Louis Porter: Conflict Resolution

Louis Porter: Conflict Resolution
Library Shelf Location ABC-PORT
Publication Date 2013

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Conflict Resolution features a selection of work taken from The Small Conflict Archive, a collection of fragments, markers and traces of minor conflict, which can be easily found on the surface of any modern town or city. The publication aims to subvert our understanding of the nature of conflict and turns toward the familiar in search of its roots. Australian photographer Louis Porter takes us on an exploration of forgettable urban spaces which visibly reflect the memory of an event, often interpreted as acts of violence. Categories range from the rather humorous “crap paint jobs” to carelessly scrawled harbingers of extremist undertones, “suburban swastikas”, and the narrative possibilities of “signs of a struggle”. Porter applies wry cynicism with “emergency assembly points”, where signage indicates mundane locations to gather in case of calamity. He also scrutinises various discarded objects, from paper aeroplanes to correspondence and dismembered teddies. Includes a text by Porter analysing these disruptions.

ISBN 9780646588186
Quantity 1
Pages 164
Authors Karen Toohey, Louis Porter
Format Paperback
Publisher Twenty Shelves
Related Artist Louis Porter
Categories Artists' Books, Photography, BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Artist's Nationality Australian
Language English

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