12 - 18 juni 2017
K3 | MALMÖ UNIVERSITY
The photos are displayed as a slide show projection.
These photographic projects are selections from the work of K3 Visual Communication program third-year students. It´s their final project in the program. In all these projects, students chose their own concept and direction, wrote their own brief, researched similar projects, and then produced the work seen here.
The Visual Communication program is a 3-year, BA program at Malmö University that combines theory and creative practice in drawing, photography, and film/animation. Students learn how to tell a visual story and communicate a visual message, as well as consider visual communication from a critical perspective.
Arrangör: Malmö Fotobiennal, Folkets Bio Malmö, ABF Malmö.
MALMÖ FOTOBIENNAL 2017 - THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE
"Where the real world changes into simple images, the simple images become real beings and effective motivations of hypnotic behavior."
/Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle (1967)
The 2017 edition of Malmö Fotobiennal celebrates 50 years since the release of the essay “The Society of the Spectacle” by French philosopher Guy Debord. Debord devoted his essay to understand the structure in which we are living in, where the social relations are interpolated by a society of representations, the being is replaced into having and appearing. To be is to consume, and the images serve as a mediator of the spectacle. We take his work and his concepts as a starting point for Malmö Fotobiennal 2017, an attempt to understand how these ideas would apply to the use of photography today.
In addition to acknowledging the 50-year anniversary, we aim to problematize the power, the authenticity and the message carried by the photographic image. Another goal is to update the features and role of photography in society today. How are visual artists representing a society in transformation?