“Throughlines”

Brief notes from Richard Misrach and Kate Orff discussing the project Petrochemical America. [1] Kate Orff: The word “throughline” had to do with the idea of tracing the line of a story through many different moments, and moving from almost an intuitive reading through a deep research process based on interviews, newspaper searches, and library … Continue reading “Throughlines”

Samy & Marc

Some of my readers may remember my regret for not approaching someone in the Nomadic Gardens to arrange a shoot. Soon afterwards, I saw that a superb photograph of Samy, by David Cantor, was one of the BJP Portrait of Humanity finalists, and felt resigned to the idea that this was a lost opportunity. (A … Continue reading Samy & Marc

Contemplating video

  Pros It fits with the festival/Gen Z feel of the place Could capture more effectively the unique atmosphere More engaging in this age of attention deficit A multi-media experience would be more interesting for an exhibition Good creative options beyond pure documentary Cons Privacy – getting permissions would be problematic Revealing any illicit behaviour … Continue reading Contemplating video

Unstoppable: Sean Scully

Last night I watched the documentary on Sean Scully that lots of people in my social media feed are talking about. A fascinating biopic about one of the most successful artists in the world, directed by Nick Willing for the BBC. Lots to unpack and consider but some things that struck me on first viewing: His … Continue reading Unstoppable: Sean Scully