Bestyrelsens beretning for 2016

Bemærk venligst: Denne beretning dækker kun et halvt år omhandlende perioden juni 2016 og året ud. Det skyldes, at foreningen på sidste generalforsamling den 2. juni besluttede fremover at flytte generalforsamlingen fra juni til januar.

 

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Formanden afgiver beretning ved LFFs Genreralforsamling 25. januar. Foto:Kitt Boding-Jensen

I perioden har vi 2. juni på Gentofte Hovedbibliotek afholdt seminaret: ‘Troublesome Pictures Representing the Colonial Past’. Den ydre anledning var det fokus, der er på det koloniale ved 100 året for afgivelsen af De Vestindiske Øer til USA i 2017. For første gang afholdt vi et engelsksproget seminar, og tog samtidig streamingteknologi i brug ved at live-streame fra seminaret. Det fungerede rigtig godt.

Bestyrelsen har også i løbet af 2016 sonderet muligheden for at deltage i Folkemødet på Bornholm juni 2017. Der tænkes her konkret på muligheden for et samarbejde om et arrangement med Danmarks Biblioteksforening. Baggrunden er, at der på Folkemødet allerede tages temaer op som er helt på linje med de temaer, der arbejdes med og diskuteres i LFF, for eksempel copyright, retten til eget billede, delingsprakisser og konsekvenser – som det vil være givtigt at give et konkret foto og film fokus.

LFF har fortsat det nordiske samarbejde med løbende dialog med vores nordiske partnere med spredning af information om seminarer og andet. Ligesom LFF spreder nyheder om relevante nordiske kurser til sine medlemmer. For tiden er LFFs dialogpartnere i Norden: Preuss Museum i Norge, Finlands Fotografiske Museum, Nordiska Museet i Stockholm og Nationalmuseet i Island. Stockholms Läns Museum og det nævnte svenske projekt, Living Archives, har vi løbende kontakt til. Med ønsket om at styrke samarbejdet over Øresund var bestyrelsen på besøg på Malmø Stadsarkiv og Malmø Museum den 23. august, hvor vi også afholdt bestyrelsesmøde.

LFF har igen i år fulgt ophavsretsforhandlingerne med Copydan og haft fingeren på pulsen i forhold til ny forhandlinger med genbrug af film til udgivelse som video on demand på nettet med fx Nordisk Film.  Bestyrelsen ser foreningens rolle som rådgivende og informerende i disse sager – og som evt. baggrund for afholdelse af nye kurser og seminarer, hvor relaterede problematikker diskuteres.  Aftalen med Copydan er i øvrigt nu på plads.

LFF på sociale medier har haft lidt udvidede aktivitet med løbende og hyppige opdateringer med nyheder af relevans for medlemmerne og de, der følger os der. Vi har konti på facebook, flickr og twitter, samt nærværende blog. Det øgede fokus har givet os lidt flere følgere og forhåbentlig også lokket flere deltagere til de analoge arrangementer.

Samlet er vurderingen, at det har været travlt år i LFF med fin opbakning til foreningens arrangementer. Det er dog vigtigt, at vores aktiviteter koordineres, så de ikke ligger samtidig med arrangementer med lignende udbydere/ andre foreninger og netværk.

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LFF Summer Seminar 2016 – New Paper

Family photographs from Dutch East Indies: Visual repatriation and nostalgia

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Foto: Yayoi Collectie Tropenmuseum

Museums are increasingly embracing new digital possibilities for collaborating with communities. This presentation examines the digitization project, Foto zoekt familie (photo seeks family) at the Tropenmuseum in the Netherlands, which aimed at visual repatriation of family photographs from the former colony Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). The presentation makes use of Svetlana Boym’s distinction between restorative nostalgia and reflective nostalgia in order to examine memory work around the photographs performed by postcolonial migrant communities in the Netherlands.

Randi Marselis, Associate Professor in Cultural Encounters, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University

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LFF Summer Seminar 2016 – new paper

The Colonial Sublime: The Nature in/of History in Daniel Dencik’s The Gold Coast (2015)

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This paper discusses how Daniel Dencik’s fictionalized historical feature film The Gold Coast (2015) engages with the history and historiography of Danish colonialism and participation in the transatlantic slave trade. Through an analysis of the role of nature in the film’s engagement with colonial history, I suggest the importance of a critical examination of what I call the colonial sublime in historical representation of colonialism today.

Mathias Danbolt is an Assistant professor at University of Copenhagen.

 

 

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Plakat til vores seminar 2.Juni 2016 – der er stadig plads!

LFF PLAKAT 5 (3)

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Refiguring Greenland: No just ice and wild nature, peopled by tough sealers and hunters.

