Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea.

Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012
Gangwon-do Province
South Korea
20-27th May 2012
The Chuncheon International Mime festival featured exciting innovative mime and street performances that showcased the talents of many master performers. The festival offered at least 80 performances from mime troupes from Korea as well as famous international troupes from Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, and other countries.

Title: Project Tank

Name of artists: Michael Croft & Simon Larbalestier

Participants: Konkuk University GLOCAL Campus (Korea) & University of Bridgeport (USA) 2 + 2 Design programs in Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design

“Images from the Chuncheon Battlefield Memorial represent stages in ongoing educational projects by first year design students generated by the motif of the memorial’s tank. Students are exploring image associations around a set of pre-determined photographic images using digital media. Suggestions of movement are also being explored formally, symbolically and conceptually, through the medium of still-image representation. The project images of the students’ work directed by Simon Larbalestier are static and emblematic, while those directed by Michael Croft imply movement. In the sense that the tank is a motif that viewers walk around, of which students explore and extend the idea of association, viewers are likely to be encouraged to find in the vicinity of the motif, their own associations. In another sense, the tank is a motif that viewers understand through relationship to it of both body and mind. Insofar as mime is a medium that concerns the fundamental connection of mind and body to perception and space, the festival, as an interlude in their project, helps extend these students’ considerations of a motif that has become of visual/material educational interest.”

 

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea.

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

 

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Cyphers Blog is now launched.

I have finally found a bit of time to launch the Cyphers Blog – this is a huge project which will become the visual archive to my working methodologies. Images will become linked in various ways; tags, visual associations and other forms of contextual referencing. Hopefully over a period of time the sheer volume of the posts will help visitors to my website and blogs to understand more about why I photograph the way I do and how my own working methodology has evolved over the years. It is designed NOT to be chronological. And the blog itself represents a continuous “works in progress” – some of it will be documenting old projects and some, the preparatory research, for new ones.

Polaroid Pyramid

Ajami Script, Marrakech, Morocco, 2010.

 

 

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Fibre Print Sale Clearance Sale (updated 06.05.11)

This post has now been moved to my new dedicated print sales blog. Each post will offer different bodies of work for sale under a themed title. A full print description (for example “fibre silver gelatin” or “archivel lightjet” is given under each image including the price which varies depending on rarity, print type and size. Shipping is extra and is priced according to country of destination. Payment can be via paypal or a personal cheque if based in the United Kingdom.

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The Mercy Project INOCHI

Although this book has been out a few weeks I only saw my complimentary copy the other day when arriving back in the UK. I thought I’d scan my page and share the relevant project info on my blog. James is a good friend of mine and the book supports a very worthy cause.

James Whitlow Delano posed one question to photographers he’d met all over the world, after the untimely passing of his sister, Jeanne, and last member of his nuclear family: “share with me one photograph that says to you, `MERCY'”. Such a body of work, he hoped, could contribute in a meaningful, concrete way in the effort to expand awareness about the critical role that enlightened hospice care can play, as it is likely to touch the lives of most families worldwide some time in the course of their lives.

The Mercy Project is a charity photo book project featuring the work of 118 photographers from 28 photographers from Magnum, VII Photo, Noor, National Geographic to emerging talent coming together to create awareness and raise funds for hospice and palliative care.

About my image: Chea Nica (7) right, suffers from severe cerebral palsy, attended to by her older sister Chea Sreynan (9), The Cambodia Trust, Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia, 2005. You can see more of this work “Disability in Cambodia: Documenting the work of Cambodia Trust (2005-2007)here.

You can buy the book from here.

The Mercy Project INOCHI (front cover)

The Mercy Project INOCHI (pp 084 Simon Larbalestier) Chea Nica (7) right, suffers from severe cerebral palsy, attended to by her older sister Chea Sreynan (9), The Cambodia Trust, Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia, 2005.

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Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | Brian Curtin in conversation with photographer Simon Larbalestier.

In the November issue (no 176) of Thailand’s art magazine art4d, I share some of the latest project ideas with Brian Curtin, curator of the recent “Surface Depth” exhibition at the H Gallery in Bangkok.

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay pages 66-67

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | pages 66-67

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | pages 68-69

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 66 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 67 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 68 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 69 (detail)

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Pixies’ ‘Minotaur’ box set earns Grammy nomination for best packaging design.

Pixies’s Minotaur box set earns Grammy nomination for best packaging design. The Grammys will be awarded on February 13th.

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Pixies' Minotaur Limited Edition Box Set

Pixies' Minotaur Limited Edition Box Set

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The Temple of Wax @ Snap Galleries, London | 19th November to 15th January 2011.

A celebration of classic album sleeve art @Snap Galleries, London 19th November to 15th January 2011 – this show includes two large Pixies images: Surfer Rosa and Monkey Gone to Heaven. Go here for the direct link.

Surfer Rosa #1 © Simon Larbalestier

Monkey Gone To Heaven © Simon Larbalestier

The Temple of Wax © Snap Galleries

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“RodeoGirls” makes The Drawbridge No17/Summer 2010

“RodeoGirls, 2008” was published in the summer issue (no 17) of The Drawbridge. See the online version here. To see further examples of my published work visit the press section of my website or the new Archives Blog.

RodeoGirls, 2008 published in The Drawbridge (pages 17-18).

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A R C H I V E S | new dedicated blog.

A brand new online archives of my photographs dating from 1986 – the present day is now set up on its own dedicated blog with 20 new gallery pages: A R C H I V E S

"About" page from the Archives Blog

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