Pavlov's_Dog_Still_HuntI’m pleased to invite you to the Still Hunt magazine launch at gallery Pavlov’s Dog in Berlin on Sunday, 22nd of January 2017 at 5 pm. During the presentation I will give a short overview about the history of automatic camera systems – and a brief journey into hunting and modern animal-monitoring-systems will exemplify my artistic approach and interest to adopt this imaging technology for the work Still Hunt. Furthermore Davide Giorgetta and Valerio Nicoletti (Kaspar Hauser) will speak about the photographic storytelling of Still Hunt, designed in the form of a variable magazine format. (screenshot: Pavlov’s Dog webpage)

Location: Pavlov’s Dog, Bergstrasse 19, 10115 Berlin
Magazine launch: 22nd January 2017, 5 pm
The event on facebook.
You can order the magazine here.

"Still Hunt"

Interview_LSThe current issue of Landscape Stories Magazine features an interview with Celine Clanet, Raimond Wouda and me about the upcoming book publication 1KM. The book will be launched in January 2017.

“1KM è un libro, un atlante, un diario di viaggio, un Grand Tour Contemporaneo, e anche una rete che connette persone, luoghi, esperienze, immagini, storie.” (text: 1KM web page; picture: screenshot Landscape Stories)

Calamita, Jan StradtmannFor the next 10 days I will post on the Instagram account of the CALAMITA/À project. The posts are releted to my recent activities in the area of Vajont and the continuation of my work Third Nature. Please follow their account here.

Corrupted_filesI am pleased that some pictures of the Still Hunt series are part of “Corrupted Files”.

“Corrupted Files is an innovative and unique journal that breaks with traditional structures of research journals by publishing, without separation or distinction, the research by students and staff at Ravensbourne alongside that of external practitioners and researchers.

This new issue focuses on concepts of – and angles on – conflict. The conflict issue dynamically brings together a broad range of interpretations and treatments of the concept of conflict, through writing as well as films, photographic projects, animation and painting.

The launch will take place between 5.30 pm – 8 pm at the NOW Gallery, next to North Greenwich station (speeches to start 5.45 pm). The hard-copy version of Corrupted Files, designed by the talented graphic designer Anna Barisani, will be available at the launch, and the NOW Gallery’s intimate cinema will screen the journal’s animation and film contributions.” (text: Corrupted Files web page)

Calamita_Materia

The first gallery exhibition entirely dedicated to the CALAMITA/À project, will be hosted by Matèria Gallery, Rome. The group show features a selection of work from over 20 Artists who, throughout the project’s lifespan, have turned their gaze to the Vajont territory. A selection of my series Third Nature will be part of the show. The exhibition is curated by Marina Caneve, Gianpaolo Arena and Niccolò Fano.

Location: Matèria Gallery, Via Tiburtina 149, 00185 Rome
Vernissage: 29th October, 7 pm
Book launch: 29th October, 6 pm
Exhibition dates: 29th October – 3rd December 2016

Participating artists: Andrea ALESSIO / Gianpaolo ARENA / Sergio CAMPLONE / Marina CANEVE / Céline CLANET / Scott CONARRONE / François DELADERRIERE / Marco LACHI / Michela PALERMO / Max ROMMEL & Marissa MORELLI / Gabriele ROSSI / Petra STAVAST / Jan STRADTMANN / ZUIJDERWIJK & VERGOUWE / Cyrille WEINER & Giaime MELONI; Urbanism: Latitude Platform

"Third Nature", 2015

From the series Third Nature,  92,0 x 76,0 cm, printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl, framed, edition of 5 + 2 AP.

"Still Hunt"Still Hunt has been released as a self published magazine and limited edition folder during Bitume Photobook as part of Bitume Photofest in Lecce (Italy) in September 2016. The publication is designed by Kaspar Hauser. If you want to purchease the magazine or the folder, please check the official web page: Still Hunt Magazine.

Magazine specifications:
24,00 x 31,00 cm
offset printing
32 pages
6 colour and 28 monochrome photographs
designed by Kaspar Hauser
1000 copies
price: 6,00 EUR

Folder specifications:
1 out of 6 images
photo size: 24,00 x 30,00 cm
printed on Hahnemuehle Fine Art Baryta
each limited to 100
signed and numbered
plus 1 “Still Hunt” magazine
price: 35,00 EUR

"Still Hunt"

Bitume_Photofest2016Still Hunt will be launched during Bitume Photobook as part of Bitume Photofest in Lecce (Italy) on Tuesday, 6th of September 2016. The publication is designed by Kaspar Hauser. Please find below the updated text which includes the technical aspects of image making for this series (screenshot: Bitume Photofest).

“Still Hunt” was shot in the area surrounding Gallipoli, in Southern Italy, in August of 2015. It showcases a group of teenagers meeting at the beach at night. The pictures are taken by a camera trap equipped with a motion sensor and infrared flash. This technology, usually used to observe animals and animal behavior for hunting and scientific purposes, is here directed at the teenagers, putting them in the spotlight of a blurry picture and turning them into objects of quasi-scientific observation. The teenagers are captured in candid moments; what exactly is occurring in each photograph is left open to interpretation. The way the images are cropped, the low resolution of the camera itself, and the use of black and white effects combine to create an alienated impression. “Still Hunt” captures the height of summer coming to an end, encapsulated in the choreography of teenage bodies.

"I was born in a country that doesn‘t exist anymore"The series Subversive Eclipse will be on show at gallery LO.FT, Locali Fotografici in Lecce (Italy) as part of Bitume Photofest 2016.

Location: LO.FT Locali Fotografici, Via Ernesto Simini 6/8, Lecce, Italy
Exhibition dates: 03th September – 10th September 2016

Participating artists: Fabrizio ALBERTINI (IT) / Luca CASONATO (IT) / Marita PAPPA (GR) / Iacopo PASQUI (IT) / Arianna SANESI (IT) / Mika SPERLING (GER) / Jan STRADTMANN (GER)

“In the month of August 2015, Positivo Diretto invited seven photographers from Italy, Greece and Germany to take part in a residency program co-realized with LAG Serre Salentine for the second edition of Bitume Photofest. The ten day residency, led by Gianpaolo Arena’s remarkable support, offered a great opportunity to see and discover the fourteen municipalities involved through sight and a project of tremendous scope. Results marked by Pasqui and Albertini’s sharp and attentive eyes, muted by the colours of the sun scorched soil: Sperling’s pathos, the intimate narrator of everyday life: the Sanesi and Pappa’s “boys”, all artificial limbs in an arduous, generational effort, among blooming flowers which were perfect allegories of their lives: Casonato’s empty nights, awaiting the viewer’s gaze in order to feel fulfilled: ending with Stradtmann’s architectural bodies, capable of grasping the historical, anthropological and topological layers of the area. One year later, LO.FT hosts an exhibition of the projects which have been realized during this awesome experience.” (text by Valerio Nicoletti, Bitume Photofest web page)

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