‘The camera is never neutral.’

This week, we spoke to filmmaker and photographer Melanie Manchot about truth, agency, the magic of the dark room, and the ontology of the selfie. Interview by Prerona Prasad. Should we start with the photographic series called The Ladies? How did the project come about? How did you decide where you were going to takeContinue reading “‘The camera is never neutral.’”

Juliette Losq: A benign vision of an apocalyptic future

This week, we spoke to award-winning artist Juliette Losq about Cambridge, surviving art school, and the importance of being true to your voice. Interview by Prerona Prasad. I was introduced to your work by Laura Dennis, Curator of the Newnham College Art Collection. We were borrowing a work by Christiana Herringham, a watercolourist and temperaContinue reading “Juliette Losq: A benign vision of an apocalyptic future”

‘The extraordinary and moving thing is that everybody has been prepared to stand still and wait. It’s not easy for anybody.’

Interview by Prerona Prasad After reminding ourselves what day of the week it was, and sharing our new-found belief in the sanctity of weekends, the artist Cathy de Monchaux and I discussed chance, accounting for creative time, our very personal relationships with books, and sitting still in the lockdown. The work in WE ARE HEREContinue reading “‘The extraordinary and moving thing is that everybody has been prepared to stand still and wait. It’s not easy for anybody.’”

‘I am convinced that Cambridge would benefit so much if every College had an artist in residence.’

When the artist Yelena Popova spoke to Prerona Prasad about her art and influences. Yelena Popova is a Nottingham-based artist of Russian origin. Trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School and the Royal College of Art, London, Popova’s practice is wide ranging, including painting, digital projections, and installations. Since her residency at Girton College (2016-17),Continue reading “‘I am convinced that Cambridge would benefit so much if every College had an artist in residence.’”

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