[NetBehaviour] Blowup: Every Artist, a Journalist

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Tue Aug 23 11:00:26 CEST 2011

V2_ presents:
Blowup: Every Artist, a Journalist

August 25, 2011, 20:00 - 23:00
V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
Admission: 5 EUR, Students: Free

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.

Featuring: 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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