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Shirin Nesnat

Iranian

http://www.artnet.com/artists/shirin-neshat/

 

Shirin is best known for films which explore the relationship between women and the religious and cultural value systems of Islam. I appreciate her firm perspective as a female artist. Her abstract narrative way leads her work towards an allegorical effect, which is similar to the expressway I have explored.

Elina Brotherus

Norse

http://www.elinabrotherus.com

 

Elina has left me a deep impression since I started to do my first photography work. The way she tells the story of the relationship between her hometown Norway and herself usually accompany with a peaceful but absurd style. Her performance in those images gives me a new vision of shooting. Using a peaceful picture to reach the cockles of people's heart as  her is the thing I have been expected to do.

 

 

 

 

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YOU ARE HERE

-Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

by Katharine Harmon

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/361295.You_Are_Here

 

Mapmaking fulfills one of our deepest desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not show just about geographies but also can tell stories from heaven to hell, from happiness to despair or from moods to bodies.

 

This book broke my inherent cognition and use of maps. Which means other forms of media can also be treated in this way when I am creating. It contributed a lot to my investment towards Psychogeography.

Doris Salcedo

Columbian

http://www.artnet.com/artists/doris-salcedo/

 

 

Salcedo evokes the absence of those lost to violent conflicts, both in her country and abroad.Her works collaborate well with old objects and individual’s memory. 

Her work showed in WhiteCube recently developed the possibility of writting. Confront the word itself can also be a powerful conversation.

Alfred Hitchcock

English

Hitchcock's films were extensively storyboarded to the finest detail. He planned his scripts in detail with the writing. <The Birds> created a suspenseful atmosphere through the montage way.

I learned a lot from his use of semiotic elements.

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