Constantin Marian Brosteanu, The Nature of Pencil, 2016
Tribute to the exceptional work of photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot revisiting early analogue image making processes he invented, using the early digital camera 1998 Game Boy Camera from Nintendo. The title, a play on words on the original book published in 1844 “The Pencil of Nature” is an invitation to questioning the nature of the photographic medium and the stability of the visual world.
“The Nature of Pencil”, part of Photomediations installation
70 x 80 cm c-type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Edition of 10 prints, signed
The Photomediations exhibition
The exhibition also exemplifies the open and hybrid publishing model established through the Europeana Space Open & Hybrid Publishing pilot. The Photomediations project is simultaneously versioned as an Open Book, which offers an online remediation of the coffee table volume; a Reader, containing texts for intellectual stimulation; an online Educational Space, providing an open and accessible place to learn; a pack of Creative Jam Cards, where play is an instrumental tool to enable the creative production of new works and, finally, as both a online and physical exhibition launched in November 2016 at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
The Photomediations team would like to thank our guest curators: Katrina Sluis, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK Karen Newman, Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham, UK Pippa Milne, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.