Talk by Katherine Oktober Matthews
at 'Between Realities', 13/01/2017
'Between Realities' was a one-day symposium addressing diverse photographic positions,
which challenge the prevailing modes of visual representation and their supposed factual
depiction of reality through the photographic medium.
Several international artists had been invited, who in practice blur the borders between fact
and fiction, thus re-imagining and subverting the traditional visual conception of the documentary
The intention of the presentations was to open the discussion about the truth of an absolute
‘objective’ photographic replication of reality. Is the reproduction of a pictorial unadulterated
‘objective truth’ an erroneous belief, a goal neither viable nor desirable?