Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter

Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter

A collaborative project with his mother, Almborg's new work is looking at the role technology plays in our everyday lives.

Emanuel Almborg, The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side (2013). Care of The Whitechapel Gallery Website

Emanuel Almborg, The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side (2013). Care of The Whitechapel Gallery Website

I was attracted by this work for two reasons. Firstly the sense of collaboration which is an area I feel my work will explore further int he future. [My Grandmother's] Imaginary Museum was ac collaboration between me and my grandmother showing a parallel to the working process of this project. Secondly the research into technologies effects on us. What is the effect of technology on our memories? Do we rely to heavily on devices to store memories. I have mentioned before at music gigs for example that people spend the whole time filming songs to play back later rather than actually listening the song live. 

Exhibition view: The Whitechapel Gallery 2017

Exhibition view: The Whitechapel Gallery 2017

I am also intrigued that the exhibited work was actually images taken to show the group of school children using photography and clay to experiment with this idea of technology. The work was the collaboration and the images were a document taken with a 35mm film camera of the event. Is the collaboration the practise or is the document output the practise? Both?

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David Moore: The Lisa & John Project

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