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Andrea Jaeger

Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University

Thesis title:

The Aesthetics of Photographic Production: Why Material Practices Matter

Researching the sensuous non-representational power of posthuman photography, this research considers sounds, smell, voices and touch as agency that matters in photographic production and zooms in on their material practices by asking: what do these practices do

To learn these material practices, I utilise participatory action research through collaboration with field partner such as Photo Parlour Nottingham, Polaroid, FujiFilm, Hahnemühle and studio-based experimental art practice.

Aesthetics of production showing are not treated as reflections in a representational sense. Production becomes a continuous thing, performing situated knowledge through sametimeness. Participatory methods of ‘Deep Listening’ and ‘Visual thinking’ co-produce working communities to make sense as collective action.

Research Area

  • Visual Arts

Publications

2019
Studium Soft Matter, Research Residency, Polaroid Originals, Enschede, NL
Lightning Talk, Off Centre Photography Festival, Nottingham
It slips, 'Back to Base’, Free and Easy Film, Primary Gallery, Nottingham
Research Matters, Poster presentation, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Studium Chromira, Research Residency, Bayeux, London
Off Screen, Fishbowl, Bonnington Studios, NTU, Nottingham
Material TIFFS, AHRC-Midlands-4-Cities Research Fest, Maple House, Birmingham
Soft Matter Research Lab, Kick-off event, B131, NTU Nottingham

2018
Tunnel Vision 2, Digital Gallery, Victoria Centre, Nottingham
Tearing PaperBlack Box, Summer Lodge, NTU
Summer Lodge 2018Research Residency within Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University

2017
We see views painted in black and white, YIA Art Fair Basel, CH
Photo Flesh, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, U.S.
Pulpa, R K Burt Gallery, London
Happy to be here, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
 
2016
Point of no return, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
White Paper, Blue Light, Solo show, LCB Depot Leicester
Failure and Photographic Praxis, Artist Talk, LCB Depot Leicester
Artist in Residence, LCB Depot Leicester 
XA, Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, New Walk Museum, Leicester
 
2015
Metamorphosis, Solo show, Great Central Gallery, Leicester
Here is almost there, Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, DK
What is left behind, Kölner Liste 2015, Cologne, DE
 
2014
experimentum, Solo show, Photobastei, Zurich, CH
Ag, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
Aktion, Photobastei, Zurich, CH
 
2013
I See: Artistic Research Process, Research report, Bern University of the Arts, CH
Once upon a time, Solo Show, Photogarage, Zurich, CH
 
2012
Romantik 2.0, Altstadt-Krankenhaus, Magdeburg, DE
Raumzeit, Solo show, station21, Zurich, CH
 
2011
jungkunst, City Halle, Winterthur, CH
 
2010
Artist in Residence, Institute of Aesthetics, NYC, U.S.
What are you hiding behind your mask, Sgt. Dougherty, Bushwick, NYC, U.S.
XA, in journal: derdiedas, Vol. 5, pp. 23-34


Conferences

2019

Collective action: Visual Thinking with photographs, Cracking the Established Order' conference, DeMontford University Leicester 

2016

Meaning-Making and Photography: A material performance of non-objects, Conference presentation at Helsinki Photomedia 2016, Aalto University School of Arts and Design

2014

I See, Research project presentation, Swiss Artistic Research Network unconference, Geneva University of Art and Design, CH

 

 


Other Research Interests

Posthuman Aesthetics // Meaning-making // Co-learning and communities of practice // Failure