A New Ethno-Aesthetics in Contemporary Photo-Based Art

mette sandbye

With few exceptions the visual image of Greenland transmitted through photography has been highly stereotypical: ice and wild nature, peopled by tough sealers and hunters. Recently, however, new narratives have begun emerging among contemporary artists, many of whom use photography in radically new ways to construct an alternative “ethno-aesthetics”, to use Pia Arke’s term. This paper presents two such works, published almost simultaneously: Pia Arke’s Scoresbysundhistorier (2003)/Stories from Scoresbysund (2010) and Julie Edel Hardenberg’s Den stille mangfoldighed/The Quiet Diversity (2005).

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Refiguring Greenland: Not just ice and wild nature, peopled by sealers and hunters.

A New Ethno-Aesthetics in Contemporary Photo-Based Art

mette sandbye

Photo: Julie Edel Hardenberg: The Quiet Diversity, 2005.

A talk by  Mette Sandbye, Professor of Photography Studies and Head of department at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.

With few exceptions the visual image of Greenland transmitted through photography has been highly stereotypical: ice and wild nature, peopled by tough sealers and hunters. Recently, however, new narratives have begun emerging among contemporary artists, many of whom use photography in radically new ways to construct an alternative “ethno-aesthetics”, to use Pia Arke’s term. This paper presents two such works, published almost simultaneously: Pia Arke’s Scoresbysundhistorier (2003)/Stories from Scoresbysund (2010) and Julie Edel Hardenberg’s Den stille mangfoldighed/The Quiet Diversity (2005).

 

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Present – and yet Unseen

How Images Speak: National Museum artefact DVI6030, and its affects

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There is an early 20th century photograph in the National Museum collection, which represents a woman of African descent holding a white Danish child. Although she commands the image, and the viewer’s attention, she is not cited or recognised in any of the descriptive metadata. In this way she is both present and absent. How does this photograph articulate a wider politics of representation as it relates to blackness and visible difference in Denmark? This paper will explore some answers to this question.

Dr Temi Odumosu – Living Archives Research Project, Malmö University, Sweden

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Troublesome Pictures – Invitation to LFF Summer Seminar 2016

SK-A-2931LFF Summer Seminar 2016

Troublesome Pictures
Representing the Colonial Past

2nd June, 2016

Gentofte Hovedbibliotek,
Øregårdssalen, Ahlmans Alle 6, Gentofte

Images depicting former colonies have shaped and continue to inform interpretations of the past. Libraries, museums, archives all collect images, but also communicate them in various ways, taking part in the constant construction of colonial visual history.

At the seminar we discuss the creation, circulation, registration and interpretation of images. The keynote concerns Rijksmuseum’s current project on changing offensive metadata as part of the museum’s dealings with colonial past. Three talks investigate the representation of the colonies in exhibitions by The National Museum, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark and The Royal Library from various perspectives. A series of research papers present critiques of historical and contemporary photography, film and TV-serials.

Get updated. Be inspired. Share your own ideas and projects on the colonial past with colleagues. Take part in the discussion.

The seminar language is English.

Program

10.00 – 10.30     Registration, coffee, and bread

10.30 – 12.15
Colonial History in the Rijksmuseum        
Maria Holtrop, Junior Curator, History Department of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

How Images Speak: National Museum Artefact DVI6030, and Its Affects
Dr Temi Odumosu, Living Archives Research Project, Malmö University

Human Cargo. The Representation of Slave Trade at the Maritime Museum of Denmark
Ulla Tofte, Director, CEO, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Elsinore

Discussion (45 min)

12.15 – 13.00     Lunch

13.00 – 14.00
Family Photographs from Dutch East Indies: Visual Repatriation and Nostalgia
Randi Marselis, Associate Professor in Cultural Encounters, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University

Refiguring Greenland: A New Ethno-Aesthetics in Contemporary Photo-Based Art
Mette Sandbye, Professor of Photography Studies and Head of Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

Portraits and Postcards from a Changing Island: Emilie Langkjaer a Female Photographer on St. Croix
Anne Walbom, President of the Danish West Indian Society

Discussion (15 min)

14.00 – 14.30     Coffee

14.30 – 15.30
The Colonial Sublime: The Nature in/of History in Daniel Dencik’s The Gold Coast (2015)
Mathias Danbolt, Assistant professor, University of Copenhagen (15 min)

Postcards from Paradise? Towards an Exhibition on the Colonial Past
Sarah Giersing, Research Librarian, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Troublesome Assumptions: ‘Christmas Calendars’, Colonial Stereotypes and the Eye and Mind of the Beholder
Lars-M. Sørensen, PhD, Head of Research Unit, Danish Film Institute

Discussion (15 min)

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Registration:

Fee: (incl. lunch, cake, beverages)

Members: 475,- D. kr not member: 675,- D. kr Studentes: 300,- D kr. 

Binding registration  May. 30 to the treasurer of LFF Niels Løgager Nielsen: nielslog@yahoo.dk

Remember name and EAN number (if you got one). Cancellation only within 3 days before seminar date.

Questions about the seminar: Please contact Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer (LFF board and the Royal Library): mkkm@kb.dk

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#lff16 #troublesomepics

Painting:  Jonge Vrouw, Simon Maris, apx 1906, Rijkmuseum.

 

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