The system of objects
The system of objects. Free workshop by Daniel Stier
Things that surround us and their representation in photography.
Fabrica hosts a free workshop and an exhibition by the German photographer Daniel Stier. He has worked for clients such as Volkswagen, Sony, Orange and Norwegian; his projects have been featured in Wallpaper, W Magazine, The Guardian, GQ, The New York Times, Dazed&Confused, Colors, Esquire and exhibited internationally in London, Paris, New York and Copenhagen. Stier’s still compositions, although rigorously produced, playfully lead and mislead viewers by mixing reality and fiction. Celebrating the details and the journey of discovery is fundamental to his work.
Tuesday March 6: from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
Wednesday March 7: from 10.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday March 8: from 10.00am to 6.00pm
We live in a world of leisure and mass media which produces an alienation of conspicuous consumption. There is a fundamental shift from utilising objects that are necessary, to desiring objects that are unnecessary. Great parts of our lives are filled with the manipulation of commodities and messages to support this system of consumption. Consuming, organisation and display of these goods have taken over our lives; Jimmy Choo Shoes, the open plan kitchen with granite counter top, the iPhone X aren’t just objects but codes or signs (Baudrillard).
In this workshop we will analyse our relation to the things that we live with and what it can tell us about our lives. By photographing chosen objects of significance each participant will create a personal work about his/her relationship to the material world. We will also look at genres of product photography from advertising through to Fine Art, Still Life Photography and positions of historical and contemporary photographers.
Maximum number of participants: 15
It’s required to bring a digital camera
Participation subject to availability. Please book your seat at: firstname.lastname@example.org