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7 DAYS LATER: UAL Photography Research Exhibition

Corinne Silva & Martina Caruso, ‘Rocks & Fortresses’ 2016, mixed media, jars of earth, drawing, vinyl texts
Corinne Silva & Martina Caruso, ‘Rocks & Fortresses’ 2016, mixed media, jars of earth, drawing, vinyl texts
Corinne Silva & Martina Caruso, ‘Rocks & Fortresses’ 2016, mixed media, jars of earth, drawing, vinyl texts
Written by
Jane Cuppage
Published date
14 December 2016

This week saw the launch of the inaugural exhibition of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Photography Research Forum which brings together for the first time practice and research in photography from across the University. A Private View event opened the exhibition, followed by a symposium which explored the changing definitions of photography addressed by the work in the exhibition.  The work on show exemplifies the experimental, critical and interdisciplinary thinking that questions the boundaries of the medium, and the cultural and critical context of the image.

Photography, possibly more than any other medium, is characterised by a longstanding cross-fertilisation of fine art and applied practices. The most exciting practice in all sectors is heavily influenced by the critical, conceptual and aesthetic thinking that underpins fine art, and leading photographers as well as artists see the exhibition space as a natural home for their work.

Camberwell’s BA Photography course leader Duncan Wooldridge has a piece in the show, as well as BA Photography lecturers Mervyn Arthur and Bernd Behr. Other UAL contributors included: Jananne Al-Ani, Paul Bevan, Lewis Bush, Beverley Carruthers + Jane Woollatt, Sarah Dobai, Itai Doron, Neil Drabble, Jennifer Good + Harry Hardie, Max Houghton, Tom Hunter, Wiebke Leister, Martin Newth, Sophy Rickett, Daniel Rubinstein, Corinne Silva + Martina Caruso, Paul Tebbs, and Esther Teichmann.

Here are photos of the exhibition:

UAL Photography Research Exhibition, Camberwell Space Projects

UAL Photography Research Exhibition, Camberwell Space Projects

Jananne Al-Ani, 'Searching for locations for the film Black Powder Peninsular' 2016, paper and C-type photographs

Jananne Al-Ani, ‘Searching for locations for the film Black Powder Peninsular’ 2016, paper and C-type photographs

Bernd Behr, 'Solar Regime' (Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, Tropical Archictecture, 1964) 2016, single channel video

Bernd Behr, ‘Solar Regime (Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, Tropical Archictecture, 1964)’ 2016, single channel video

Selection of publications by or featuring UAL Photography Researchers

Selection of publications by or featuring UAL Photography Researchers

Lewis Bush, 'Borderlands' 2016, inkjet prints

Lewis Bush, ‘Borderlands’ 2016, inkjet prints

Corinne Silva & Martina Caruso, 'Rocks & Fortresses' 2016, mixed media, jars of earth, drawing, vinyl texts

Corinne Silva & Martina Caruso, ‘Rocks & Fortresses’ 2016, mixed media, jars of earth, drawing, vinyl texts

Duncan Wooldridge, 'On Paper (freedesignfile.com; Shashin Kosha, Tokyo; Janpanese size 6)' 2016, inkjet and digital C-type prints on 13 different papers

Duncan Wooldridge, ‘On Paper (freedesignfile.com; Shashin Kosha, Tokyo; Janpanese size 6)’ 2016, inkjet and digital C-type prints on 13 different papers

Wiebke Leister, 'Echoes and Afterlives' 2016, collages, five pieces, installed in constellation

Wiebke Leister, ‘Echoes and Afterlives’ 2016, collages, five pieces, installed in constellation

Neil Drabble, 'Untitled' 2016, inkjet prints

Neil Drabble, ‘Untitled’ 2016, inkjet prints

Martin Newth, 'Emerge (detail)' 2016, two colour C-type photographs, emergency blanket

Martin Newth, ‘Emerge (detail)’ 2016, two colour C-type photographs, emergency blanket

Mervyn Arthur, 'Colour Sampler SZ06_20B8697 2016, emulsion paint & 'Colour Sampler (no. indiscernible)' 2016, emulsion paint

Mervyn Arthur, ‘Colour Sampler SZ06_20B8697 2016, emulsion paint & ‘Colour Sampler (no. indiscernible)’ 2016, emulsion paint

Tom Hunter, 'Lines in the Sand, Jordan (After Lawrence)' 2016, inkjet print

Tom Hunter, ‘Lines in the Sand, Jordan (After Lawrence)’ 2016, inkjet print

Sophy Rickett, 'The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows' 2016, black and white bromide prints, C-type prints, vinyl wall-mounted text

Sophy Rickett, ‘The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows’ 2016, black and white bromide prints, C-type prints, vinyl wall-mounted text

Ester Teichmann, 'Heavy the Sea' 2016, framed fibre print

Ester Teichmann, ‘Heavy the Sea’ 2016, framed fibre print

Esther Teichmann, 'Heavy the Sea' 2016, cyanotype collage 

Esther Teichmann, ‘Heavy the Sea’ 2016, cyanotype collage

 

Related links:

BA Photography

UAL Photography Research Exhibition

Anne Williams, UAL Photography Research Forum Exhibition interview