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Conversations on Photography
Mar 22, 2015
7000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sunday, March 8th and Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
on both dates
Please RSVP for this free event at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remembering Forward presents a series of conversations on photography and temporality. Photography, particularly as a digitized medium, embodies repetition. It also continues to be positioned as a useful means of recollection, an aide de memoir. For the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, repetition is enacted and accumulates forward in time, the opposite of recollection, a method of recovering that which exists back in time. Kierkegaard’s dialectic offers a framework for examining how photography may reconfigure the temporal dimension. In what ways do artists working with photography contribute to the temporal conditions that define repetition and recollection? How do these artists engage temporality, through the production, reception, and circulation of their works? What axis of time does photography propose when production today continues to accelerate the proliferation, duplication, and disposal of images? A selection of different practitioners will engage these questions at LA><ART, advancing discussions surrounding photographic practices today, as well as issues of image production more broadly.
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This program at LA><ART is organized in conjunction with the symposium,
Photography and Philosophy, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and co-organized with nonsite.org.
Image by John Stezaker, Crowd, 2013