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Winners of the 2019 CCP Membership Drive lottery CCP welcomes Michael McCormack New Director Appointed at the Centre for Contemporary Photography Photography is old, is new and is the future CCP Board acknowledges legacy of Director Artist and Curator Talks Behind the scenes of Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae 30 June Is Approaching – Donate Now! Symposium: The Transit Lounge Leica People's Choice Award New Photographic Folio Critique Program Sign Of The Times Ccp Youth Education—Senior Secondary & Tertiary Manit Sriwanichpoom: The Lambs Of God Call for proposals Teachers Professional Development Program 2008 Kodak Salon People’S Choice Award 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Closing Soon Meet The Artist - Bindi Cole Up Against The Wall: Thinking Jeff Wall Intensive Photographic Workshops Macquarie Group Foundation Education Programs Careers in Photography Seminar Scanned and Drawn Lanier Zine Project - Ccp Term 3 Holiday Program 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Winner Photographic Folio Critique Program Anne Zahalka’s The Bathers (1989) A Grand Success End of Year Gallery Education Program Free Artist Talk: Saturday 11 October, 1.30PM Ccp Film Appreciation Night: Black, White + Gray Ccp 2008 Free Lecture Series Special Event: You Don’T Have To Call It Music Disquiet Book Launch and Photographic Exhibition 2009 Kodak Salon - Entries close 6 March 2009 Photography Courses with Les Walkling No-BUDGET Staged Photography Workshop Ccp Lecture - Editioning: Photography and Video Ccp School Holiday Program Ccp Professional Development Program National call for entries: Closing 5 June 2009 National Call For Entries: Closing 29 May 2009 Ccp Lectures Now Available As Podcasts Flash Issue 1 2009 Now Online Ccp Members' Evening Want Feedback On Your Photography Folio? Ccp Closed This Sunday 24 May 2009 Flash Issue 3 2009 Now Online Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award 2009 Ccp/RMIT University Lecture Series National Indigenous Photographers' Forum 2009 Ccp Limited Edition Print 2009 Simryn Gill: Inland — Free Public Programs 2010 Kodak Salon - Entries Now Closed An Introduction to Portrait Lighting Workshop Ccp 2010 Annual Report Ccp/MONASH University Lecture 2010 Ccp Lecture Series Event Horizon Lecture Fieldtrip to Inner City Contemporary Art Spaces Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair Ccp Limited Edition Print 2010 Fundraiser Duelle Video Void Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair 2010 Public Program: Hidden and in plain view Ccp Summer School For Kids Is Photography Global? Book Launch At Ccp 2012 Courses with Les Walkling Face a l'histoire Members' Evening George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future Kodak Careers In Photography The Art of Self-promotion on the Web Upcoming Exhibitions Ccp 25TH Anniversary Limited Edition Print Happy 25th Birthday Ccp! Change Of Date: Patricia Piccinini Artist Talk Public Program Photography as Crime Nelson Alexander Foundation Day Serious Invasion of Privacy Job Opportunity Celebrating Emeritus Chair William Lasica Taking Photographs 'in Public' Nikon Ccp Members' Evening with Bruce Postle Video Diaries New Bindi Cole Work Launched Ccp Limited Edition Print 2012 Focus On Ccp Shop Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour and online resource Ccp Declares at the Fair Free Online Resources For Vce Studio Arts Exams Ccp 2012 Lecture Series Fast Professional Development Day For Teachers Be a part of the 2012 Kodak Salon exhibition Unpicking the Constructed Photograph Crewdson Nights Mobile Minds - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Public Program: What makes a great photograph? Robert Rooney Movie Night Ccp Video 2010 Kodak Salon 2010 Kodak Salon Winners Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks Around Photography: An Artists' Forum Q&A Evening with Dr Les Walkling Ccp Annual Report 2012 Instagram Competition We are seeking donations for our Annual Appeal Upcoming Exhibition Ccp's $1 Archive Sale Education Resource Brett Rogers Lecture Call For Entries 2010 Crumpler People'S Choice Award Less is more - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Wendy Ewald In Conversation With Louise Neri Ccp Salon New Masterclasses at Ccp Belong to something contemporary Desire caught by The Donkey's Tail The Sievers Project The Sievers Project: Satellite at the Fair Talking Sievers Ccp Documentary Photography Award 2014 Ccp Fundraiser How to craft a fine art black & white print Pascal Beausse Lecture Vivian Maier Through Children'S Soundtracks Kodak Salon People's Choice Award, online SwiM Cinema Film Screenings Shop late for photography books and artworks Masterclass with Stephen Dupont and Marshall Weber Salon Series Workshops Photobook Melbourne events Exhibit at Ccp in 2016 Stein Ronning Artist Talk Portfolio Reviews Hand-colouring photographs with Micky Allan Workshop: Photograph your 2D & 3D Practice Lecture: Curating Conflict Panel Discussions Announcing Ccp's Emerging Curators World Photobook Day Entries Now Open! Roland Barthes centenary discussions Masterclass: A Day in Light with Paul Barbera Ccp Salon Public Programs Masterclass: John Gollings on Architectural Photog Lecture | Jonathan Shaw: A creative call for Photo Steve Carr: On A Manual for Small Archives Spots by Charlie Sofo Exhibit at Ccp in 2017 Save The Date: Ccp's 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Coming Soon | Tin & Ed Limited Edition Tote Ba Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work Upcoming Masterclasses: Portraiture and Street Pho 2016 CCP Portfolio Reviews Les Walkling Photography Courses 2017 CCP at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 Anne Noble, Reverie A stone's throw tour Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place Ccp Summer Closing Dates Closed For Installation Ccp Closed For Easter Echo Chamber: Emerging research on photography Weeknight photography course Free Artist Floor Talks Employment opportunity 2013 Weekend Photography Courses Ccp/City of Yarra Billboard Why do you take pictures?

