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DFB'07 SEMINAR PROGRAM

Sunday June 24th, 1pm - 4pm at the Jubilee Hall, Clunes

Diverse Journeys

with Holger Mohaupt, Viv Mehes & Murray McKeich

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HOLGER MOHAUPT

In this seminar Scotland based Holger Mohaupt takes us on a journey. He engages us in his two year research project which comprised a non-linear diary of digital photographs and short movies created as he travelled through Ausrtalia, Europe and the United States. Exploring the cross cultural links between rural and urban life, his unique photographic compositions are informed by the work of Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander, and just as those two photographers presented quite different visual interpretations of their subject matter, so does Mohaupt His work uses an open source software developed by the University of the Årts, Berlin [www.korsakow.org] to create an interactive and extraordinary journey that truly expands the possibilities of digital photography.

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VIV MEHES

Viv Mehes has worked as a documentary photographer since the late 70's. Originally trained as a filmmaker, she uses the camera as a traveller, to learn about people and the forces that shape their lives.
Viv works collaboratively with communities and writers on long-term projects to produce exhibitions and publications, creating cultural narratives to understand place and belonging, the themes of migration, displacement, dignity and resilience.
Advocacy through storytelling remains at the heart of her practice, producing work that contributes to Australian peoples' collective history.
Presenting her strong, thought provoking and emotionally moving imagery from the current touring show Shadowland, and latest project Just Imagine, in this Seminar Viv traces how, while maintaining faith in the tradition of documentary, her work has conceptually evolved, particularly over the last 12 years.

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MURRAY MCKEICH

Generative Imaging

Murray Mckeich has used digital software such as Adobe Photoshop to codify his visual style and hence automate the production of his surreal photo-media based imagery. His role as an artist is limited to defining a broad range of conceptual parameters at the beginning of the process and selecting finished artworks from the range of options produced. In this way he has used software as virtual studio assistants that negate his need to consciously construct imagery. As an artist he sees this form of practice as beneficial to avoiding the traps of formula and taste that often define the personal limits of creativity and imagination. As an academic researcher he anticipates Generative Art Practices as an ever more inevitable in the future of cultural production. His seminar presentation will explore his work, the basic principles that underpin his form of generative practice and its art aesthetic/historical/critical contexts.

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ickets for all seminars $25 [dfb members, subscribers and concession $20] Or purchase a silver seminar pass for $120 [$100] admits holder to all DFB seminars.

No reserved seating.

Pre purchase tickets at the DFB'07 info centre at the Daylesford Town Hall from June 2nd

Or on the door at seminars.


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