Orchestra of Disorientation

 

 Created for The Collectives Encounter

Part of the FORMAT International Photography Festival 2011
curated by Yasmina Reggard

a film by The Photography Collective
Edited & Directed by George Benson

The Collectives Encounter seeks to challenge the preconceived ideas of what it is to be a flaneur and how best to represent, as a collective of thirteen photographers, our multitude of views. The film is a catalyst for discussion on the validity, identity, reality and role of the flaneur in modern society and the world today.

The concept of the cycle is central to our work with the flaneur as someone who sees moments in a continuous passing cycle. The cycle of day and night; the cycle of motion; people; flow and characters all intertwined – a cacophony of melodies and words, experiences and feelings.

Susan Sontag wrote that the flaneur ‘is gazing on other people’s reality‘.

In this recreation though reality has be reconstituted, no longer even just the gaze of one flaneur and their interpretation of reality, but a new reality of the recreation of the disorienting orchestra of the cycle of modern life that the editor chooses to conduct, or not.

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The Photography Collective is a fusion of photographers who have a resolute desire to come together to create new opportunities and innovative visual art work, pushing both the ideas of concepts within photography but also the realms of exhibition formats, space and media.

The Photography Collective are: George Benson, Jo Hallington, Jaskirt Dhaliwal, Martin Pickard, Prabhjot Virdi-Smith, Jane Baker, Tanya Upton, Peter Razell, Rita Fletcher, Gunhild Thomson, Jasroop Grewal, Laus Kesseler, John Garghan