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HS #2 🇬🇧 Patrick Waterhouse | A Contemporary Rejoinder To The Birth Of Anthropological Photography

A Conversation With Artist Patrick Waterhouse & Gallerist Jasper Bode (The Ravestijn Gallery, NL)

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Season 1, episode 8
35 min / Published November 23, 2020

Perspective is a podcast created by Cécile Lombardie and dedicated to the exploration of the esthetics and semantics of the photographic medium.  

 

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It's with great pleasure that I release my first episode in English, a conversation with British artist Patrick Waterhouse and Dutch gallerist Jasper Bode about "Restricted Images", the series they will be presenting at salon Approche.

 

By questioning the contradictions in the construction of History, Patrick Waterhouse engages in a revision process of the colonial representations of the Warlpiri, communities living in Central Australia.

 

These indigenous Australians first came to the attention of a European audience with the publication in 1899 of a book that became a pioneer in the anthropology and ethnography field: The Native Tribes of Central Australia. At that time,  both the authors and wider society were oblivious to the invasion of privacy these images inflicted upon them, infringing upon their cultural beliefs. 

 

In order to symbolically return to these communities agency over their own images, Patrick Waterhouse collaborated with Warlpiri artists and invited them to add to the surfaces of the images using the traditional technique of dot painting. 

 

To discuss the work of an artist that shifts the role of those who made History by an intense collaborative approach to the photographic process, you will also hear Jasper Bode, cofounder of The Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam, NL), a gallery that focuses on inquisitive and provocative approaches to contemporary photography. 

 

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Patrick Waterhouse :

Website : https://patrickwaterhouse.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/patrick_waterhouse/

 

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The Ravestijn Gallery : 

Website : https://www.theravestijngallery.com/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/theravestijngallery/

 

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Join us! 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/perspectivepod.cast/

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fcFy0j4wyS3Z-XreV_R9Q

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A podcast by CĂ©cile Lombardie
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