ISCP TalkOctober 21, 2014
Salon: Polibio Díaz and Dominique Hurth
Polibio Díaz will present previous work as well as the documentation of his latest performance that took place at ISCP. During his residency, he has been working on an “archaeological inventory” of things he has encountered in his studio, neighborhood and elsewhere that he deconstructs into a different medium. He will also speak about his experience teaching photography to public school students in Brooklyn.
In the formats of exhibitions, editions and readings, Dominique Hurth is interested in the framing and reading of objects and historical events. During her residency at ISCP, Hurth has been investigating early cyanotypes, focusing on the figure of Anna Atkins, who produced the first book photographically illustrated. In Hurth’s studio, the first synthetic color became a quest, together with instruments that measure the hues of the sky, a replica of Talbot’s printing establishment, and other words and objects that take their origin through several encounters in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute Archives, the International Center of Photography and the private collection of Hans Kraus Jr.