Join OCA tutor Wendy McMurdo on the 12 March at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow.
We will visit Ulla Schildt ‘A Rare Visitor’ & Liza Dracup ’Re: Collections’ .
‘A Rare Visitor is an ongoing series of images of natural history museums and zoo´s in cities such as Oslo, Dublin, Berlin, London, Paris and Tallinn. The work is a study of spaces where ´nature´ has been artificially constructed for people to experience it safely and easily. These artificial spaces allow people to feel in control of the natural world. Like photography, museums and zoos set up a relationship where man is no longer a part of nature but is a privileged observer.’
‘The Natural Sciences Collections held by Bradford Museums & Galleries formed the reference material for Re: Collections, a photographic study of British wildlife vertebrate specimens. The photographs present us with a series of birds and mammals, made timeless both by the taxidermist and the photographer. The photographs allow us to consider the paradox of their reworked ‘natural’ form. The work resides both in an artistic and scientific context and could bring about questions about our own personal relationship to the British wildlife and its conservation.’
Time permitting we will then walk to GOMA to see Wolfgang Tillmans pictures from New World.
Students can reserve their place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org