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Ding Gerrous x SEYMOUR+

Special Event:
Transparent Mirrors
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

3pm – 5:30pm


41 Bd de Magenta

75010 Paris


Admission: FREE
Participation to this event is free. The experience is the primary goal, but if you would like to keep the very unique photographic portrait that Ding will be creating of you, please bring a 25€ donation in exchange.
+ This event can accommodate a maximum of 10 participants.
To register, please send an email to: contact@seymourprojects.com
+ Merci de noter:
Ding parlera en Anglais, mais Melissa sera sur place pour traduire certaines choses si besoin.
We are pleased to announce that Ding Gerrous will be at SEYMOUR+ on Sunday the 2nd of April, 2017 from 3pm-5:30pm 
Ding Gerrous is a photographer renowned for his exquisite Wet Plate Collodion images. This fascinating process, a throw back to pre-technological times, offers unique and beautiful photographs. Ding works with an ‘old-fashioned’ large format camera and handles the entire process manually; from cleaning the glass, pouring the collodion layer, silver sensitization, exposure, development, fix, and rinse. The result, on a sheet of transparent glass, is nothing short of magic.
Ding grew up on the rough streets of Manila in the Philippines. His childhood undoubtedly helped shape not only his identity, but his creativity as well. Before moving to France he spent a number of years as an educator for Manila street children, teaching them literacy, self-care and self-expression.
For this intimate special event at SEYMOUR+ space, Ding will begin by speaking briefly about his own life and creative philosophy, before inviting each of the 10 participants to pose for a very special portrait. While each person sits privately with Ding, the rest of the group will be led by Melissa Unger through a hand-drawn self-portrait exercise until their turn comes up.
The experience of keeping still and posing for this type of ‘long exposure’ portrait will give you an opportunity to explore the juncture between the self that you consciously project and the one that you subconsciously keep hidden; helping you perhaps to find better balance.
Ding states: “These portraits are a powerful metaphor for the human experience. Captured on glass, they embody vulnerability, fragility… and are paradoxically both brittle and enduring.”