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Launch Trigger magazine

Thursday, 28 November 2019 from 19:00-22:30
Fotomuseum Antwerpen - FOMU

• 19.00: doors

• 19:15: Launch Trigger

o Short presentation of the new publication platform Trigger + its first printed issue on ‘impact’, by FOMU’s director Elviera Velghe, publisher FW:Books/Amsterdam & Trigger’s editorial team

o Panel talk: author Wilco Versteeg, author Alberto García del Castillo and KABK’s guest-editor Donald Weber, look back on their essays for Trigger nr. 1 and zoom in on the what and why of ‘Impact’. Artistic director of the Biennale de l’Image Possible (BIP) and master coordinator of photography at KASK School of Arts Ghent, Anne-Françoise Lesuisse, joins them for a short talk about the dominant and possible truths/gazes in photography.

o Queen Nikkolah, by Laura Nsengiyumva

o Impact Performance by the Master students ‘Photography & Society’ of KABK, The Hague

o In loop: Video of Walter Costa reading his published ‘Manifesto for the future of Latin-American photobooks’

• 21:00: Art historian and curator Fleur van Muiswinkel in conversation with the visual artist Jelena Jureša. Followed by the film screening of Jureša’s Aphasia (80’). Aphasia adds a range of ‘impactful’ themes to the first issue of Trigger. One of the possible leads in the film is the impact of Ron Haviv’s (voilent) photo taken in Bijeljina, in 1992. The whole film – in the words of Rolf Quaghebeur – ‘zooms in on objectification and dehumanisation processes, among other themes, while at the same time shedding light on the roles played by photography and film’.
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Published entirely in English, both as an online platform and an annual printed publication in collaboration with Fw:Books (Amsterdam).

As an online platform, it was launched on Thursday November 7, 2019.

Trigger nr.1: Impact is sold through the museum shop for € 16.

It mainly originates from and is supported by FOMU, the museum of photography in Antwerp, Belgium.

In its first year, it is sponsored by Flanders State of the Art.