It was pretty much love of first sight. When Tania walked in the lecture hall the first day of uni back in 2008, she walked passed me in oversize leather jacket and messy short hair. It took me a few second to understand that she was a she and was one of the student, not a lost tramp. Her look was beyond edgy; I was stunned. Similarly with her work. I often describe it to my friend that ‘Even with the most mundane subjects she always manages to intrigue with images. It’s like looking through the gap of a door - a door that will take you to somewhere wonderful, but you can’t open it.’ Interestingly, her work for the degree show is a video of peeping through a door. Interview of Tania by Disturber
Tania was part of the artist who took part of my Chelsea Gift Shop 2012 project. Buy a copy of the house warming card HERE. Also available in X Marks the Bökship, half price when purchase with the magazine.
Photography is a form or art. Any art form needs to evolve. Otherwise, there’s stasis, and stasis in art is death (just ask any jazz musician). These kinds of debates are being held in other art forms, too - it’s not just a photography thing.
The one thing that seems unique to photography (maybe this is just me not being familiar enough with other art forms) is that its practitioners for the most part are incredibly conservative as far as the medium is concerned. So I could have also asked whether photography will survive the conservatism the vast majority of its own practitioners have come to embrace. I currently doubt it will. To use jazz again, with its current wave of nostalgia photography is at risk of becoming the Dixieland of the visual arts.” —Joerg Colberg - Photography After Photography? (A Provocation)
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