Orchestra of Disorientation – the final video ready for installation

Click on the image to watch the video in vimeo. Or alternatively click here: http://vimeo.com/20236127  As we’re gearing up to the Format Festival, me and Jane from The Photography Collective are working on press release’s to spread the word about Collectives Encounter. And Martin will be installing the work this weekend in Derby too. Exciting stuff. … Continue reading

cycle, motion and people. our puzzle starts to fit

Today was a mini meeting of minds for the photography collective as we try to get a cohesive strong video piece  ready for 2 weeks time (eek!!) Developing from our last ideas on the key words, we began to put the different pieces of the puzzle together. The pieces being our photographs, the puzzle our … Continue reading

ramping up to the festival

The festival is not that far away now and as it fast approaches we’re getting more exciting about seeing the other collectives as well as our own final piece. So far we have a test video that  is starting to make our collectives work join together, it’s still in it’s infancy, but it’s shaping up … Continue reading

Mapping more progress

With only a month to go till the opening of Collectives Encounter, it’s probably time to start talking about our part of it in more detail. First, an interesting quote from Walter Benjamin: From a European perspective, things looked this way: In all areas of production, from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the … Continue reading

Free photography workshop by Human Endeavour in Derby on 11th and 12th February 2011

Alex Currie, ‘Ibrox, Glasgow 2010’, from the series ‘Degeneration‘ / Human Endeavour Human Endeavour will lead a ‘Documentary photography research-led project’ workshop in Derby. As part of the 2nd Collectives Encounter at Format11, Human Endeavour collective will give 1.5-day workshop in Derby. The Collective will present their project ‘Degeneration‘ and show the processes behind making … Continue reading

did I become a voyeur in my flaneur state?!

Researching about the flaneur through the Collectives Encounter blog before the first shoot The Photography Collective did, gave me some ideas of what I’d like to explore. I was thinking about this idea of how you can wonder and gaze in one place but your mind can be elsewhere, I also started thinking about the … Continue reading

Collectives Encounter announced as one of Format11 highlights

The British Journal of Photography broke the news yesterday with their article ‘Bruce Gilden takes on Derby, as Format announces festival’s highlights’ while chilly St Pancras station was hosting Format11 program launch. We were happy to have a glance at the exciting names and some of us couldn’t attend and were looking forward to Format brand … Continue reading

Format Festival’s pre-launch was worth frozen feet and cold fingers

‘Over 80 people gathered at St Pancras Station’, counted @MarketingDerby. Asa, Wideyed and Human Endeavour collectives braved the ‘serious sub-zero with a biting arctic wind’ (Alex Currie) to represent the Collectives Encounter at Format11 festival pre-launch yesterday. Nobody forgot to mention that ‘a glass or two of mulled wine helped keep fingers and feet warm’ … Continue reading

Introducing “vea collective”

vea collective is a young European-Southamerican photographic collective founded in 2010, the members are Eunice Adorno and Monica Gonzales both based in Mexico, Christian Rodriguez based in Spain, Irving Villegas based in Germany and Mona Simon bases in the UK and Germany.  We all feel very passionate about storytelling through photography and believe that our … Continue reading