zones of representation: photographing contested landscapes
sf camerawork, san francisco, 2016
where larkspur once grew freely (a funeral for the sixth street viaduct)
remnants from a site-specific performance including archival photograph, larkspur and chromogenic print
this gathering considered how photographers have responded to transformations in the global landscape through new ideas about the function of photographic media. how can novel visual practices disrupt traditional narratives of spatial representation? in what ways do artists respond to the historical contribution of their medium in perpetuating these same narratives? and in what ways do contemporary technologies impact interactions with the land? zones of representation was organized by makeda best (california aollege of the arts), bridget gilman (santa clara university), and kathy zarur (california college of the arts & san francisco state university) and presented in collaboration with sf camerawork and is co-sponsored by the northern california art historians (NCAH), a college art association affiliated society.