Stage and Street Photography

 

 

One of my interests is photography. I am an old-fashioned photographer and thus prefer film over digitial cameras. I have a large collection of film cameras and actually make use of them. I love to develop black and white films. It is just a different world. Occasionally, I take pictures and produce promotional films using digitial equipment.

 

 

 

On 4 May 2019, the opening reception of my first solo exhibition in Taiwan was held at Lei Gallery, Taichung. Twenty-two argyrotype and cyanotype prints were shown. The prints were part of a larger collection of photographies I published in my book Fragments.

 

Works included in the book illustrate fragments (artefacts) of historically accumulated illusions about recapturing the imaginary pre-social unity and its corresponding jouissance throughout time and space. Luxury skyscrapers and other tall constructions, such as churches and Ferris wheels, are part of the human desire for unity and jouissance. Such desires are also expressed in the fetishization of sexuality and the deification of the human body. Artistic or religious performances are other human attempts to reach pre-social conditions of unity. A further set of fragments of the human self exists in the preservation of social practices and heroic narratives to cope with the impossibility of reaching pre-social completeness.

 

The book was first published on the occasion of the exhibition Fragments in Lei Gallery (4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019).

 

ISBN 978-986-95719-1-3

 

 

 





Promotional Films

APISA - An Introduction (2015)

 

This short clip is an introduction to the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), Asia's leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies.

 

 




 

North of the City - The Ordinary Life of Aleena M (2015)

 

The story is about APISA and a young woman who tries to break out of her routine existence and live a more fulfilling and more meaningful life. Reflecting on what her best friends advised her to do, she begins to see life from a different point of view and discovers that it takes courage as well as support of others to overcome the difficulties almost every young scholar is confronted with.

 

 




 

APISA 9  Congress (2015)

 

This short clip is a teaser for the 9th Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).