Wednesday, November 21, 2012

“It’s not good enough” available online!

TA collective proudly presents next issue of EINmagazine available on EINmagazine website.

            -“It’s not good enough” is a thief. It robs you of confidence. It tells you that what you do is shit, that it doesn’t compare well to the work that is out there. Maybe you are shit and your work is not good enough. Not good enough for whom, for what? - *

We invited 16 young international photographers to create photographic projects on the topic during a 3 week residency “EINlab: Interact!” in February–March 2012. Each of them tackled the issue from a different perspective, based on their own artistic vision, personal experience and reflection.


Una Stade, Aljaž Celarc, Ieva Raudsepa, Agata Poniatowska, Agnese Mūrniece, Katryn Branicka, Katarina Jazbec, Katarina Sočan, Agata Zubrzycka, Francesco Cascavilla, Paweł Starzec, Elsa Thorp, Wei Hsu, Liga Spunde


* exerpt from editorial by Aleks Slota

Sunday, March 11, 2012

EIN Lab: Interact! Final Evaluation

After the final exhibition the participants and facilitators got together to evaluate the three weeks that they spent together. We shared our opinions in an open setting and discussed what when well and what could be improved. Then we ate a delicious Indian dinner together. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

EIN Lab: Interact! Exhibition

The final exhibition on March 11th was a great success, with 17 photographers showing the results of three weeks of hard work. 

Installation view

Friday, March 9, 2012

EINlab: Discuss! final presentation of projects

Today we met an von Holleben for the discussion of the final results of the projects that were created during the EINlab:Interact! the 3 week residency workshops. The participants showed works that will be published in the EINmagazine. Some of the works are presented on the exhibition tonight in EIn studio at Liebig 12.

Preparing Exhibition

Trying to figure out the way to install the works.

the exhibition is ready for the opening.

EINlab: culturia | artist talk

EINlab: Interact! organised an event open to the public. In collaboration with other based in Berlin residency programme Culturia, we organised project presentations with 3 international artists working with photography: Laurianne Bixhain , Jake Brooks and Hannah Goldstein, which followed with a panel discussion moderated by Aleks Slota and Ania Pabiś from TA collective.

Before the presentations, everyone had some time to introduce and get to know each other.

Then Andrzej Raszyk, Ania Pabis and Aleks Slota (from left) welcomed all the guests and introduced the Culturia and EINlab: Interact! to the public:

culturia is a unique residency programme. It exists as both an artist residency and a non-material collection of artists and researchers involved in a deeper way of thinking about art. It is a place for exchanging knowledge, sharing personal beliefs & aesthetic strategies and is open to artists and researchers working in various disciplines

The “EIN lab: Interact!” is a 3 week residency workshops that brought together 16 young and creative people from Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Latvia to create individual photographic series and who will be assisted by 4 Youth leaders. Through photography and creativity workshops they will develop their portfolios and gain tangible/marketable job skills all this is aimed to alleviate youth unemployment in an exciting setting.

Participating artists (from left to right): 
Jake Brooks
 Laurianne Bixhain 
Hannah Goldstein 

After the presentations, the audience involved in a panel discussion with the artists. 
They discussed such topics as authorship in art, contemporary ways of displaying photography, and  what's the place of ethics in art.

After the event we could all relax and talk with artists personally.