Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time: A Career Spent Stridently Treading Water (1995-2019)
Goldsmiths’ Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies and its research/practice unit The Photo Lab have the pleasure to invite you to the inaugural Goldsmiths Annual Photography Lecture, to be given by photographic artist Clare Strand.
Clare Strand describes her working method as being like ‘rolling in the grass and seeing what you pick up on your jumper’. Her constantly evolving practice brings together research, deadpan humour and insights into popular culture, shifting from the mysterious and the absurd to understanding public obsessions, often via trickery and manipulation. Her recent exhibited work includes machines to encourage entropy, web programs, looped films, fairground stalls and intricate photographic constructions focusing on, subverting, reimagining and manipulating the photographic medium’s origins.
Strand's work is held in the collections of Arts Council England; The National Collection; The British Council; The Folkwang Museum; The Unicredit Bank; The New York Library; The Victoria and Albert Museum; The Centre Pompidou, MoMA New York, The Mead Museum, SF MoMA, McEvoy Collection and Cornell University. Her book publications include: Clare Strand Monograph (Steidl 2007), Skirts (GOST 2013) and Girl Plays with Snake (MACK 2016).
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