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BRAZIL
UFMG

Ana Martins

CONTACT

martins.ana89@gmail.com

WEB / BLOG

Flickr

INTEREST / APPROACH

Photography is the way that I have to bring the limit to my work though the light.

Starting from the point that the image is a drawing made by the light, I propose to this project explore different lights, from different countries, producing photographs in different times ( eg: 7AM, 12AM and 5PM.), using as subject the language of light in photography (eg: highlights, low speeds, low lights...).

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Claudio Vaz

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claudiovaz@gmail.com

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Flickr

INTEREST / APPROACH

Hello Collaborators

My name is Claudio Vitor Vaz and I am freelance photojournalist. I'm exchange student from Portugal and I'm studying more about the art and photography here at UFMG this year. As I finished my dissertation (a few hours ago) I can devote myself entirely to the project with an idea. Being able to work with colleagues in three different countries made me curious about where were these people who communicate with us through innovations and exchange of photographic art. My idea was to propose a series of three shots (or more if decided to) from where we studied, I mean, our college, school, institution. Not all universities, but only the building where we spend most of our time studying (and reading proposals such as this right now). This idea wants show tri-national vision of where the people with whom we are working on this project move and live, think and drink, love and learn. This idea is open to other suggestions. Independent of the work I collaborate on this project, I also will be very honored to join other ideas you have!

Beijos e Abraços. Claudio Vitor Vaz - UFMG

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Daniel Prudente

CONTACT

prudentinho@gmail.com

INTEREST / APPROACH

I'm an art student, and in my personal research I work with landscape drawings. For this program I would like to propose a kind of landscape game. Each artist will make photos from inside a car framed through the glass front of and the glass behind of the car.

The process is simple.

⁃ The Partner "1" will choose a route to be done by car (eg: to the college, to night club, to a supermarket, at traffic jam, in the rain, whatever) and make a photo through the car front glass, then send it to the Partner "2".

⁃ Partner “2", in a different country, should take a similar route in his town and take a picture through the glass behind the car in response to the first image received

⁃ After respond the first image, Partner "2" must begin a new sequence choosing another route and make a new picture through the glass front of the car and send it to the Partner "3", who should make a picture in response through the glass behind the car. Then repeat the same procedure with the Partner "1". to form a kind of combination-game with the landscapes.

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Filipe Chaves

CONTACT

filipixies@gmail.com

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DAPortflolio

INTEREST / APPROACH

Proverbs and popular sayings. Who does not know at least a few of them? These phrases passed from father to son are present in all cultures and as a part of life for everyone, regardless of the country in which we live. Lund & Wintle once said: "Perhaps the best way to understand a people or culture is to learn their proverbs."
According Ciça Alves Pinto, “...proverbs formulating truths, experiences, or universal prejudices, ignore borders and are transmitted from generation to generation in almost all languages and dialects. However, other are more restricted, and some, even radically regional, not making sense in another country, for example, God is Brazilian."
For the Collective Body Program I propose that participants select at least three proverbs of his/her culture. Then we will exchange those selected sayings with the other group members. Finally, each student, with sayings of another country, will generate images that literally translates them.

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Gabriela Sá

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dsa.gabriela@gmail.com

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Flickr

INTEREST / APPROACH

I work with art & technology, mainly through the uses of video and photography. Even though, nowadays, we are immerse in a digital atmosphere, my personal work normally goes around the possibilities of the analogical. In photography, I am mostly interested in portraits and the capture of movement.

- What if at 4 p.m your day was just beginning?

My idea for Here, Now collaborative project is to play with the idea of space-time, combining space and time into a single continuum. It consists in setting up a “personal time” between my partner and I that would go beyond the real time. This way, simultaneity would grow further and the concept of relativity would be extreme: two different times and places converging to one fictional space-time, a 3rd dimension. The main idea is to each of the participants to get a watch, in which would be set a combined time that is not equal to any of the respective time zones, and live by it for an entire day. Before hand, we would tell each other a little about our daily routine, so we could set up a task list to be done during this specify day. Each of us would document this list and, therefore, also the new spaces and relations that would come up with it. We would live by the same time and blend our spaces as one, making distances shorter and time relative. Ideas about how to document it might be discussed (by means of photography only or also with video and text).

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Lorena Galery

CONTACT

logalery@ufmg.br

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Flickr

INTEREST / APPROACH

I am a student of Graphic Arts, UFMG. I like to use photography as a way to relate to the world.
Since this project involves people from different countries, the first hurdle to be overcome is the language difference. Being a project based on the photograph, a language far more universal, why not give space to the image as the main communication?
The idea is that two people may exchange photos, constructing a dialogue supported exclusively by images, in order to raise the properties of this language, much more comprehensive and subjective.

