Anarchitectures, Oliver Ratsi
In portrait photography, we are familiar to the situation which subject person is photographed in his own living space. In this context; Senior Dogs, as a project, differs from others since the subject is a “dog”. He had taken the picture of the dogs living there for years. Photographs had been exhibited with the names, ages and cities of the dogs. By this means, it is possible to have knowledge about their lives and living spaces.
Photographer Noah Kalina has shared his taken photos on his blog every day since he bought his digital photo machine in 2000. In the sixth year of his project named ’Everyday’, a video composed of photos had been produced. The video published on YouTube had been reputed and similar samples had been practiced. It was rather successful work in terms of photographing everyday steadily and regarding physical change of Kalina.
Susiraja’s Finnish and English translate text for Orta Format:
Susiraja: Kuvaan itseäni, koska se on aihe jonka varmasti tunnen. Muu on vierasta. Siihen että kuvaan itseäni liittyy myös halu pistää katsojat tuntemaan samoja tunteita mitä itse olen kokenut. Olen asioideni paras kokija ja todistaja, mutta nyt siihen rooliin pääsee myös katsoja. Kyse on siis asioiden toistosta. Otan taiteen avulla vallan takaisin itselleni. Haistatan kaikille pitkät kuvillani.
In her work of “6426 per km2”, American photographer Greer Muldowney constitutes the photos of Hong Kong which is one of the most populated city of the world.
6426 people live in per km2. (To compare, In Istanbul this is 2612 – according to 2011 datas) Muldowney is presenting this intense city with her calm style. The reason how Muldowney differs from her stimulants is that she wants to tell why she is presenting, besides snapshoting these photos.
Dream City, which takes its name from an amusement park in Iraq, is a book project formed by photographer Anoek Steketee and writer Eefje Blankevoort.
This project points out amusement parks, the places people go away from their social lives. The photographs of ordinary places to escape, instead of sections from daily life, routine life order…
Why criticism is not being made? On which ground the concept of the artist is being created? Do the arts schools convey the necessary information and the theory of criticism relevantly?
In issue #04, our conversations on “criticism” which has started with Murat Germen about our positive prejudgments and the way we make criticisms are continuing with an interview with Nazif Topçuoğlu.