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Brighton Photo Fringe Open 11. 3 Minute OPEN.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 24, 2011

Alex Currie, Richard Chivers and Chris Leslie will be presenting their new project ‘The Glasgow Effect’ as part of the 3 Minute Open at the BPF Open 11.

The project which is still in its infancy is a collaboration with Scottish Photographer Chris Leslie who will be creating short videos for the project.

3-minute OPEN

Friday 16th December 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Practitioners will deliver three-minute presentations as part of this PechaKucha-style networking event. Organised with the help of PechaKucha Brighton.

Alex Currie

Richard Chivers

Chris Leslie

Disastrous Cuts to Regeneration Schemes.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 24, 2011

A book Show. Workflow Studios. Private View. Friday 2nd Dec. 6 – 9pm.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 23, 2011

We are pleased to have been chosen to show our Hand made book dummy for our project Degeneration at the Photobook show at Workflow Studios.  http://www.photobookshow.co.uk

Other Artists include

Joan Alexander
Diana Artus
Gordon Ashbridge
Murray Ballard
Alex Bailey & Helen Flanagan
Julian Baron
Kevin Beck
Pierre Bessard
Pogo Books
Antony Cairns
Margarida Correia
Lawrence Daley
Caitlin Duennebier
Jon Dunning
Ramon Eding
Peter Edwards
Human Endeavour
Dan Epthorp
Jason Evans
Virgilio Ferreira
Peter Gates
Stuart Griffiths
Nicolas Haeni
Yoann Hagnere & Viola Korosi
Andy Heller
Bonifacio Barrio Hijosa
Kenji Hirasawa
Fergus Jordan
Shiho Kito
Josef Konczak/Martin Seeds
Espen R Krukhaug
Jason Larkin
Queenie Rosita Law
Chris Linaker
John Maclean
Louise Maher
Bertil Nilsson
Simon Norfolk
Bruno Quinquet
Misha de Ridder
Nick Rochowski
Davi Russo
William Sadowski
Kayne Li Lui Sang
Maria Serrano
Amelia Shepherd
Jess Smith
Ewen Spencer
Lucy Steggals
Aya Takada
Mikel Telleria
Megan Turner-Jones
Harry Watts

 

 

 

Vincent J Stoker. Heterotopia, the tragic fall.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 6, 2011

Sometime ago a French photographer Vincent J Stoker contacted us having seen our Degeneration project. Since then i have been following Vincent’s own work with great interest, here Vincent introduces his work with photographs below.

Heterotopia, the tragic fall.

Vincent J. Stoker
Heterotopia is a phenomenological investigation of the ‘other places’. It uses photography to dissect architectural bodies into their fundamental elements and to reach a better understanding of the world we live in.

Hetero : the other, otherness. Topos : the place.

Heterotopias can be defined negatively, by what they are not. Here and nowhere, they are neither real, nor utopian but both at the same time. Places out of all places but still recorded on maps, they are the physical locations of utopias, utopias that have become matter.

“The tragic fall” is my first series of heterotopias.

Architects frustrate Nature by creating ascending shapes. They strive to channel the forces of Nature which tend to flatten everything. The series shows this eternal struggle that even monuments end up losing. The history of these places is the History of our crises, the History of the failure of utopian projects. They, the places reveal the dark hidden parts and cast doubts on autophagous systems that let destroy what they have built themselves. My work is to remember those mistakes, the forgotten losers of History. I give voice to those we don’t listen to. Heterotopia is a testimony to the small ones, former monuments supporting great expectations.
It shows what would happen if mankind disappeared from the planet. Obviously, nature would reassert itself and reclaim its rights. Our civilization would be forgotten almost instantly, covered up with moss.
But the series is also a rise. It is the birth of a new order, the alliance, the improbable match, harmony of Nature and Culture. These places have never been as beautiful as today, in decay. Physics makes art and magnifies architecture. My pictures praise the slow and meticulous work of time, the inspired worker.
These stout and monumental monsters, relic of the past, murmur lessons to our ears. I hear them shout the brevity and fragility of our existence. My ruins have an edification power. Could it be possible to imagine Vanity and the “memento mori” in a more powerful way than the monument in ruin? The other lesson is to see in them an opportunity to make peace with our past. Humanity makes mistakes; this is what must not be forgotten. These terrible mutilations, we will end up liking them.

Behind the dust, the rust and under the rubble, we can sense the architects’ original visions of order and the rigid geometry of the buildings. The shots are framed with an almost mathematic exigency and show decrepit textures, all to try and make you, the viewer, discern the conflict in these places that are falling into chaos and rising with meaning.

Today I’m working on other series of heterotopias, “the utopian bodies”, “the end of History”, “the stored knowledge”…

http://www.vincent-j-stoker.com