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Luiç Caixote

CONTACT

luis.sdias@yahoo.com.br

WEB / BLOG

Flickr

Blogger

INTEREST / APPROACH

I'm Luíç Caixote, study graphic arts. I like working with assemblies in the photographs.

I propose, for Collective Body Program, that each participant should make a tour in their city by creating an itinerary to visit the critical spots and show the city that exists beyond the tourist spots. Each place should be marked with a sign/plaque by following themes: "Aqui é um bom lugar para se viver / Here is a good place to live", "Aqui é um bom lugar para um banho / Here is a good place to bathe", "Aqui há uma boa refeição / Here is a good meal". The result is a photographic series that tries to approximate the cities showing that they have things in common despite being distant.

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Mariana Borges

CONTACT

marianaocb@gmail.com

WEB / BLOG

Flickr

INTEREST / APPROACH

Getting to know the city

My name is Mariana Borges, I study Journalism in Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

For the Collective Body program, I propose my partner to show me the city where he/she lives and I will do the same thing. The idea is: Using the tool “Google street view”, each person will select the city of his/her partner and will choose some places that he/she considers interesting (by the photos showed in Google street view). It doesn't need to be a tourist spot, could be a different house, a bus stop, a street full of people, for example. After this, the partner will give the directions of this place to the other one and will show him/her the photo generated by Google. So the person that lives in this city will have to go to this place and make different photos of it, trying to show the partner how it is, how are the people that go there, the details and the interesting things that happen there.

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Vanrochris Vieira

CONTACT

vanrochris@gmail.com

INTEREST / APPROACH

I study Social Comunication and I’m interested in media culture, social values and homosexuality. For this work, my proposal is to discuss the intimacy and the vulnerability in societies marked by vigilance, large production of images and mediated interactions. The idea is that one person investigates and registers private spaces of the other. How the people are in diferent countries, the way to do it would be using a videoconferencing program, like Skype. During this exercise, the person investigated would have his notebook in the places requested by the other person. The investigator could ask to see the other lunching, or the others's bedroom, for example. When the investigator sees something he likes, he takes a picture, using the program.

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UNITED KINGDOM
UCA

Charlotte Wormley-Healing

CONTACT

charlottewh@hotmail.co.uk

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Fotofolios

INTEREST / APPROACH

I am a photography student in my third and final year of the course; my current theoretical interests lay in the exploration of the inner self through photography, the self that only we see. Some of the projects I have worked on in the past focus on possessions, and how these, when presented separately, can give a sense of the person they belong to.

I like to work mostly using film, but occasionally use digital when it seems more appropriate, for example this fairly short project may lend itself to the instantaneous nature of digital photographs.

During this collaborative project I would like to create a photographic series, possibly only including myself and one other, to increase the sense of engaging with each other. this would be a project of discovery, in which hopefully we discover things about ourselves and each other and relay them in such a way that others can understand.

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David Summerill

CONTACT

dksumm@yahoo.com

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Blogger

INTEREST / APPROACH

What do our different cultures currently see as being an imperfection? Is it real? Or is it merely perceived? I wish to explore what other cultures see as imperfect and then photograph those things in our own culture. I am curious as to whether we see minor blemishes, that actually define and add character, as major imperfections.

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Emily Matthews

CONTACT

em.matthews@btinternet.com

INTEREST / APPROACH

I am currently studying my third year of BA Hons in Photography at the University of Creative Art, Farnham.

I am interested in combining ideas and skils of other art mediums. I don't have a particular way or style of working, this changes from project to project.

I am very much looking forward to sharing new ideas and producing work in the here and now.

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Grigoris Digkas

CONTACT

gdigkas@yahoo.com

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Wordpress

INTEREST / APPROACH

Capitalism is one key element of all the collaborating countries in this project. However, there are differences due to the stage of capitalism in each of these countries, but also due to the different cultures. I am really interested in how people with different cultures perceive the idea of consumerism and stressed life in modern societies.

The mean itself (internet) that we are using to collaborate through this project has also something special to offer to these ideas in the digitalized era. It could be really interesting to try to explore ways of creation through the internet. Something that I am curious to experiment with for a long time now is portraiture through internet.

I would like to work with photography or maybe video.

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Lucy Mytton

CONTACT

lmytton@hotmail.com

WEB / BLOG

Blogger

Fotofolios

INTEREST / APPROACH

Hello,
I am currently in my 3rd year studying photography at UCA Farnham. I have an existing interest in documentary photography, with a fascination of other people’s stories and passions in life.
For this collaboration, I’m open-minded and keen to learn about different methods to create something fresh and fun. As well as documentary I enjoy exploring colour, light, text, poetry and drawing.
Whoever I work with I hope to continue keeping in contact and collaboration with after. I look forward to working with you.
Lucy.

