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CA Positions: Iris Sikking: A New Display: Visual Storytelling at a Crossroads

Lecture 25.09

25 September 2018
16:30 – 18.00

CA / Media Lab
1.OG Building 745
Lucerne School of Art and Design
Nylsuisseplatz 1, 6020 Emmenbrücke

Roberth Knoth and Antoinette de Jong spent two decades documenting the historic Silk Road that once linked East Asia and the West, covering the rise of the Taliban, the American intervention after September 11, 2001, and the recent surge in opium production. Beginning in Afghanistan and ending in London, the photographs reveal yet another dark side of globalization.

A New Display:
Visual Storytelling at a Crossroads

Based on research in slow journalism, web based interactive projects and the exhibition, which she has curated for the Krakow Photomonth 2016 under the same title, Iris Sikking will share her thoughts on how to position engaged visual storytelling projects after the digital turn, while referring to the notion of aesthetic journalism.

Iris Sikking

Iris Sikking (1968) is an independent curator, and positions herself in the overlapping fields of photography and video art. She has been responsible for several exhibitions initiated with collaborative teams or on assignment for organisations in the Netherlands and abroad. Her research and curation focus on new strategies for storytelling, utilising digital media and multiplatform practices. She has a particular interest in cinematic approaches, and has an eye for narrative structures. She served as producer and curator for Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin (2012), a four-channel audiovisual installation by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong, which travelled worldwide and published as a photo book. The Fotomuseum in Antwerp also chose her for the curation of Yann Mingard’s Deposit (2015). In 2016, she curated a group show for Kraków Photomonth. A New Display: Visual Storytelling at a Crossroads focused on new forms of creating a visual narrative and opening up the practice of documentary photography.

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