital media. Cnaani is currently a PhD researcher at and Associate Lecturer at the Visual Cultures Department, Goldsmiths, UoL.

Pay What You Can 

In light of the unprecedented challenges we are all facing at this time, we have introduced Pay What You Can ticketing for many of our online talks and events.

Anyone can book on to one of these events and pay as much or as little as they are able. A typical ticket would cost between £10 and £15. Any more than that is greatly appreciated and goes directly into supporting our public programmes.

By booking for this event you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

This event is part of our Past Programme