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Lucy Sloss

CONTACT

lucysloss@hotmail.com

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INTEREST / APPROACH

Exploring our local areas, homes, and/or personal spaces we undertake an investigation into time and movement.  A broad brief to allow for different medias to collaborate. Perhaps we can use each others work to create another’s, for example, a series of photographs backed by descriptive or imaginative text or vise versa.  A drawn storyboard expressing the passing of time with an accompaniment of sound or a short film, long exposures, time lapse etc. to name a few starting points.

I look forward to hearing your ideas! 

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Marc Baker

CONTACT

hello.marcbaker@gmail.com

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Soon :P

INTEREST / APPROACH

My main interest in relation to the theme of 'Here, Now', is relative to street photography, and would be to photograph street scenes which may never occur again once I have passed them by or they in fact pass me by. I plan to photograph in London, walking with little aim around its streets to ensure that I capture as broad a spectrum of street life as possible. I plan to work with photography as my chosen medium, specifically 35mm colour negative, either on a disposable camera or a compact camera such as an Olympus Trip; as I can move around easily unnoticeable given previously successful experiences, resulting in capturing the best, 'unplanned', moments which make street photography such a great photographic field to work within. 

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Sabina Hannila

CONTACT

S_Hannila@hotmail.com

WEB / BLOG

Blogger

INTEREST / APPROACH

I researched the words ”HERE, NOW” and got a lot of articles/definitions of time and space, which made me think of making a “Time Journal” or a “Time Diary”:

me and the students whom I will collaborate with will agree on a certain amount of dates during the 2 week project period, and specific times (we will have to calculate the time differences) and take a couple of photos/draw a picture/make music at the same time, even if we’re asleep.

It can also be an emotion, or thought: what am I feeling right now? What am I thinking of?

Or an observation of space: where am I? Do I like being here? Why am I here?

And then make a collage.

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UNITED KINGDOM
LMU

Chloe Plumb

CONTACT

chloeleandra@hotmail.co.uk

INTEREST / APPROACH

We are all tourists in our own culture. The environment in which we live is both unique to us, and a reproduction of another; we live in ‘global cities’. Capitalism has both fragmented society through class systems and social boarders and merged cultures through consumerism, globalisation and tourism. Using video/photography and sound, (e.g conversations, spoken word, soundscapes) or text, I want my partner and I to break down our cultural barriers, by using all of our senses, exploring the function of the camera/video camera and how we use it to frame what we see. We could document a space of unfamiliarality and normality, or contrast rural/urban, public/private space. We could film/sound record whilst traveling to a place and ask strangers for the same directions. Recalling two moments through speech and imagery merges language and spatial representation. I welcome others’ ideas and hopefully we can come to an agreed project!

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Claire Dearnley

CONTACT

claireimitation@hotmail.com

INTEREST / APPROACH

My hope is to collaborate with someone who may be as indecisive a person as myself so we could use this as a positive thing and perhaps as part of our work together. The idea being to put the power in the hands of someone else and therefore be in power of someone else at the same time. For example being told to do tasks without prior preparation or planning.
Recently I have been learning new skills, seeing new places but with the help of a collaborative partner telling me when and where, HERE, NOW! I know I will push my partner(s) and myself further.
I’d prefer to work in photography and drawing but obviously I’d like my partner to decide for me!

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Clara Walsh

CONTACT

claraalicia@hotmail.co.uk

INTEREST / APPROACH

I'm interested in looking at co inhabiting as a collaborative process... Domestic strategies used in communal/ personal areas and communicating for effective living. I have recently taken a few photos of simple ways to get things done. I have uploaded two pictures using drying clothes in Leeds as an example. A washing line crossing the street and knickers and socks hanging on a camera tripod. I'm interested in the way people live, their strategies, inventiveness, humour, effort. I am looking forward to discussing other peoples thoughts and ideas and helping where I can.
I am happy to work in any medium, it is something i would like to discuss and decide upon together and potentially learn from.

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Elisa Grasso

CONTACT

elisagrasso@hotmail.co.uk

INTEREST / APPROACH

A hug, holding hands, a kiss, pat on the back, a smile, a gift, a love song, a poem etc…

These are all things we do to show love and affection for a friend, a family member or partner. What I am interested in exploring are the ways these tactile gestures change through diverse cultures and how personal space has a different meaning to each individual. I would like to work with someone to create a film and sound piece exploring these cultural differences. I would also like my partner and I to conduct interviews with people living our countries. I would like to ask the same questions relating to what the individual classes as socially acceptable behaviour when it comes to public displays of affection. I will involve humour and playfulness within this project; however will approach this subject with care and sensitivity.

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George Booth

CONTACT

jehuty523@hotmail.com

INTEREST / APPROACH

My practice is currently based within exploration, minimalism and constructivism.

My work is primarily driven by a need to make pieces that attract the viewerís attention; these pieces aim to challenge the viewer, to engage their own inspiration and imagination.

