WORKSHOP

Neighbouring Frontiers

Ana Bloom

Curated by Lina Sunish Vincent

 24th Oct – 7th November ( Batch 1 )

Age Group: Open to All
Max Participants per Workshop: 10

WORKSHOP DETAILS

DatesBatch 1 – 24th Oct – 7th November 6 sessions
Time     15:00- 20:00
Duration3 hours , 6 days
VenuesAlliance Francaise , Altinho
Max no. per batch10
No. of batches1
AgeBatch 1 Open for All
24.10.17 Session 1Introduction : Philosophy of Photography :How does one cross a frontier?
26.10.17 Session 2Proposed project Discussion
03.11.17 Session 3Visual presentation and Evaluation by Ana
06.11.17 Session 4Creating: Individual Project files curated by Ana
07.11.17 Session 5Printing with Ana
09.11.17Session 6Bring your series to be Exhibited @ Story Of Space 2017

Neighboring Frontieres is a very simple and artistic project. Ana Bloom here, is the art director of the workshop which transforms into an collated project to be exhibited.

During the workshop the participants will have to each define and create  personal project by the means of which , empowered by the camera , the participant which experience the process “cross a frontier” from fear near them with a camera and produce a consistent piece of artwork with it.

She believes that once you have faced your fears you have opened a door in your mind. This project aims at the empowering each participant with the camera to document and understand their everyday fears , anxieties, in their neighboring spaces. Thus in the due course the workshop aims to bring a sense of peace and hope to you and the your understanding of surrounding society.

Ana has conducted this workshop in a diverse range of geographical , sociocultural spaces and this will be her first Neighboring Frontiers workshop in India .


To be noted

  • Participants must bring their own camera (of any kind including smartphones)
  • Participants must  attend all five sessions
  • The workshop is free for all to attend
  • Participants will have to self sponsor the printing of the selected photographs at the end of the workshop
  • The final range of photographs created by the participants will be displayed as a site specific exhibit during  the Story of Space festival (10th -19th November, 2017)

 

Artist statement:
This project started in 2013 in Vitry sur Seine, very near Paris where the children are very poor and half of the population lives in housing projects. I was leading art workshops, in collaboration with the city and UNICEF. The idea for this workshop came from reflections about my past and about humans in society.
I believe that as a historian coming from a family who went through two failed revolutions (in Cuba and Russia), that a society that doesn’t raise hope in people’s mind by crossing social, mental,  personal,  familial, or  geographic  frontiers  is  a  society  that  segregates  people  by maintaining an unfair system that does not generate hope and well-being.
I do hope for a better world and my work as an artist is to strive towards what I believe humans should evolve into.

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Ana Bloom

Ana Bloom is a French photographer, art director and visual artist. After completing a BA in History and a Master Pro in Visual Art, she worked as a fashion producer, and as a photo assistant for renowned French portrait and fashion photographers. She launched her personal career in 1998, collaborating with magazines like Libération, Télérama, Marie Claire, Dazed and Confused, The Independent, Cosmopolitan, the trend company “Studio Edelkoort”, Milk Magazine, le Monde, and Private, among others. Some of the biggest international brands have relied on her to build their image. Her art revolves around questions of identity and questions our relationship with nature and the environment. She has also worked on assignments for cultural institutions, creating art workshops for children in housing projects, which are sponsored by UNICEF. Her art has been collected by Contemporary Art Fond, and The Berezdivin Collection in Puerto Rico, and exhibited in France and the United States of America. She currently teaches at the Paris College of Art.

http://anabloom.com/

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