Video Archive | Ports (6)

Florencia Pita & Jackilin Bloom...
Jackilin Bloom discusses projects with Florencia Pita, including the Keelung Port Terminal (2012), a modified Ikea stool for...
Allan Sekula
Allan Sekula discusses his book Fish Story, in which he explores in photographs and text the history of modern maritime...
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Allan Sekula describes the history and politics of ports, harbors and dockworkers over the course of the twentieth century. Some...
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Sekula describes some of the stories behind photographs in his book Fish Stories. His photographs document artifacts of...
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Sekula recounts his trip across the Atlantic aboard the Sealand Quality. He recounts the origin and history of the ship....
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Allan Sekula answers questions from the audience. Sekula discusses his obsessional relationship with his work, and the fate of...

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Jackilin Bloom discusses projects with Florencia Pita, including the Keelung Port Terminal (2012), a modified Ikea stool for LAXArt. Pita describes a project for a park in Chengdu, and a design for a swimming pool. Bloom describes another competition for a park in San Francisco, Maribor’s Land of Gables (2013), the Taichung Cultural Center (2013). Pita concludes with an in-depth discussion of their 2014 proposal for P.S. 1 as the culmination of their interest in color, printing and 2.5-D form.


Allan Sekula

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Allan Sekula discusses his book Fish Story, in which he explores in photographs and text the history of modern maritime life with an emphasis on the current political and cultural situation. He notes that corporate dis-investment has ended many shipping related industries in America. He notes the passing of a whole way of life. His main focus is the Port of Los Angeles, viewing it as an artifact of what the docklands used to be. He discusses Busan, South Korea, an ascendant maritime industry city. He discusses the idea of truth in documentary photography

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Margaret Crawford introduces Allan Sekula, characterizing him as a photographer working in opposition to contemporary...
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Allan Sekula answers the audience's questions. He admits perceiving the shippping world through his American background. Sekula...

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Allan Sekula describes the history and politics of ports, harbors and dockworkers over the course of the twentieth century. Some of the most significant strikes around the world in the 1920s and 1930s involved port workers. After World War II, ports were automated, and ships acquired “flags of convenience” so that that the labor could be outsourced and exploited. This coincided with the atrophy of the American shipbuilding industry, and the ascendancy of foreign maritime industries, such as Korea’s.


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Sekula describes some of the stories behind photographs in his book Fish Stories. His photographs document artifacts of the death of the shipbuilding industry in America. These physical artifacts document the corporate world’s decision to disown America in search of less regulation, less liability and higher profits.