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Bicentenary of the Napoleonic Invasions-exhibition

Great news! the proposal for the exhibition has been accepted and we can send up to 5 photos.

The theme is the bicentenary of the Napoleonic Invasions and this is what I proposed: “We would be interested to do a re-enactement of the battle scenes from a contemporary urban/youth culture perspective. “We can  print the photos size A0 here in the  uni if you have space to accommodate, or smaller if needed ”

Ana Efe, the exhibition curator, sent images of the exhibition space (our space is the one with no tiles):

I’ve also found out the flights london -porto return are cheap ,  from £30 ( see screenshot) so those of you that would like to attend the opening party (on the 9th of may, a saturday) may want to check it out at the ryanair website. also, find about youth hostel here.

initial invitation sent out by ana efe:

Bicentenary of the Napoleonic invasions

Hello, I am part of the Organization of two group exhibitions of Contemporary Art about the Bicentenary of the Napoleonic invasions Quarter of Serra do Pilar in Vila Nova de Gaia.

The inauguration is on May 9 and will stay on for two weeks. One of the exhibitions has no theme, you can submit work already exhibited elsewhere, the other has a theme referring to the subject of Napoleonic invasions. There will be a performation on the opening night – May 9 – in which a group of artists will paint canvases live (painting or drawing on screen), which will remain in the Military collection.

Projects will be accepted for Painting, Drawing, Photography and Sculpture / Installation. I ask you to confirm your  interest in participating until Friday 20th February and send a CV or bio, links to your work (website, blog, etc.),  by  email:


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re-enactement strategies and photography

re-enactement strategies in new media art, presentation friday 20 feb (club 04)

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schooling & performance

background reading for friday’s exercises
Augusto Boal, Adrian Jackson (1992) Games for Actors and Non-actors. Routledge

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e1: commenting

Hi welcome to photographic index 2009 project on youth culture. You are invited to become one of the blog’s co-editors! But even before that, we invite you to practice leaving comments on blogs’ posts. Once you become a blogger you’ll realise how nice it is to find substantial comments on one’s posts. So e1 (e-tivity 1) is  to leave  feedback on the  youth culture projects  archived here and in our flickr set.

Task: browse through the photo projects developed by your 2007 peers (on the right hand side column) and at flickr and choose one to leave a comment! After studying the images and reading the artists’ statement, comment on one  of the following aspects:

-the photographer’s visual strategy: is the  focus on sameness or difference? individuality or relationships?

-the photographer’s social practice: what is the social context in which the images are produced? How does it shape the production and interpretation of these images?

after you wrote at least 169 characters ( the same as this post),  sign it.

thank you! paula

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session 01 material

sameness/difference: a collection of links to visual strategies on identity, individuality, belonging, subcultures, masquerade and neo-tribes using styling, reenactement, action to restage political youth moments and movements

session 01 photographic index 09 pin09 available here

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books 2 read

By Nancy Lesko
Edition: illustrated
Published by Routledge, 2001

Act Your Age examines and questions our tendency to label our youths as both endangered and dangerous creatures. Lesko analyzes both historical and present social and political factors that produce the presumed “natural adolescent.” She also examines the concerns of nationalism, sexuality, and social order in terms of how they are projected onto the definitions of adolescents in the media, in schools, and in the home.

check for chapters available in google books

Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption
By Murray Milner
Published by Routledge, 2004
ISBN 0415948304, 9780415948302
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-hop Generation
By Jeff Chang
Edition: illustrated
Published by St. Martin’s Press, 2005

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video game & youth research

Computer videogames is a topic that no one from the photographic index (2007 group) has chosen to work with, but there is a lot of photographic work out there, looking at young videogamers. It is a topic next year we’ll work on as I will make sure it gets incorporated into the project on youth (sub)cultures. A related topic is always the one of violence and the impact of video games on youth. Edmund Wong has just published on youtube a six-part documentary titled “Videogame Violence & Effects on Youth”. He is a graduate student at San Jose’ State University School of Journalism & Mass Communications

part 1: Introduction & Background on Games

part 2: Mortal Kombat & the ESRB

Part 3: Doom and the Columbine Massacre

Part 4: Addiction & Grand Theft Auto Controversy

Part 5: California Videogame Law

Part 6: Causation and Correlation. Final Thoughts

(via videoludica)

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This info comes via photographer Patrice Hanicotte who went to the Cherryvale Skateboard Co‘s London Private View last night, and told me about the project that mixes skateboards and photography, founded by Valerie Phillips and Jason Gormley in Cherryvale, Kansas, and “dedicated to the preservation of youthful idealism, naïve enthusiasms and unrealistic expectations.” Valerie’s photos are great and i like the mini-album she published to accompany the project. It’s great there is such cool interest for skate culture out there, and the work of Shea Rico: Just another skateboard day fits nicely within it. You can catch the Cherryvale Skateboard Co until July 27 @ The Gallery, First Floor 125 Charing Cross Rd (Above Soho Books).

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mexico city’s indie

los dynamite
Los Dynamite
Maria Daniela y su Sonido Lasser
Maria Daniela y su Sonido Lasser

Today’s Observer Music Monthly, republishes in its selection from the New York Times, the article Mexico City’s Indie Rock, Now Playing to the World on the influence of online distributing platforms such MySpace-Music on Mexico City’s indie rock scene.
Commenting on the influence of the internet on a generation of teens that grew listening to american music and learning from global peer to peer independent distribution models, the article highlights a few cases of intermedia creativity,sampling and (re)mixing prolific visual and musical outputs, an example of which being the label Nuevos Ricos, by visual artist Carlos Amorales and musician Julian Lede (Silverio). Others to check include: Maria Daniela y su Sonido Lasser, Los dynamite, Rodrigo y Gabriela and ChiquitaViolenta.

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exhibition mezz gallery

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