I would be interested to work in drawing or photography to create working systems that allow for group to work together to develop a body of work, a series.

On the topic of HERE, NOW I would be interested in creating a body of work based around peoples own sub-conscious selection or judgement. For example a simple composition (drawn or photographed) to which a response would be given by another artist. All of the work would then be exhibited together to illustrate the progression.

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Joe Frost

CONTACT

unifreakmad@hotmail.com

INTEREST / APPROACH

International visual conversations

· My proposed idea is to make a wordless conversation, made up of a series of messages using any media; film, paint, mime, sound, photography, symbols etc.

· Without using alien English words, but communicating using a common visual language.

· Responding in turns from each web message with a visual/sound reply. Creating a dialogue during the time; so the communicative process becomes the outcome.

· Perhaps we could start this dialogue by describing an event that happens in our individual environment on the first day of our proposed conversation- leaving the message open ended, to be visually responded to.

· Hopefully this wordless communication will help us learn about our unique cultures by trying to find a common visual language.

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Leo Plumb

CONTACT

callingallheroes@hotmail.co.uk

INTEREST / APPROACH

My hope for this collaborative project is to find a partner to journey with. We would travel separate journeys for the same amount of time (maybe even just 1 small journey everyday day for a week.) And keep in contact throughout to tell the other what we are discovering on the way. Maybe this communication could be through photographs- maybe objects we find on the way. The idea is not about here and now = time and space, more about trying to connect with a landscape/city in a new or fresh way. Let the project’s direction be guided by the idea that someone is journeying with you somewhere on the other side of the world.

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Sarah Johnson

CONTACT

marrionette13@live.co.uk

INTEREST / APPROACH

'Culture of Senses'

My last project was a site-specific sound installation in a darkened room in the back of a church. I am interested in experience and exploring our senses. For this project I would like to work with others to create our own combined 'culture of senses'. I hope to explore this by using different senses from our cultures - visual, sound, touch, smell and taste. For example: using photography for visual, audio recordings for sound, fabrics/textiles for touch, and food for smell and taste. This is just an idea, but as we explore it together, what will it become?

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INDIA
NID

Ishaan Dixit

CONTACT

ishaan.d@nid.edu

INTEREST / APPROACH

For this collaborative project I want to propose a game. Dodging photographs I shall call it. The idea is to put a photograph on the concept HERE, NOW ( can be of anything) and then others should answer by exchanging photographs of things/place/people which they think is either similar or completely contradictory (to "the photograph") in their culture/place. I believe small things around us help us explore our culture better and all we need is to find those small (most of the times not so significant ) things and with that lets find the missing common/ uncommon . Later editing for final presentation of selected photographs can be done in video format also.

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Kanika Sharma

CONTACT

kanika.s@nid.edu

INTEREST / APPROACH

HERE, NOW - This is an ever changing, ever dynamic state of existence, which engulfs us.
I am my notebook now and I was my shoes then, I’ll be my blue dress in sometime and may be my bagpack soon after that. My changing moods and fickle state of mind / my decisions and then indecisions / my moments of ease - anxiety – confusion– and then ease again. I change every moment……. like my facebook status.

The need and urge to freeze these dynamic fragments of time and space is my motivation for this project. I aim to photograph MOODS of people around me and myself. For me this is HERE, NOW.

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Nachiket Gujar

CONTACT

nachiket.g@nid.edu

INTEREST / APPROACH

Plain but tasty

I am residing in Amdavad (Ahmedabad). I like it here because People are soft and sweet. Also I’m impressed with the impressionist architectural style evident. The massive riverfront development is also one of the unique features of this place that strikes me. Most importantly the social life flourishes in the public spaces as hangouts or food joints or festive celebrations when alcohol is banned in Gujrat.

I shall like to bring in forth the essence of this place to the world by portraying people and/in their habitat.

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Soumyadip Ghosh

CONTACT

soumyadip.g@nid.edu

INTEREST / APPROACH

I consider retail built environment as a system of signification that gives symbolic expression to the cultural values of consumers. My effort is to look into the root causes of the changing culture and find out relations that how the retail and the real estate is taking a country forward economically or whether this growth is very superficial and not affecting the masses, to the present generation, shopping means much more than a mere necessity and malls are now fast becoming image benchmarks for communities. I would like my partners in other countries to do the same and we can juxtapose the pictures to create a photo essay, or mixed media of photo and video reflecting the effects of consumerism and real estate in different countries.

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Tushar Joshi

CONTACT

tushar.joshi@nid.edu

INTEREST / APPROACH

I would like to work on contemporary social issues arising in society especially amongst the youth, In this project I am looking forward to collaborate with sound designers photographers, video artist to make a multimedia experience, my area of work in collaboration would be Videography & Photography.

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