alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Blowup: Every Artist, A Journalist

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on July 29, 2011

Blowup, 25 August 2011

Institute for the Unstable MediaV2_

Rotterdam, NL

This edition of Blowup will examine the tension between documentary methods and artistic expression, and address where notions of truth and beauty fit in this mix.

Lino Hellings (NL), Alfredo Cramerotti (UK), Gair Dunlop (UK)

Documentary images are a common method to measure and reflect on the monumental scale of change occurring in contemporary society. These images are also highly aestheticised, making beauty even of images of the most desolate slum or industrialised landscape. As a crossover point between art and journalism, the documentary image also allows us to question the veracity of world events from multiple viewpoints, often offering multiple uncomfortable realities instead of a single, easily-digestible worldview. In an era of a massive data onslaught that individuals struggle to cope with, the documentary image continues to offer us a human face on information, sometimes elegantly summarising a complex situation. But what balance needs to be struck between honest portrayals of reality and artistic license?

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Institute for the Unstable Media V2_ is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_’s activities include organizing presentationsexhibitions and workshopsresearch and development of artworks in its own media lab, distributing artworks through its Agency, publishing in the field of art and media technology, and developing an online archive.

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