Workshop 2: Photography and the City Workshop
Tutor: Diego Ferrari
Venue:Richard Wilson studio/sculpture – A Slice of reality / Thames Path, Meridian Gardens / SE10 0PH / London (on the shore right next to the O2 Dome).
Date: Sunday 7 October 2012
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Equipment: bring a digital camera (DSLR or compact and if you can your laptop computer)
Price: £75 / £40 Concessions
This workshop aims to encourage an innovative approach to architectural and urban photography by questioning the way we perceive, relate and respond to the physical realm of architecture urban space and social values.
We will begin with a short talk by critical acclaimed British sculptor Richard Wilson, in which he will introduce ideas evolving from his interventions in architectural space. This will be followed by a practical photographic representation of Wilson’s unique studio space (a sliced ship on the Thames River) and its surrounding urban setting. The seminar will investigate how we can extend Richard’s artistic concepts into a photographic representation of space. To achieve this goal participants will add new objects or materials into the space. The aim is to create an equivalency between our bodies, the object, the space and the values of urban life as interdependent elements. The seminar is followed by a presentation of participants’ contribution during the day, discussion and feedback from the tutor and group.
About the tutor
Diego Ferrari (1965) is an artist and photographer. He studied Fine Art in Barcelona, Goldsmith’s College University of London and was awarded an MA in Art & Architecture at the Kent University. His work explores public space, urbanism and architecture, and individual subjective engagement with these. He has received commissions from RSA Art for Architecture amongst other international artist in residence. At present he teaches in the Metropolis Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture Barcelona, “Photography, Art and Architecture” at Central Saint Martins and is currently a tutor for the BA in photography at Kingston University.
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