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Lewis Bush (photographe et écrivain), le 15 mai 2020
Lewis Bush works across media and to visualise the workings and interactions of powerful agents, organisations, and practices. Born in London, he studied history, worked as a researcher for the United Nations, and then studied documentary photography before starting to develop his own projects from 2012.
His works explore different forms of contemporary power and in particular is concerned with the ways that they interact. These have included projects on the destructive impact of property speculation and redevelopment on his home city of London, to the systemic inequalities of the art world. Recent projects include Shadows of the State. He is currently working on two projects; WvB which examines erased histories of space exploration, and Ways of Seeing Algorithmically, which uses augmented reality to reveal the politics of computer vision systems. Bush’s books and prints are held in private and institutional collections including The Tate Library (UK), The Museum of London (UK), The Victoria & Albert Museum Library (UK), and Wende Museum (USA).
Bush has written extensively on photography for a range of print and web titles. Since 2011 he has run Disphotic, a blog on photography and visual culture. Bush is lecturer on the MA and BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography courses at London College of Communication, and a visiting tutor at other institutions.
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Metropole book - Investigating aggressive property development in London.
Shadows of the State book - Mapping the landscape of spy radio broadcasts.
The Studio Workshops - Low cost, intensive workshops for photographers.
Nick Roth (musicien et compositeur), le 29 mai 2020
This talk proposes a 'coming to know' via the art of music. Discussing works developed as artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency (ESA), California Academy of Sciences (CalAcademy) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), in collaboration with scientists from such diverse fields as forest canopy ecology, quantum physics, evolutionary genetics and mathematical biology, Roth explores the idea that music has demonstrable potential to operate as an interrogative medium analogous to words, data or visual media.
Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator.
He was artist-in-residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2019.
Paul Davies (son à l'image), le 5 juin 2020
With a background in electronic music recording and composition, Paul Davies graduated from the sound department of the U.K.s leading film school the National Film and Television School in 1993. After graduation Paul worked as a freelance sound recordist, sound editor and re-recording mixer on a variety of feature, broadcast and corporate projects. In 1995 Paul joined the sound post production company Videosonics as a sound editor rising to become head of the sound editorial department. Whilst with Videosonics Paul continued to hone his craft on a large range of feature film and television dramas. In 2000 Paul left Videosonics to become a freelance Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer and continues to work in these roles to this day. Notable directors Paul has worked with include Stephen Frears, John Hillcoat, Lynne Ramsay, Steve McQueen, Hideo Nakata, Bart Layton, Anton Corbijn, Saul Dibb, Julian Jarrold, Nick Broomfield and Julien Temple amongst many others on films such as ‘The Queen’, ‘Kinky Boots’, ‘You Were Never Really Here’, ‘American Animals’, ‘Hunger’, ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’, ‘The American’, ‘The Proposition’ and ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’.
In addition to his work in sound post production Paul is a regular visiting tutor at the National Film and Television School in the U.K. and The Baltic Film School in Estonia. Paul has also held sound design workshops at The School of Sound, BAFTA, CPH Dox Festival-Denmark and The Sound of Story in Brighton U.K. Paul is a film voting member of BAFTA and current council member and past chair of AMPS the U.K.’s film and television sound craft guild. Paul has received nominations from Bafta and The Royal Television society for his sound design work and in 2018 won a British Independent Film Award for his sound design on ‘You Were Never Really Here’.
Mitra Tabrizian (photographe et cinéaste), le 12 juin 2020
Mitra Tabrizian is an Iranian-British award winning artist and filmmaker. Her photographic work has been
exhibited and published widely and is represented in major international museums and public collections.
Solo shows include Tate Britain (2008). She has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Iranian pavilion (2015)-
and is recipient of the Royal Academy ‘Rose Award for Photography’ (2013).
Her critically acclaimed debut feature, Gholam was released in Uk cinemas in 2018, and currently
available on Vod worldwide. Her most recent short film The Insider, with text by Booker Prize Winner, Ben
Okri was commissioned to accompany Albert Camus’ The Outsider, adapted for the stage by Ben Okri -
screenings include the British Museum, London & Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
Her latest book, off screen was published by Kerber Verlag ( 2019).