Photography for Non-Human Entities, Course with Alan Butler, Dublin

This course considers events relating to the evolution of technology since the advent of photography, in order to provide us with an opportunity to rethink the relationship between humans, photography, and our understanding of Reality. Photography for Non-Human Entities is a four-part conceptual development seminar, which invites participants to respond to changing and emerging conditions of the photographic image in our time. Artist and lecturer, Alan Butler, will provide weekly introductions to emerging lens-based practices and contemporary philosophical texts, which will call on participants to reimagine the way they think about photography, in both its material and conceptual modes. Participants will be required to analyse prescribed material each week, discuss its meaning, and then collectively outline the implication of the relevant material on photographic practice at large.

Who is this for?
This course is aimed at photographers and other visual artists, philosophers, critical theorists, and visual culture critics who are seeking an opportunity to develop their own practice through reading and group engagement. While no prior reading on the subjects is required, participants should be willing to engage, and respond to the prescribed material. The success of seminars will rely on weekly attendance and contributions from participants.

4 May Networked Practices: Non-human components
11 May Algorithmic Activity: Non-human creators and non-human audiences
18 May Getting Weird with Object Oriented Ontology
25 May Photography after the end of the world

€120 for four weeks. Course kindly hosted in Studio 6, by Temple Bar Gallery+Studios.

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