Mapping the Re:Mapping

Will this be the final post about our and ASA Collective’s adventures with Mapping and Re:Mapping Flâneurs? The Newcastle Arts Centre exhibition ended on Saturday, and Wideyed took it down on Monday. Some lovely comments had been left on the blank index cards in the filing cabinet, for example: A most delightful journey! Great, but it … Continue reading

The video killed the radio star…

… But gave a new life to photographs and photostories!!! This past weekend I was busy putting together a couple of showreels for the opening of FORMAT… Here is ASA collective’s one. EnjoY!

latest test video – “Orchestra of Disorientation”

So in the last blog I mentioned that Jo, George and myself (I’m Jaskirt btw!) had a mini meeting of minds and starting to brain storm how we should shape the video with our keywords. So George has got to work on some of those key concepts of grouping our photographs and making them flow … Continue reading

Mapping progress

As part of our engagement with Collectives Encounter 2011, we’ve agreed to blog about process. Over the holiday period, Wideyed and ASA were too busy with a funding application to ACE to even think about blogging, but the application was submitted this week so, now that we’ve (more or less…) recovered from that, we’re getting … Continue reading

Bruce Gilden. The Troubled City.

I came across a Bruce Gilden photo essay on the Magnum website recently and decided to share a link to it here, as there are obvious links to Human Endeavour‘s Degeneration project but also Gilden has been commissioned to make new work in Derby for the Format Festival. Brian Griffin described him as a ‘Genius’ … Continue reading

For Vea Collective: ‘Suite Vénitienne. Please Follow Me’ by Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard

As we were discussing Vea Collective‘s contribution to the ‘Flâneur’ exhibition, Christian Rodriguez asked if he could conduct his work as a fictional story referring to staged situations. Vea Collective is studying the relationship between flâneur and artificial spaces of leisure. Mona Simon recommended him to look at Sarah Moon‘s work. I believe she was … Continue reading

‘Robinson in Space’ Patrick Keiller.

“The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisable” click on the image to purchase the DVD Robinson in Space. (d. Patrick Keiller, 1996) begins with Robinson’s unseen narrator quoting the 1960s French radical Situationist Raoul Vaneigem demanding that “a bridge between imagination and reality must be built.” It ends with Robinson’s … Continue reading

The Death of the Postcard

The Death of the Postcard is an “experimental travel documentary around India and South America. Director Adrian Barber collected thousands of e-mails, photos and video clips from travellers to create a shared view and shared narrative of contemporary travel and travel correspondence – the ‘digital’ postcard.”

Jim Jarmusch, The Permanent Vacation

Few weeks ago, I remembered this very first feature film by Jim Jarmusch made in 1980.