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Esther Teichmann - Artist Talk
Dear All,

The graduating students of BA(Hons) Photography at the University of Portsmouth present Imminence, an online project space that showcases the variety of practices undertaken and is built to become a continuous space to learn, develop and share.

As part of this, they have organised an online artist talk by Esther Teichmann, which will run on Friday 26/06 at 15:30 BST (16:30 CET, 10:30 EST, 23.30 JPT)


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Esther Teichmann (b.1980, Karlsruhe, Germany)

Esther Teichmann (b.1980, Karlsruhe, Germany) is a London based artist working across still and moving image installations. Recent solo museum shows include Heavy the Sea, Transformer Station, Cleveland and Mondschwimmen, Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim. Collaborations include Phantasie Fotostudio II with Monster Chetwynd at John Hansard Gallery, and the co-curation and editing of the exhibition and book, Staging Disorder, with artist Christopher Stewart that included work by An-My Lê, Sarah Pickering, Richard Mosse and Broomberg & Chanarin. Teichmann received an MA (2005) and PhD (2011) in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and is Head of Programme of the Master of Research, and Coordinator for Critical and Historical Studies at the RCA. Esther is currently working on a monograph of visual works, essays  and fiction by the artist, On Sleeping and Drowning, forthcoming by Stanley/Barker.


Within Esther Teichmann’s orphic world, we move from beds to swamps and caves, in search of a primordial return. Here, the literary and the visual merge, the photographic loosened from its referent, slipping in and out of darkness, cloaked in dripping inks, bathed in subtle hues, evoking a liquid space of night. Narratives of loss and desire are entangled like the glistening tentacles wrapped around the bodies depicted. Central to the work lies an exploration of

Jun 26, 2020 03:30 PM in London

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