'what do I do' and 'what happens to me'
Date: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Venue: Lecture Hall
Off-site Photographers' Gallery event; to purchase tickets, please go to http://shop.photonet.org.uk/page/3092/Talks++Events
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In this performative lecture artist/ photographer Paula Yacoub will focus on the split, common to architecture and photography, between 'what do I do' and 'what happens to me' and its persistence in current practices despite technicist denials.
Some indications of this split in visual culture will be suggested in particular through the occurrence of skepticism and in relation to the work of Stanley Cavell.
Paula Yacoub studied at the Beirut Academy of Fine Arts, and graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 1993. She has worked at the IFAPO (Institut Français d’Archéologie du Proche-Orient) in charge of the excavation’s drawings in downtown Beirut from 1995 to 1999. She exhibited her project Affects in 1998 at Univerzitav Ljubljana Gallery. From 2000 to 2004, she developed her artistic production in Beirut, and collaborated with the artist Michel Lasserre. In 2001 and 2003 they were invited at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and in 2004/2005, they received the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst), artists' program fellowship. Since this residency, Paula Yacoub has been living and working in Berlin and Beirut and has exhibited widely. She has directed numerous workshops in European and American universities.
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