photo is by Étienne-Jules Marey

Un-Making Image is an ongoing long term project taking place in Rotterdam, that looks critically at the processes and tools of image-making.  By broadening and introducing an inclusive notion of ‘image’, it investigates the role it plays in relations of power, to activate a discourse on matters of local socio-political and historical relevance. 

The discussions and research culminate in a series of public events as well as a series of corresponding publications. Artists, writers, photographers, architects, philosophers, enthusiasts, etc, all welcome to join the discussion. Follow for updates and details: UN–MAKING IMAGE blog.
In its first year, it consisted of two main themes including “Optics; Photography in its Entirety” and “Image and Power”. In its second year, the series broadened the notion of image from solely the realm of the visual, to a general and inclusive one where other forms of imagery like mental or verbal image making (and their socio-political implications), could also be collectively discussed.

The project Un-Making Image is kindly supported by Gemeente Rotterdam, through Subsidie Visuele Kunsten program

︎Hosting institutions
TENT RotterdamWitte de With Center for Contemporary ArtsStichting Stad in de Maak

Price for full set of eleven print publications 10 €.

Un-Making Image Session #1: Optics, photography in its entirety
Alireza Abbasy, Golnar Abbasi
Stichting Stad in de Maak

Un-Making Image Session #4: BOOK LAUNCH, Amateur Photography and the ‘Wife’
Sarmad Platform
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Arts

Un-Making Image Session #10: “Prince, a Dialogue for One Voice”
Alireza Abbasy
TENT Rotterdam

Un-Making Image Session #11: “The Book of the Eye”
Dirar Kalash
Stichting Stad in de Maak