Imaging Without Boundaries
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Imaging Without Boundaries is an exclusive event for Photokina 2012 taking place in Hall 6.1, Stand C009 – A009. Organised by Ilford and Imago 1:1, the event gives seven cutting-edge artists and organisations from around Europe the opportunity to demonstrate techniques that challenge the boundaries of photography and image making. Each participant has been allocated their own stand, where they will showcase image results produced by their creative approach to photography technique, image capture and image output. Visitors to Photokina are invited to learn more about the techniques featured in Imaging Without Boundaries in a daily programme of seminars hosted by each of the event participants. The seminar timetable can be downloaded from the website below.
Ilford Press Release
ILFORD PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY DURING PHOTOKINA 2012
· Imaging Without Boundariesevent is exclusive for photokina 2012
· Seven European artists and organisations exhibit work that pushes the boundaries of photography
· Featuring camera obscura, everyday objects transformed into pin-hole cameras, urban guerilla photography and 3D imaging technology
· Co-organised by IMAGO1:1, the largest walk-in camera in the world
· Featuring prints made with direct exposure onto ILFORD media
Marly, Thursday 6 September 2012 – ILFORD (http://www.ilford.com), a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for both inkjet printing and colour photographic processes, demonstrates a continued commitment to photography as an art form with Imaging Without Boundaries, an exclusive event for photokina 2012 taking place in Hall 6.1, Stand C009 – A009.
A must-see for anyone seeking creativity at photokina, Imaging Without Boundaries gives seven cutting-edge artists and organisations from around Europe the opportunity to demonstrate techniques that challenge the boundaries of photography and image making. Each participant has been allocated their own stand, where they will showcase image results produced by their creative approach to photography technique, image capture and image output.
Imaging Without Boundaries is a collaboration between ILFORD and IMAGO 1:1, the largest walk-in camera in the world. IMAGO 1:1 works as a giant photo booth, creating life-size portraits of models who enter inside. Prints from the camera are made with direct exposure onto ILFORD media, coated especially for IMAGO 1:1 at the company’s site in Switzerland. During Imaging Without Boundaries, the IMAGO 1:1 stand showcases work by IMAGO 1:1 Owner and Art Director Susanna Kraus from Germany and Austrian photo artist Annegret Kohlmayer.
German photography artist Heino Heimann takes the opportunity to exhibit large format images made with his Chrome-Camera and directly exposed onto ILFOCHROME, the world’s only direct positive colour material. In a unique photography project, Heimann has built the room-sized Chrome-Camera at the ILFORD site in Marly, Switzerland, where it has been permanently installed to offer international artists and students the opportunity to experience working with direct positive exposure. Visitors to Imaging Without Boundaries will be able to sample some of Heimann’s most striking work created with the Chrome-Camera.
Also working with ILFOCHROME is German visual artist Roland Wirtz, who uses a self-designed camera. Roland Wirtz has exhibited work all over the world and for Imaging Without Boundaries he exhibits one of his masterpieces, Berlin, Schlossplatz – 22.11.2008 demolition Palast der Republik I.
Magdeburg-born photography artist miR Grabe makes use of direct exposure with his unique photography road trip that will lead him to photokina. Currently a resident of Marseille, in July 2012 Grabe embarked on a special photographic road trip, which is taking him from his home all the way to Cologne especially for photokina. Along the way, Grabe is transforming openly accessible spaces of all kinds to become his very own pinhole cameras. If the exposure time requires, he will remain inside the camera, eating and sleeping inside for hours or days.
Innovative use of pin-hole photography is further demonstrated by design academy berlin, who promise to surprise visitors with their creative camera concepts. They will show how a range of unusual objects can be used as pinhole cameras, with images captured using a coffee cup and a cupboard. Using these extraordinary objects, a guerilla group of photographers and students from the design academy berlin will be formed, who will cross the city taking pictures and generating new images. After the pictures are exposed onto ILFORD direct positive black and white media, they will be developed in a darkroom installed at their stand. The pictures will show visitors how working with direct exposure in an innovative and playful way can dramatically change their perception of photography.
Using cutting-edge technology, German-based company REALEYES exhibits extraordinarily realistic three-dimensional images, with no glasses needed. The innovative REALEYES technology starts by creating 3D content, that is then rendered from 30,000 different viewing angles using a complex image grid made from ILFORD photographic film. When transmitted from a screen, the resulting object seems to float up to one metre in front of the screen, giving the viewer the perception that the object can actually be touched.
Completing the event line-up is Cypriot artist Michalis Papamichael, who presents a selection of work reflecting on human existence and social and environmental issues. Papamichael uses the negative for projection on very thick self-made paper, so that the bright becomes dark and vice versa. By exposing the picture in reverse the image becomes something entirely new, and as duplication of the photo is no longer possible, the normal photographic picture becomes a unique object.
Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing at ILFORD says “For over 130 years, ILFORD has strived to provide photographers with the tools they need to achieve their creative vision. With the Imaging Without Boundaries event at photokina, we hope to show visitors that these tools continue to develop and that photography today is thriving as an art form. We are particularly proud that ILFORD media has been chosen for the event by some of these dedicated and passionate artists.”
Visitors to photokina are invited to learn more about the techniques featured in Imaging Without Boundaries in a daily programme of seminars hosted by each of the event participants. The seminar timetable is published at http://www.ilford.com/media/235137/en_ilford_imaging_without_boundariesseminars.pdf.