In conversation

Artist Valentina Bonizzi in conversation with Elisa Adami, Joseph Delappe, Mark Dorrian and Isabella Streffen

Taking Herman Melville’s phrase from Moby Dick as the title and source of inspiration, the event invited an interdisciplinary panel of artists and researchers to discuss the representation of memory, new possibilities for the cartographic experience and what might constitute ‘true places’. The discussion revolved around themes as various as the relation between aerial photography and memory; uses of drone technologies; issues of truth and trust in relation to photographic representation; the abstraction of the aerial image; the interaction between views from above and below, as embodiment of a struggle between power and resistance; and the possibility of re-democratizing the aerial image.The event was moderated by Elisa Adami and Valentina Bonizzi and continued their conversation started in Centrespace on Sunday 01 March.

Supported by Cultural Documents, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, The University of Dundee,  departments of Philosophy and the Centre for Archives & Information Studies, IFSWW, Arts and Business Scotland.


  • Bonizzi Valentina
  • Date from: 4 March 2015
  • Date to: 4 March 2015
  • Dundee - Dundee Contemporary Arts, Centrespace at the Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland
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