The mise-en-scènes online exhihition is open and I am honoured to be a part of this project.and the joy it brings to work alongside talented artists and educators all over the world.; Cynthia Wilett, Magdalena Brzenzinka, Sonia Roychowhury, Mieke van Os and Jaap Berghof.
Fire Moon Fusion is my contribution. It is a series of pictures photographed at night using slow exposure and hand held panning technique. The light sources are blue and white spotlights and a burning crescent; the half moon that is the logo of Kulturnatten, a night of the Arts. Fire Moon Fusion is inspired by a concert with international music by the river Svartån in Västerås.
My very warmest thanks to Cynthia Willett who came up with the idea an has curated the project, and too whom I now make over to tell us about how the project came about.
A word from the curator and artist Cynthia Willett.
CYNTHIA WILLETT - Artist and Instructional Designer New York, USA
"The idea for an online exhibition made sense because of the possibilities for accessibility, sharing and exposure. A digital production promises more views than a typical gallery exhibition and a broader reach internationally. The idea for asking for experimental works was concurrent with my inquiry into the works of László Moholy-Nagy after seeing his works displayed at the Guggenheim Museum here in NY in summer 2016. After experimenting with sun prints in the manner of Maholy-Nagy’s photograms, I thought of inviting others to enjoy the experimental approach and began to ask colleagues from the LinkedIn group Arts & Inquiry, with whom I had worked with on prior projects
I used the theatrical term mise–en–scenes to reinforce the concepts of creativity and spontaneity, outlining broad range of approaches in the invitation, and also reminding the artists to stay away from documentary photography. I was encouraged to move ahead with the project after five artists responded enthusiastically to my invitation. The most rewarding aspects for me have been our camaraderie as we collectively worked with a new medium; the international cultural mix reflected so distinctly in the images and ideas selected; and the surprise and delight in viewing the various interpretations of the theme.
The project will continue as mise-en-scènes 2017, when I will design an open call for submissions. I am so grateful to the talented artists who contributed to the project and enabled me to produce a template for future iterations."
- Cynthia Willett
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