We are excited about new reading group, Simulation & Sight, co-hosted by James Toftness & Simon Pyle. This is an amazing opportunity to learn, (re)view, and talk about photo theory. Whether you take photographs or not, images need to be questioned, lets be inquisitive together!
The group will be meeting bi-weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM starting on October 5th & ending on December 14th, with some additional programming on off-weeks.
The group will focus on the philosophical lineage of simulation and its influence on photography and photographic thinking. Real vs. fake. True vs. false. Simulation and our reliance on sight have always had a tenuous relationship with notions of truth and reality. Photography is an inescapable fake, in the theory of Plato, yet persistently we rely on it as fact.
Readings include work by: Jean Baudrillard, William Gibson, Hito Steyerl, Joan Fontcuberta, Michael Graziano, & more!
Space is limited to 12 participants. So grab your spot early!