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Talks & Seminars

Marianthi Lainas: A Step Away from the Screen

A talk by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Mari­anthi Lainas with Q&A.

Having spent most of her life living a stone’s throw from the coast, Responding to Light exhibitor Marianthi’s work is inspired by the transient beauty of the littoral landscape. At the dynamic edges of the land, the shore is in a constant state of flux. Temporary lines and textures are formed by wave and wind, the landscape reshaped twice daily.

For over 15 years, Marianthi used digital camera equipment to interpret these cycles of ebb and flow, but now works in a more ‘hands-on’ way. Setting aside her camera, she now uses lensless techniques, specifically cyanotype, working out at the tideline and exposing light sensitive papers to the dynamic elements of seawater, sand and sunlight.

Marianthi will talk about how she uses this process and how, in spite of the limitations of the medium, it has offered much creative freedom and inspiration. This more tactile approach has also extended to how Marianthi presents her work. She has spent some considerable time learning the art of bookbinding and embracing handmade photo-books as an alternative way.
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