Personal selection
book workshop

February 5, 2018 7:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Personal selection
book workshop

“Personal selection”, the book workshop, takes place once again at Galeria Posibilă. We invite you to make your own book, putting at your service:

·       2000 anonymous photographies
·       two photocopiers
·       paper reams

1st step – Take a careful look through the archive
2nd step – Choose photographies for your Personal Selection
3rd step – Arrange a photography on the photocopier
4th step – Push the green button to make a copy
5th step – Wait for the xeropraphic process
6th step – Repeat steps 1-5

With 2000 anonymous photographies, two xerox machines and paper, we invite you become the author of a book – of your own book, with your personal photography selection. The narration is free, guided only by personal engagement and subjectivity regarding the choice of search, match and arrangement of given photographies.

The workshop “Personal selection” seeks to recover an approach towards vernacular anonymous photography and to promote practical work with photographic object, an endeavor less experimented in public sphere. Contemporary artists often use anonymous photography in research, documentation and creation. Taking this practice into account, this workshop brings into focus the idea of making your own object – the book – using the most important method from contemporary photography – the selection. Our invitation enables cultivation of attention and curiosity towards personal archive, but also towards possible discoveries through anonymous photographies. Moreover, this type of photography becomes known for its aesthetic and its rediscovered value given by each author, also generating new creative productions.

In a broader approach, “Personal Selection”, together with “I not only like sea, but also mountain!” (2014) by Nicoleta Moise, comes along the series initiated in 2009 by Galeria Posibilă with “Petite Histoire”.

Workshop period: 20th of April – 3rd of June 2017
Thursday – Saturday, 5pm. – 9pm
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This project is co-financed by the Administration of National Cultural Fund.

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