llugh Harwood is one at a new generation of photographers whose work can be seen at fotofeis1995 who use computer technology in place at the traditional tools ot the trade such as cameras, lenses and rolls of film. What does he teel new technology brings to his work? ‘Computers otter a whole new range of opportunities and that’s not only to do with the process of making work but also with its dissemination and distribution.
Visually it otters many possibilities to incorporate many other mediums,’ he says. ‘Photography, in its traditional sense, is a subtractive thing that takes from the world. With a computer, it becomes an additive thing. It’s very much a process of gathering - most of the images 1 use are appropriated from books, magazines, taken trom TV, my own images.
We live in a world of sampling and I see that whole process aligned with things that are happening in music. Manifest Destinies is really a kind of reappraisal ot history, specifically a
. 'e on
colonisation of the so-called New World. The viewer can play a part in this work, interact with it, move it around and become part of it.’ Manifest Destines is part of Common Ground: Travels in Space and Time which also features the work of Susanne Ramsenthaler, Chessels Gallery, Edinburgh until 2 Nov.
creating the life of her long-standing friend Harry.
Fish Story Hi 6 ()ct- l 2 Nov. Leading US photographer Allan Sekula‘s six-year project features ports from around the world and demonstrates the effects a changing economy has on harbour cities. See Lectures.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Tue-Sat l lam—-5.3()pm. Art Club 2000 Sat 7 ()ct—J Nov. Seven New York artists use imagery intrinsic to late 20th century consumerism. such as film posters. album covers and magazines. to question the conditions of the culture in which we live.
I BLUE MOON GALLERY 36 Broughton Street. 557 091 l. Mon—Sun noon—midnight.
Living Evidence Until 5 Nov. Mounted in the style of the traditional family album. these large-scale Polaroids document a lesbian relationship. where all is not as it
I CHESSEL GALLERY ()ld Playhouse Close. Canongate. 558 6509. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Common Ground Until 2 Nov. Two artists explore the concepts of travel and history using a range of photographic media. including all interactive computer programme.
I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
On The Face OI It Mon 9 Oct—18 Nov. Eight artists explore the concept of architectural facades. and the contrast between outward appearance and inner meaning.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22—28 Cockburn Street. 220 I260. Tue—Sat l 1am—5pm.
A Slow Remembering Tue 10 Oct—5 Nov. Using costumes. masks and props set against a theatrical background. photographer Diana Thorneycroft investigates the personal and universal aspects of sexuality. See Lectures.
I CONTACT GALLERY Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. 229 7941. Mon—Fri 10am—3.30pm.
Power, love and Housework Mon 9 Oct—5 Nov. Photographic self-portraits resulting from a project involving professional
photographers and adults with learning disabilities. .
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE Carlsberg
development of American photography as :
House. 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189.
Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Collection Until 3 Nov. Anders
Kitergaard's work comprises a series of photographs of dead flies enlarged to the size of a small child. all of which were found in the art galleries and museums of London and Berlin.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Mon-Sun 10am—5pm. Zoltan Jokay Fri 6 Oct—4 Nov. Taken in East Germany soon after re-unilication. Jokay‘s photographs depict lone children whose postures. gestures and gaze range froth world-weary to hostile to vulnerable. I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat l().3()am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibé Until 21
. Get. A fascinating insight into the lives of residents of the Malian capital of Bamako.
Taken over 21 years. the photos capture
. the traditional culture of the 50s. through
to the youth club culture of the 70s. See l.ectures.
I INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Sun 9.30am till late.
Whispers Mon 9 ()ct~l5 Nov. A series of installations. some highly visible. others which must be hunted out by the visitor. created by several artists with diverse styles. Curated by the Institute. the work can also be viewed at the following venues: Glasgow: Hunterian Museum; Museum of Transport: Art Gallery and
Museum Kelvingrove. Edinburgh: Calton
Hill Monument; Royal College of Surgeons; Royal Museum of Scotland; National Gallery; Museum of Childhood. I ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
ll Resto E’ Silenzio (The Rest is Silence) Tue 12 Oct—l8 Nov. Playing the part of both artist and subject. photographer Silvia Reichenbach uses self-portraiture to examine the pros and cons of self- interrogation.
