Floating Point

Floating Point

Opening: November 12th, at 14-17
At 15, Niclas Östlind will open the exhibition with a presentation
Jere Aalto, Anne Broe Kristensen, Cian Burke, Kerstin Hamilton, Stefan Jensen & Hannah MacFarlane, David Magnusson, Kalle Sanner
The exhibition is open: November 12 – December 18, 2016

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With the exhibition Floating Point we are very pleased to continue our collaboration with the students from Valand Academy’s MA programme in photography. For the second year in a row we will show the work of photographers who will soon be emerging into the wider art world. This year we have also included three members of the school’s photography faculty as a way to provide a more comprehensive picture of where Valand Academy’s MA programme is positioned right now.

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“The different pieces in the exhibition Floating Point share a common trait in that they are all in the state of flux that characterises a work in progress. It is rarely a straight journey from point A to point B, but instead a process that takes unexpected detours, encounters obstacles, and often ends up in blind alleys. But there are also sudden breakthroughs and rapid shifts – interestingly enough, often when least expected. Within artistic processes the notion of recurrence plays a central role and it is not rare to find oneself back at the starting point, only to realise that many things have happened along the way.

Four of the participants in Floating Point are final year students from the MA programme in photography at Valand Academy: Jere Aalto, Cian Burke, Anne Broe Kristensen, and David Magnusson. What we see in their case is the result of work that either began before their current studies, or has been initiated during the last three semesters. Regardless of when the process began, their works have been shaped through a combination of their own individual methods and critique classes within the group, as well as in conversation with their tutors and through meeting with visiting artists. The presentation at [format] is an exhibition in its own right, but also an important step on the path to a particular destination: their individual graduation exhibitions. These will take place at Valand Academy in March and April 2017, and for those interested the possibility exists – on-site or on-line – to take note of how the work has developed.

In Floating Point some of the faculty from the photography department will also show work in progress: Kerstin Hamilton, Kalle Sanner, and Stefan Jensen (who in his project collaborates with artist Hannah MacFarlane). Their contributions are part of on-going research and PhD projects that in some cases will take the form of books.

To emphasise the importance and character of the work process, all the participants were interviewed in regards to what they are exhibiting and how they view their work. The films are displayed in the exhibition and online. I conducted the interviews and the camera and editing work was done by film-maker Camilla Topuntoli.”

– Niclas Östlind
PhD in photography and head of the MA Programme in Photography at Valand Academy

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In collaboration with the Valand Academy

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