Archive for the ‘Multimedia’ Category
The “Welcome to Exilistan” exhibition has reopened, and our studio space includes a sound and video booth collecting oral histories – memories, stories, viewpoints – from the Afghan diaspora in Berlin.
Find out more about this project on our brand new Afghan Memories website, which will eventually feature the videos we are currently collecting. For now, the studio space at Rosa Luxemburg Str. 16 in Berlin Mitte is becoming a home to the expanding Newsgroup Afghanistan team of young people, and a venue for talks and exchanges. Ongoing infos, opening hours and announcements are best followed on our Facebook page.
Meanwhile, some more pics from behind the scenes of our Vernissage and events….
I had the great fortune to connect with a wonderful participatory media project for young Afghans in Berlin when visiting the city briefly in August, and was able to join the team for the opening weekend of workshops. Now I am back in Berlin for the year, just in time to complete the project, which is turning into a beautifully realized exhibition at Box Freiraum in Friedrichshain.
More of the youth reporters’ work will be featured later on, once @EverydayMigration is up and running on Instagram and Medium, but for now, some behind the scenes images of the process and exhibition.
For a feature story on the death of Maria Fernandes, a New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts part time employee whose fatal accident between shifts came to symbolize workers’ vulnerabilities in the new US contract labor economy, I produced the location interview with Armando Gonzales, Maria’s former friend and co-worker, for an accompanying short video:
Here’s the Graying of AIDS team (i.e. Naomi Schegloff and myself) presenting at the Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded Symposium at Parsons The New School for Design.
The symposium capped a year of workshops and presentations that tackled issues of documentary audience engagement in the digital realm. The Graying of AIDS was among four projects that were selected for the pilot of a PhotoEx project development initiative, during which artists were paired with design and communications experts for one-on-one meetings to implement a digital strategy for their work. View the rest of this entry »
New cross-platform work: I created these portraits and a short video of Cindy Gallop – ad agency maven, Ted Talk phenomenon, web entrepreneur and 21st century sexual etiquette revolutionary – for Libertine, a brand new British magazine for women that aims to “celebrate inner life over outer appearance.” I’ll have to take their word for it, since the content is only available in print, but “columns on swearing, also manners, a powerful essay on self respect by the great Joan Didion, some stunning luxury photography, fiction, fountain pens, business, biohacking and 3D printed dolls” sounds potentially promising. View the rest of this entry »
Thinking of the wonderful Bob Franke, who passed away over the holidays at the age of 78. I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to interview this truly memorable and inspiring man about his fight against HIV discrimination in long term care.
The Graying of AIDS on World AIDS Day – new multimedia portraits, Time.com’s LightBox photo blog, and reaching HIV health care providers
For World AIDS Day, on December 1st, there’s lots of new material on the Graying of AIDS website: new video portraits on Bill, Robert and Sue; a new interview with Anna; a brand new blog on Artists Responding to Aging and to HIV/AIDS; and a first of many special “featurettes ” – themed, issue-driven resource guides and learning tools, this one on institutional HIV discrimination.
The Graying of AIDS project was thrilled to present our work as part of this month-long group exhibition, which is curated by 4heads, a New York-based arts group that transforms otherwise unused spaces into unique environments for the exhibition and performance of diverse artistic work. View the rest of this entry »
Women’s Soccer World Cup begins in Germany. Can’t honestly say I am rooting for the home team…