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The String of Pearls

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Title: The String of Pearls
Creator: Hamilton, Kerstin
Issue Date: 2015
Published in: Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Switzerland and Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
Publication type: artistic work
Keywords: Labour
power structures
String of Pearls
infrastructure developments
visual sociology
Summary: The String of Pearls is a photography based art work that addresses questions of labour, capital and power structures. It has been presented both as exhibition and as a collaborative book project.
Supported by: Fotohof
Description of project: The String of Pearls is a photography based artwork that addresses questions of capitalism and power structures. Hamilton visited the fishing village Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka on several occasions to follow the changes that the community was undergoing. As China re-emerges as a superpower and Western hegemony wanes, the Indian Ocean has become a geopolitical nexus. In the centre of this new map lies Hambantota. The Hambantota region has undergone rapid changes as a result of large inves... more
Type of work: Artistic work
Description of work included: During the autumn 2015, The String of Pearls (with The Hambantota Connection) was exhibited at two different venues: 2015-08-28 - 2015-09-20 as part of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in Switzerland. The theme of the festival was ‘Adoptation’ and the festival selected works relating to issues such as the future of our contemporary societies and recent political changes. The selection of artists aimed to reveal trends in emerging Swiss and international photography. 2015-09-25 - 2015-11-07 the work was exhibited at Fotohof in an exhibition bringing together three young Swedish fine art photographers.
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For more information about the related book The Hambantota Connection: Constructing Landscapes, Contesting Modernity see
Appears in Collections:Artistic Works from Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts / Konstnärliga arbeten från Konstnärliga fakulteten
Artistic Works / Konstnärliga arbeten Akademin Valand (jul 2012-)



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