Facilitators Munem Wasif
15 - 17 DEC
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Old GIM, Ribander
The workshop will explore different possibilities of staged photography. Beginning with a quote by Jeff Wall, 'I begin by not photographing', the workshop will focus on various processes and practices of ‘Staging Situations’ divided into three chapters: As constructed narrative; performing for the camera; and stranger than fiction. The participants will travel through various historical and contemporary interventions by artists—from tableau vivant to self-portraits.
During the workshop, participants will be asked to produce one single image in Goa. It can be based on a poem, news clipping, a short story or a historical anecdote. The workshop will look at also parallel practices in experimental cinema, performance and contemporary art and discuss various methodologies, strategies and tools to understand the journey from idea to constructed imagery.
Abdul Halik Azeez
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Munem Wasif is an artist, curator and educator based in Dhaka. His work explores complex socio-political issues through photography and video. His artistic practice is marked by close engagement and intimate commitment, both physical and psychological, to his subjects of interest and it usually unfolds through long-term research processes. While interested in the archival and social value of documentary photography, his works often confound the boundaries between fact and fiction.
Wasif has participated in international exhibitions such as Sharjah Biennial 14, United Arab Emirates (2019); the 9th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018-19); 'An Atlas of Mirrors’, Singapore Biennale (2016); Prix Pictet: Space, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2018), amongst numerous others.
He has been a co-curator of Chobi Mela since the festival’s eighth edition in 2015. Together with Tanzim Wahab, he has published two editions of Kamra, a Bangla-language anthology of essays on photography. Wasif currently teaches at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka.
Munem Wasif, Kheyal (2015–18)
Single channel video, 23m34s, BW, Stereo, Loop
Courtesy artist and Project 88