Film & Culture Night / Minhong Yu and Goran Turnšek

12 Dec 2016

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Minhong Yu and Goran Turnšek will give a joint presentation&performance about the relationship between identities and mediums in the system.


Minhong Yu stands simultaneously in two worlds and two systems, trying to start a dialogue between them. In the video installation Breathe, two screens have a conversation and create an atmosphere of tension between the two worlds. How can they find a relationship, a balance? With the use of flags – red, white and transparent – Minhong Yu evokes existing systems of power, resignation and openness and questions cliché notions of identity. Transparency can be the perfect camouflage. Breathe confronts opposing forces, and proposes a dialogue between poetry and rationality, centralisation and decentralisation as well as opacity and transparency.

Minhong Yu (China) is a researcher and designer based in Amsterdam. She graduated from Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, Masters Rietveld Academie in 2016. Her work is concerned with visibilities and invisibilities relating to social issues in this digital world. It ranges from prints to video installations which explore the notion of power in movement. She always likes to intervene with different matters and reorganise, retell and redesign them.

Goran Turnšek will talk about dance photography. Goran will reveal the system, which uses photography to register dance performances and makes photography medium succumbed to dance works. Then he will present photographers who brought fashion, music or visual art photography into the museum while exploring the boundaries of each field and who managed to push the boundaries of dance photography into documentary, fashion, landscape and still life. And lastly,  Goran will talk about possibilities offered by photographic medium for further development as well as integration of dance art into our society.

Goran Turnšek (Slovenia) danced on the professional level with Rogie&Company and Dance company Krisztina de Chatel. After his dance career he developed interest in a relationship between dance and photography which he explore in depth during further study at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, graduating with the project ‘Jakob’ under supervision of Ellen Sanders and Nicole Segers in 2015. His graduation book Jakob has been shortlisted by Unseen Dummy Award 2015. His work has been published in British Journal of Photography, Volkskrant magazine, Fotodigi and Photocaptionist, among others. His selected works have been shortlisted by SO 2015 among others.

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