The LUCY ART RESIDENCY WORKSHOP
THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP ARE NOW CLOSED. THE SELECTED ARTISTS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.
As part of the expanded Lucy Art Residency events program, artists Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt will join with Void on a 5-day workshop in the Greek city of Kavala.
Photographers and lens-based artists are invited to take part in this workshop, that will be divided in 2 complimentary phases:
Phase 1 - Tutored by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, the participants will work on researching and producing a photographic project in Kavala. Klara & Thobias will work with the selected photographers on how to approach and deal with the discrepancy of the “Visible and the Spoken”, introducing them into how to approach this concept and how to use it as a primordial soup and help new forms emerge in photographs, narratives and ideas.
Phase 2 - Tutored by the Void team, the participants will produce a book dummy from the imagery produced on the first days. The idea is to take the narratives and concepts explored with Klara & Thobias into the concrete object realm: the book. Edited, designed and bound from scratch, a dummy will be produced and presented to the public during the Lucy Art Residency Talks on the last day of the workshop.
The ultimate aim of the 5-day workshop is to span the execution of a photographic process from its seed theoretical perspective, to the concrete workmanship final form of a book making. Working on all façades of the photographic narrative: from the concepts and questions raised before the shutter is even pressed, to the sequencing and design of a publication.
Our goal is to have a group of both locals and visitors to the city, as one of the purposes of the workshop is to pair and confront distinctive views about the same subject: the attached and knowledgeable view of those who are familiar with Kavala and its stories vs. the visitors’ gaze and their new perceptions and paradigms.
Neither are true or false, right or wrong. And we believe this workshop will help to build, in a proportion of 1 + 1 = 3, the best result out of it.
Klara Källström (1984) and Thobias Fäldt (1978) have been working together since 2005 and are based in Sweden. Since 2011, they are the founders of the publishing platform B-B-B-Books. Their works have been exhibited internationally including Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow during Krakow Photomonth Festival, Le Bal (Paris), Photo Saint Germain (Paris), LACMA (Los Angeles), Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest), Aperture Foundation (New York), Kunstal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), Hasselblad Centre (Gothenburg) CFF/Center for Photography and Fotografiska (Stockholm). Källström and Fäldt have received the Documentary Award from the Museum of Work in Sweden (2015), Sundsvall Museum’s Art Award (2016), Greenhill Art Award (2014) and Scanpix Photo Prize (2012 and 2006). They have received scholarships from Iaspis: the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists for the Artist-in-Residence at Nova Iskra in Belgrade (2016) and from CALQ in Quebec, Canada (2013) and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm for the Artist-in-Residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2017). Källström and Fäldt hold working grants from the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee and The Writers Committee in Sweden. (http://kk-tf.com)
Void is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece. ( https://void.photo/ )