The Stereoscopic Eye

Inessential views of art and photography.

She Who Tells a Story – Contemporary photography from Iran and the Arab World

The exhibition “She Who Tells a Story” features over 80 photographs and video installations by twelve female artists from the Arab World. The focus of the exhibition and the selection of work was highly political. It preceded this time of even more extreme racism, bigotry and  misogyny in the US (and beyond). The currency of the show is undeniable as it is the urgency of revisiting it.

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Talking About Paying For Sex

The spectator is confronted by arguments for and against the sex industry, opposing views coming simultaneously at you from each ear. This clash of audible viewpoints confuses the spectator, reflecting the complexity of the sex industry debate, while at the same time contrasting with the sharper, 3D visual account presented through the stereoscope. The sum of this effect is powerful and a bit disorientating, and through it McElveen remains neutral on the subject, allowing the spectator to make their own decisions on the subject.

December 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

#whereisanamendieta – Fragments from an exhibition catalogue

From 1996 to 1997, a retrospective of Mendieta’s work framed within the discourse of cultural fusion was organized by Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea and after its inaugural stop in Santiago de Compostela, it travelled to Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Miami and Los Angeles. Although I was too young at the time to even have begun to pay attention to contemporary art, let alone feminist one, a few months ago I found a copy of the exhibition catalogue.

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photography, an intimate affair –

In “Photography is Magic”, Cotton approaches photography as close-up magic and close-up magic as a medium. Thereby, the magician’s skills becomes comparable to hability visual makers have to produce mesmerizing, enchanting lens-based images.

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Playful and #magic #photography in New York City – Aperture Foundation Summer Open 2016

Today is the last day to visit Photography is Magic at Aperture Foundation, NYC. The exhibition has been curated by Charlotte Cotton. It features work by almost 50 photographers and is the result of an open call around the idea of photography as a magical form.

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is a feminist space? Visual responses.

What is a feminist space for you?

Research and activism are coming close again, during the II Feminist Graphic Arts eventat The Feminist Library, London.

December 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Architecture and photography. Of time and space.

Reconstructions @ Belfast Exposed OK, let’s be clear from the start that I really don’t know anything about architecture or architectural photography. I’m no Aaron Betsky. But the more I’m … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

Right now. Fascinating photography from Argentina and Spain.

“9.980km, the horizon that separates us” at Domus Artium Although I visit Salamanca a couple of times a year, since part of my family lives there, I had not heard of the … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

We love Catalyst Arts! – Experimentation and change in Belfast.

We are both fairly new members to Catalyst and during the anniversary celebrations we learned from long-standing members how the dynamic space that is Catalyst today was first set up 20 years ago.

All-in-all, we love Catalyst Arts! Do you too? Share your love by sharing this post 🙂

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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