Press Releases : 2006/11

Semesterplan week 47 and 48

Published 2006/11/20

Sean Snyder Stills from Casio, Seiko, Sheraton, Toyota, Mars, 2004-2005

Norsk versjon

WEEK 47/48

ISP Studios OSLO
Wergelandsveien 17
Back Entrance


Wednesday, 22 November, NB: 18:00
Speaker: Sean Snyder

In his photography, video and text projects, Sean Snyder questions urban space and its representations in the media, which he understands as symbols of social, ideological and economic structures. In his talk he will discuss the relationship between Romanian and North Korean architecture, North Korean cinema, compare the visual strategies employed by the US Department of Defense and Jihadist organizations, and introduce a recent project about satellite television.

Sean Snyder was born in 1972, Virginia Beach, USA. He lives and works in Berlin, Tokyo and Kyiv. He has recently participated in the 9th Istanbul Biennale, 6th Gwangju Biennale and 5th Busan Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Portikus, Frankfurt; Secession, Vienna and forthcoming at the Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao and the Lisson Gallery, London.

Special ISP Video Screening Programme in Studio 2:
Screenings of Film by Sean Snyder

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11.00-16.00, 21–29 November

Casio, Seiko, Sheraton, Toyota, Mars, 2004-2005

This is an insightful film essay deconstructing photo journalism and its connections to commodity culture and the economies of branding. Its impressive research links it to a distinguished tradition of essayistic filmmaking and conceptual photography.

Statement from the ARTE Prize for a european short film, 2006 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.