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Call for Proposals Trigger #2: Uncertainty

The School of Speculative Documentary (associated with KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent in Belgium) and FOMU (Photography Museum, Antwerp) are currently collaborating for the publication with Fw: Books of Trigger #2 on the issue of UNCERTAINTY:

What if we allow speculation, messiness and befoggedness to set the conditions for documentary gestures and practices?

Contemporary documentary practice has a crucial role to play within art, mainstream media and activism. It constitutes less a genre, and more ‘a critical method’ in its own right. How can we rethink the documentary attitude conceptually, formally and methodologically? Uncertainty has become documentary’s given. What if this unfinished business of the documentary, creates even more possibilities for speculation and imagination? How can we make decentralized, deformatted and polycentric documentaries, even if we assume that we will never fully succeed?

Trigger #2 aims to explore the potentials, the problems and paradoxes of an openly speculative documentary.

Its printed magazine will be launched during Paris Photo in November 2020. In addition, the contributions will all be published in time on this platform.

We are now soliciting articles!

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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.

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