Oproep 2: Duurzaam internationaal werken
Our structure is composed of photographers based all over the world in order to treat subjects with different views and limit our travels.
At the center of Inland's project is the cooperation and sharing of resources between photographers in order to face, together, a globalized market and to develop individual projects as well as collective projects on major and cross-border issues. Since 2020, Inland has set up an internal lab allowing its photographers to share their projects and to challenge them with the other members of the cooperative in order to gather their opinions, advice and suggestions. Given the economic and health situation, many photographers have encountered difficulties. They can be confronted with precarity and isolation, especially since travel and exhibitions have been limited. Therefore, we believe it is necessary to offer the opportunity to other photographers to experience this program that has helped us get through the first months of the pandemic in a productive way. The principle is to support other artists all over the world through an accessible and inclusive approach, while developing a remunerative activity for the parties involved.
Inland is an innovative structure responding to a common desire to create a different distribution tool on which photographers have control. It combines photographers, authors, creatives, project developers around the common idea that we need to build projects globally. Through each project, the structure tries to achieve three objectives: educate, transmit and create an impact. Inland and its lab relate to Flanders and Belgium at different levels: First, the presence of two photographers resident in Belgium, one Flemish Tjorven Bruyneel, the other French, Mélanie Wenger, members of Inland and involved in the Lab. Secondly, Inland maintains relations with Belgian and Flemish actors, publications and structures in addition to the rest of its network. And last but not least, given the diversity of our members' profiles, the lab is open to photographers of all nationalities and/or English speakers.
I have a preference for meetings during the week in the daytime but I can manage to be available on weekends during the day if needed.
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Ariane Kovalevsky firstname.lastname@example.org
What role does the curator* hold in transforming environments whose trajectories are all intertwined with processes of globalisation? How are ephemeral experiences curated, archived and re-evoked across space, time and digital access, consumption and saturation? How can curatorship subvert the algorithms placed upon us and how can safety, solidarity and an ecology of sharing be upheld throughout?
Some artists get frustrated and demotivated when trying to work with technology and art. The reason for this, most of the times, can be explained by the difficulty of reaching the depths of their process and actually understanding the hidden mechanisms behind a software, hardware or any technological tool. To tackle this challenge, I believe in open-source solutions and community driven creation.