Image as Location

Image as Location is a Bay Area festival (October 16, 2014 - October 26, 2014) that explores the relationship between people, pictures, and places brought to you by Books in Browsers, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, swissnex San Francisco, and the UC Berkeley Center for New Media.


At Image as Location, an international group of experts discuss and visualize how images define locations. Through exhibitions, conferences and workshops, artists, theorists and technologists from Europe and the Americas will question how we are shaped by the images of our world.

Two French speakers will take part in this conference (October 22nd, 2014).

Jérôme Delormas, Director of the Parisian museum La Gaîté Lyrique, will be presenting how La Gaîté Lyrique is more than just a location: it produces and publishes images at the heart of the cultural landscape of the city of Paris. The location now becomes the material for the creation of innovative images in the age of new digital cultures.

French artist Xavier Lucchesi reflects on how images help reveal the hidden interiority of the human body, by the use of X-rays and scanners. Xavier Lucchesi defines himself as a photographer with no camera, thanks to these scientific and medical devices which enable him to catch an artistic glimpse inside the unknown.

Registration for the conference is required.


Festival Schedule

NewHive Exhibition
October 16 — October 24 | Free and Open to the Public
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Opening Reception Thursday, October 16, 6:30 PM | RSVP

Xavier Lucchesi Exhibition
Friday, October 17 — Sunday, October 26 | Free and Open to the Public
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
- Opening Reception Friday, October 17, 6:30 PM | Free and Open to the Public
- Closing Reception Sunday, October 26, 11:00 AM | Free and Open to the Public

Xavier Lucchesi Artist Talk
Monday, October 20, 6:30 PM | Free and Open to the Public
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

The Placemakers Exhibition
October 21 — November 14 | Free and Open to the Public
swissnex San Francisco
Opening Reception Tuesday, October 21 6:30 PM | RSVP

Image as Location Conference
Wednesday, October 22 9:00 AM | RSVP
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Books in Browsers Conference
Thursday, October 23 — Friday, October 24 9:00 AM | RSVP
Hackathon Saturday, October 25 10:00 AM | RSVP
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

More information on the festival available on the Image as Location website.

Last modified on 23/09/2014

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