On Saturday, November 30th from 10am to 4pm we’re hosting an Open House. The community is invited to come on by to check out our newly redesigned lab, meet our new Executive Director James Pepper Kelly, and dig through our yard sale (developing trays, enlargers, heat presses, printers for parts, furniture, and more!). There will be free giveaways, low prices, and drinks. Click this link for a PDF of the items we have available for sale. We hope to see you there!
Functioning as an addendum to Heidegger’s 1935 essay, “The Origin of the Work of Art,” Nicole White will attempt to deconstruct photography’s constantly fluctuating position in the arts. Heidegger’s concept of “thing-ness” will act as the starting point for a longer discussion around photographic materiality. White will cite examples of her recent work in hopes to convey how these ideas have infiltrated her artistic practice.
Nicole White will attempt to deconstructphotography’s constantly fluctuating position through an exploration of her recent works. She will pull a few themes from Heidegger’s 1935 essay, “The Origin of the Work of Art,” with a particular emphasis on the concept of “thing-ness.” These ideas will act as the starting point for a longer discussion around her practice and the photographic materiality.
October 23rd 7:00pm at LATITUDE, 2041 W. Carrol #280
Announcing our next reading group,
Phrases of Something: Photography and the JPEG Age.
Thomson Dryjanski is hosting the second installment forPhrases of Something: Photography and the JPEG Age. If you were a part of the first group, fear not, you are more than welcome to apply. Dryjanski brings a whole new list of essays and texts to explore.
This group offers dialogue concerning contemporary problems facing artists, utilizing both canonical texts and philosophical offshoots and centered around the viewer’s interaction with the photographic image.
If you would like to be a part of this discussion group, please send an email telling us why. Latitude is interested in having dedicated individuals attend this reading group. We ask that each participant make a pledge to attend all of the meetings. Having a core group is key to making these discussions meaningful and worth everyone’s time. This group will be capped at 10 people. Please email Ashley@latitudechicago.org with your interests, questions, concerns and comments.
Possible texts include Manuel Delanda’s War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Anthony Vidler’s Warped Spaces, Walter Benjamin’s Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction and Anthony Bimbaum’s New Visual Register.
Dates of Classes:
September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, and November 13
When and Where:
7:30pm at Latitude