Land’s End: Trauma is a Strange Attractor

“We are on occasion reminded on occasion of a great plague pit, its underground presence rewarded with a blue plaque to signify its existence as both a terrible debacle in our local history and yet it tellingly reminds us of the foreboding possibility for futures yet unspoken”   Trauma is a strange attractor. Just as […]

Fernweh: An Interview with Teju Cole

“I proceed in conversation with the camera, with other photographs, with other photographers, I forget about what writing can do, I think about what photography can do.”

Understanding Guido Guidi: In Veneto and Lunario

    “Perhaps it’s that what I think I know about photography is really a simple cancer in which I pretend to understand what it offers by the speed in which I believe its delivery system acts as a conduit for its understanding. Perhaps, I want things to slow down as I get older and […]

Udo Hesse: Tagesvisum Ost-Berlin

“The moat as it were, was governed by armament and barbed wire with an intervening hinterland of desolate stretch impolitely, if realistically referred to as the Death Strip. You can consider the Death Strip as an evaporated moat in which many escapees gave their lives fleeing the reverse castle. The reverse castle in real terms, […]

ASX/VOID Laboratory: Nassima Rothacker’s Crepuscular Memory

“I am reminded of the strange twilight that some of the Pre-Raphaelites used to impose fantasy across their performing muses. This light triggers a response in the viewer that is meant to be neither here, nor there-it is an imposition stuck between differing gravities and concerns ultimately rendering the viewer’s need for explanation nil”.   […]

A Conversation with Tim Carpenter

“Maybe just to plant a stake in the ground, I’d also say that topics are not necessary. Which doesn’t at all mean that one can’t have one; just that one needn’t”.     This conversation took place over a year of emailing and should be read as informal. The intention was to talk about Tim’s […]

António Júlio Duarte: Against the Blackest of Days

  “There is noise, distortion, grain and the magnetic tape in my mind completely fails in parts to distribute any information at all. The images are dark, stained by the passing of time and the incredulous weight of dry heat. Throughout the song “Blackened” by Metallica plays over and over…”   When I look at […]

Vincent Ferrané: Iconography XXV Figures of Jeanne Damas

  “However, I am interested in how we discorporate and re-corporate an image of somebody based on how they wear themselves to the public and what the conversation around the image of that person is by addressing their image and performance in it as iconic”.   How do we disassemble a look, let alone an […]

An Open Return Letter For Unpaid Portfolio Review Invitations

This is a response based on an actual request and my return correspondence regarding free labor at a European portfolio review that I have been asked to be involved with this week. Please feel free to tender a copy and paste version of the response to the next fair or festival that asks you for […]

Benjamin Pfau: Isthmus, A Nocturnal Biopic

  “So, why do you go to Bangkok if you are under 50, able-dicked and not looking to run an anti-biotics course every Monday morning? You float, you drift and you embed yourself in loose associations that prohibit direct and long-term commitment to form, but rather situate the time spent in a separate category that […]