Inessential views of art and photography.
Who we are:
Jake Lange is an American art photographer who has lived in Northern Ireland for 14 years. He has his BA from the University of Ulster’s School of Media, Film and Journalism, where he is now completing a painfully slow PhD (some weird concoction about the art, death and the Lacanian Real.) He favors abstraction, seriality and pure form in his photographic work. Otherwise he is employed as a trade union hell-raiser, because it pays the bills.
Patri Prieto-Blanco is a Spanish media-sociology researcher (NUI Galway) who has lived in Germany, the UK and the green island, where she is still trying to find her feet. She misses the German bread (liquid and solid!) and the Spanish veggies but she could no longer live without Irish cheddar. She is very interested in contemporary image use, materiality of media and how we use them today to communicate affection over space, rather than over time. These themes are at the core of her PhD project, where she also employs photography and video-art as research methods.
Our mission statement:
Writing about photography and art is a passion for us and also a way to encourage visual lovers to look critically at the world around you. We set up thestereoscopiceye with the aim of building a collection of works that foster reflection on contemporary issues of gender, interpersonal relationships and social struggle through visual means. We welcome constructive feedback, suggestions and impressions about the blog.