Page 96 - Postcard from Paris (Series Hemispheres)
Curator / Art Direction: Scott MacLeay
Curator Scott MacLeay chatting with Juliana Stringhini at the opening of the exhibition on November 11th, 2017
I am proud to have been asked by Marco Giacomelli to handle both the curatorial and musical composition responsibilities for this brilliant exhibition
MacLeay's experimentation with the fragmentation and stratification of images continues
A brief extract from the film FRAGMENTS CYCLES SONS: AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT MACLEAY produced a Dutch cultural documentary team on the occasion of my multimedia exhibition during the 1982 Biennale Month of Photography in Paris. This extract was made from a 30 year-old U-matic copy of the original tape and so the quality has suffered considerably. Couldn't afford a studio those first years in Paris and so I had to transform our living room every time I wanted to work. It is amusing to see how my conceptual preoccupations have remained relatively unchanged even if the processes I employ underwent considerable development over the years.
This was my second participation in the Biennale. In 1980, I participated in the exhibition “Avant-Garde” at the Galérie Ufficio dell’Arte / Créatis. There was to be a third participation in 1988 as part of the spectacular group exhibition “Splendeurs et Misères du Corps” with Richard Avedon, Duane Micheals, Ralph Gibson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Manuel Alvarez bravo, Mario Cravo Neto, Joel-Peter Within, Jan Saudek, Elliot Erwitt, Bettina Rheims and several others at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Director: Ferdinand Ronteltap
Lighting / Cameraman: Leonard Huybers
Music for the Exhibition: Lydia Domencich, François Raffinot
Gallery Lighting: Manuel Bernard, Yves Chamberet
Translation: Marielle Villard
Special thanks to the American Center for Artists in Paris, the Galérie Créatis, laboratories photographique Central Color, l’association “Ouverture”, Rotterdam Video Centre, Ton Lutgerink
Documentation of the slow-scan image exchange in January 1981 between the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in Boston and the American Center for Artists in Paris. The project was directed by Don Foresta and Aldo Tambelllini. I had just founded the Photography Department at the American Center and was very proud to have been asked by Don Foresta, Director of the Center for Media Art to be a member of the Project Team in charge of photography on the Paris side. I was later to become the Director of the Center for Media Art and Photography at the American Center in Paris and continue the valuable work begun by Don Foresta and Anne Marie Stein.
This video document was made by Vin Grabill ©1981 Vin Grabill, C.A.V.S. / M.I.T.
Palestra de Scott MacLeay: Foto Festival 2015 Balneário Camboriú
Palestra / Bate papo em torno da exposição Hotel Esplêndido de Laura Fonseca com a artista e o curador da exposição Scott MacLeay.
Lecture / Encounter concerning Laura Fonseca’s exhibition Hotel Esplêndido with the artist and the exhibition's curator Scott MacLeay.
Olhares Universitários # 27 : entrevista no contexto de uma palestra na UNIVALI Itajaí
Artigo na seção Arte & Cultura de Jurerê News (Junho 2015) sobre o trabalho de Scott MacLeay et o lançamento do seu livro "Pensar, Sentir, Ver".