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Small Stories Bigger Picture (Visual Storytelling)

Small Stories Bigger Picture
MOTI Museum of the Image, Breda, NL
September 13 – December 16, 2012

Curators: Sven Ehmann (Gestalten) and Dennis Elbers (MOTI)
Statement: «Who doesn’t want to fly like a bird? And who doesn’t want to witness that? Human Bird wings, a portrait of the fictitious character Jarno Smeets and his attempts to learn how to fly went viral and went on to become an international internet sensation. Artist Floris Kaayk’s film was a world-class hoax: seen, shared and forwarded by millions, the clever YouTube movie turned out to fascinate the entire world.
We are living in a culture of images, a society where we are increasingly communicating through images rather than through language. We are visual biographers of our experiences, ideas and interests. Small Stories Bigger Picture portrays how professional image-makers share their visual stories with us from many different perspectives. Personal fascinations, registrations, analyses and provocations all create a portrait of our society’s era.
Visitors will get to discover how visual stories can stimulate people and inspire them to live a more aware life. In Small Stories Bigger Picture you will see image-makers playing the part of poet, journalist, research and agent provocateur.Visitors will literally get an aerial view of three auditoriums packed with photography, movies and design.
Small Stories Bigger Picture […] is the result of a collaboration between BredaPhoto, Graphic Design Festival Breda, the Huis voor Beeldcultuur (House of Image Culture) and MOTI.»
List of participants includes: Peter Orntoft (DEN), Floris Kaayk (NL), Kyungwoo Chun (KR) Vahram Muratyan (FR), Superfertile (GB), Francesco Franchi (IT), Sanne de Wilde (BE), Donald Weber (CAN), Xavier Barrade (FR), Nicholas Felton (USA), Chris de Bode (NL), Annelys de Vet (BE), Ji Lee (VS) en Christien Meindertsma (NL)

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