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Really exiting exhibition I went to last Friday. The most interesting thing is behind the scenes.

Emerging from curator-artist dialogues and the contributions of a group of selected events curators and guest writers, a series of related events and texts has evolved for both the gallery space and online forums.

The works in the gallery exhibition take inspiration from popular culture, sculpture, archival processes and notions of ritual. Through reflective approaches, references to other cultural disciplines and a sense of humour, the works question the veracity of documentation and transcend assumptions about the medium of photography.

This is an innovative collaborative effort of curators, artists and writers that have worked together for months and on a number of platforms before the show.

More info on the website:

http://www.photofringe.org/

Hello my friends,

tomorrow evening there will be another session of Armchair Critics, this time Matt Adams from Blast Theory will be joining us to talk about how artists have used the Hertzian space in their work and the political aspect of it’s privatization by mobile phone companies amongst others.

If you would like to know more come along, have a chat and a glass of wine with us!

I thought I’d upload some stuff  I have done in the past. This is a show I was part of last year.

It’s called It’s All About Paradise 2. Here is a brief description of my work taken from the website.

Lorenza Ippolito interviews found objects, placing them in their traditional context and questioning their functions. Her interest lies in fetishism, nostalgia and capitalism, exploring the boundaries between found objects and the ‘objective’ subject, subverting their established meaning and detachment. By animating objects that have lost their use or whose design has been replaced by more sophisticated devices, Ippolito questions the human relation with the past as an object, the waste, and the nostalgia that drives capitalism towards fetishism.

If you want to know more, below are the links to the website and the blog.

http://www.itsallaboutparadise2.com/public_html/2%20exhibition.htm

http://resampling.wordpress.com/

It’s All About Paradise 2