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Rut Blees Luxemburg - Urban Encounters

Rut Blees Luxemburg (Royal College of Art, London)

Rut Blees Luxemburg is an artist who works with photography. She explores cities and their complex relationships to modernity via the potential of the public space. The cities she has worked in range from London, Paris, Dakar, Swansea to Santiago. Her work has been exhibited internationally and included in key publications and exhibitions on contemporary photography. The opera Liebeslied/My Suicides, based on her photographic series Liebeslied, and made in collaboration with the philosopher Alexander Garcia Duttmann and the composer Paul Clark, premiered at the ICA in London and has been shown subsequently as a video work. She has recently made a public art installation Piccadilly's Peccadilloes commissioned by Platform for Art, which is sited at Terminal 4 Heathrow Airport.

For further details visit www.rutbleesluxemburg.com


Urban Encounters: Photography and The Practice of Walking

Photography and The Practice of Walking
An Urban Encounters event
3rd June 2010, 2pm-5pm
Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross Gate, London SE14 6NW

Walking through the city allows a particularly unique type of engagement with the urban space and permits one to experience the city at its most personal level. Traversing the city is crucial to creating its space. This event will explore how photographers combine their photographic practice with the engagement of moving through the city.

Speakers

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani (The New School, New York)
Rut Blees-Luxemburg (Royal College of Art, London)
Ben Gidley (COMPAS, University of Oxford),
Paul Halliday (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Rachel Jones (Goldsmiths, University of London)

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