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 (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.