I MUSEUM DF CHILDHOOD High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sun 10am-6pm. Children In Focus Until 25 Nov. A fascinating insight into the changing face
of childhood from 1860—1960.
I NAPIER UNIVERSITY KJP Gallery. 61 Marcltmont Road. 228 1999. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm.
Toni Hatkenscheid Until 5 Nov. Drawing inspiration from people-watching through windows in Amsterdam. the artist has created a series of voyeuristic and seductive 'environmental portraits’.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 4.3 C‘andlemaker Row. 22() 191 l. Mon—Sat l()alti--5.30pm‘. Stilt lawn—«1.30pm.
Recounting Sat 7 ()ct—l 1 Nov. Specially commissioned by the gallery for/motels. Andrea Fisher's sensual and tactile work explores historical and personal memory. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sun 10am-5pm. Tina Modotti — Her Lite and Photography
Stilt 8 Oct—19 Nov. ()ver 50 years after her death. Modotti is recognised as being
one of the great 20th century photographers. Her work includes documentary images of MexiCo. portraits
and delicate still lifes.
I RDYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND 2
Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon. Wed—Sat 10am—5pm; Tue l()am—8pm;
44 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, The World Fri 6 ()ct— 14 Jan. Work by artist Niall Hendrie who spent the past year involved in the Royal Museum of Scotland project examining the link between the old anti new building and collections.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1 lam—~5pm. American Photography 1890-1965 Until
26 Nov. Curated from its usual home in the Museum of Modern Art. New York.
this extensive exhibition explores the
i it struggled for recognition as a genuine ; art form.
I STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. Tue—Sat l lam—6pm; Sun noon—5pm. Joel-Peter Witkin Until 18 Nov. This
controversial artist believes the realities of
the human condition must be faced in order to live honestly. resulting in some
repulsive arid horrific images. Don‘t go on .
a full stomach. See Lectures.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Tue—Sat l()am--5pm.
The European Face Mon 9 Oct—4 Nov. The diversity of the human face comes under the spotlight in this exhibition of portraiture by fifteen artists. each representing a state of the European Union.
The Bitter Years 1939-47 Sun 8 Oct—4 Nov. The effects of World War II on the civilians of central Europe as experienced by six leading Czech photographers.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon—Sun l()am—midnight. Luis Paredes Until 28 Oct. An exhibition by Latin American photographer Luis Paredes exploring how memory is corrupted by time.
As the second tototels: Scottish lntematlonal Festival ot Photography kicks ott, we highlight some of best shows:
I Glasgow Using a long lens and a motor-drive on his camera. Streuli has ‘secretly‘ photographed Glaswegians amidst the hussle and bussle of the city streets and turned the resulting pics into a slide sequence installation. Streuli told The List that he found Glaswegians to be ‘beautiful looking people’ so don’t miss this chance to find out if he meant you! 20 Wilson Street. Glasgow until 6 Oct—5 Novfroni 7.30—9pm only.
I American Photography 1890-1965 Highlighting the way that American photographers have made the medium their own, this selction from New York‘s MOMA includes heart- stopping work by the likes of Ansel Adams, Irving Penn. Diane Arbtts and Imogen Cunningham. Scottish National Gallery ofModern Art. Edinburgh until 26 Nov.
I On the Face at It Eight photographers from around the world explore the idea of architectural facades within urban and suburban settings. How do buildings and environments shape us'? How are we ‘controlled' by the structures in which we live and work? City Art Centre. Edinburgh 9 Oct—18 Nov.
I A Tale at Two Cities: The Rise of LA Gangs in El Salvador Nearly one fifth of Salvadorans fled their war torn villages to settle in Los Angeles. After the 1992 riots, many Salvadoran youths were deported back to El Salvador where LA-style wars broke out. Donna De Cesare’s powerful photographs show how the social and political realities of the Americas, north and south. are inextricably linked. Crunhill Arts
Gallery. Glasgow, 13 Oct—5 Nov.
THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY
0 ends 21 October 1995
SEYDQU l(lElTl ("0:1 MALICK SIDIBE
Photographs from Mali
29 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF
Open Tuesday—Saturday 10.30—530 Sunday 1200-500 Admission free
Part 'ith-ng in Iototc-s ‘98
The List 6-l9 Oct 1995 31