Poetics of Space: The Place We Call Home
Developed in conversation with Stefan Frank (instructor, Poetics of Space: Explore the Vast Universe of Your Home), this class invites you to explore a range of photographic genres to develop new perspectives on the place you call home. We'll draw inspiration from a diverse spectrum of photographers, including Robert Frank, Lisa Modotti, Sophie Calle, Carrie Mae Weems, and Gordon Matta-Clark. Corresponding weekly exercises will prompt you to experiment with different photographic approaches to forensically, intimately, and playfully investigate the visual and conceptual potential of your home and its contents. We'll discuss your work as it develops and together build a deeper understanding of how photographing “home” may communicate lived experience, speak about who we want to be, or reflect who we truly are.
Marianne Holm Hansen is a Danish artist based in London. She studied at the Fynske Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark), International Center of Photography (New York), and completed an MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice, at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked internationally as an editorial photographer, photography lecturer and educator, and today collaborates continuously with institutions such as Tate Modern and the Royal Institute of British Architects (London) to deliver workshops and projects that invite participants to engage critically and creatively across media and themes.
Marianne's work is shown internationally through exhibitions, publications, and live events. She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (New York) and Arts Council England, amongst others, and held research and production residencies in the UK, USA, France, Finland, and Serbia. She has just published her second book, Void As (A) – A Proposition, collating photographs and texts to propose a series of prompts for thinking differently about language, time and space.Marianne teaches combining image and text, and how to use architectural space to tell a story for StrudelmediaLive.