Emerged from the desire to explore new approaches in/to photography (which, oddly enough, attracted forms of expression and technical means from the 19th and 20th centuries), Exposing Movement gathered 4 photographers and 3 choreographers, for a two month artistic lab and research session, on the relationship between the body and the camera, image and technique, emotional body versus photographic body.
The project was completed with a series of exhibitions, public lectures, workshops and a darktent, that was installed within the main exhibition space, to give the public an opportunity to try their hand at analogue printing.
Partners: F64, Grapho_mat, The Institute, National Association for Visual Arts, Tranzit Bucharest, Linotip – Independent Choreographic Center, National Center of Dance Bucharest, Apollo 111, Gallery, Beans and Dots, Mezanin, Librairie Kyralina, Modernism.ro, Radio Seven, Feeder.ro, CESI – Center of Excellence in Image Studies, UNArte – National University of Arts, Allkimik, Ambrotipescu, Fotodex.
Scope is one of the many series developed during the project, using optical mechanics and contraptions as a means to work on the body fragmentation and how it adapts into bidimensionality. This shooting session was held at Linotip – Independent Choreographic Center in Bucharest [RO], with the beautiful involvement of Simona Deaconeascu and Andreea Novac’s choreography.
The book Exposing Movement was the result of all the notes, sketches and texts gathered in the research laboratory, structured by topic and presented in the form of a practice guide for future explorers. It also included testimonials from the photographers & choreographers and an extensive selection of photographs.
The exhibitions were site-specific, with an emphasis on an object-based approach on photography. The workshops (Sharing practices), focused on analog black and white photography and experimenting with different types of exposure (short, long and multiple) in relation to body movement. At the same time, various ways of intervening on photography in the analog printing process were a main interest of exploration. The workshops gathered practitioners from various fields, professionals and amateurs alike.