SHELLEY LASICA & DEANNE BUTTERWORTH
Friday 18 December 2009

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Waiting for Duelle

Straddling alongside both walls, as if commuters awaiting the imminent arrival of a train upon a platform, the crowd lies in wait. Click. They anxiously and repetitively consult their wrists as if distrusting of the movement of their timepieces or the electronic digits representing the passing of time. Click. They randomly scan one another, as if waiting for one of the crowd to reveal themselves as something they are not. Click. They fidget and shuffle from side to side as if uncomfortable within their own skin, yet cautiously enough so as not to encroach upon the abyss they have created across the gallery. Click.

After a time, one arrives, and slowly the crowd become transfixed as it approaches. Click. Shifting their weary gazes from one another toward a common cause, united in their collective restlessmess. Click

From the other direction, another arrives, perhaps a different model, not entirely dissimilar, yet dissimilar enough to be distinct. Click. Perhaps it is the way it sounds, the way it lurches, the way these lurches develop their own fluidity and in turn become movement. Click.

Duelle represents an enigma of encounters involving the interchangeability of muse and mentor, with individual works repositioned within a collaborative framework that diminishes the specificities within which each individual work was made. By and large, performative acts such as dance performances exist without visual documentation. After the performance concludes, it exists in the memory - both individual and collective - of those involved and those in the audience. They are events recalled rather than recorded. They are contemporary insofar as they engage with a specific time. As such, they are representative of the here and now and it is with such contemporainity that such performances are recalled. How then does a specific piece age, or rather, what is the slippage between the there and then and the here and now? If the materials remain the same, in its simplest form at least, a body, then how does a piece age in contrast to the form enacting the piece?

Duelle alludes to these considerations of specificity and temporality framework layering another mechanism upon post facto reflection. Through actively engaging photographers within the framing of the performance Duelle positions itself within a specific moment and physical context. Notably, the work is not presented within a traditional perforamative venue but rather a contemporary art space, and more pointedly, one with an emphasis on photographic practice. In this regard, the gallery is not used to present photographic outcomes, but rather as a site to facilitate photographic process.

Through the recording and documenting of Duelle it is lodged within a specific time, if not readily definable presently, then certainly one that will be distinguishable in future. The time evasiveness of the performance will be belied by the hairstyles and fashions of the audience, tell tale indicators of any time. and this is perhaps the crux of the project, to wrestle the performance from memory and mismemory and to lodge it within a definitive setting - creating a framework that surrounds the performance rather than relying on the memory of what has been performed. This newly documented rendition in turn dissolves the temporal and locational specificities of each previous enactment of the individual performances. This is not an act of replacement, for Duelle and its constituent components are now altogether different undertakings, despite involving exactly the same movements.

Click. No carriage arrives yet everybody is transported to somewhere else.

Mark Feary

Terence Hogan

Terence Hogan

Terence Hogan

Dominic Redfern

Dominic Redfern

Dominic Redfern

Concettina Inserra

Cocettina Inserra

Cocettina Inserra

Patrick Pound

Patrick Pound

Patrick Pound

Matthew Gingold

Matt Gingold

Matt Gingold

Visit the Duelle Flickr site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48576081@N04/sets/
Annie Wilson's video of Duelle:

http://www.vimeo.com/8940459

Winners of the 2019 CCP Membership Drive lottery CCP welcomes Michael McCormack New Director Appointed at the Centre for Contemporary Photography Photography is old, is new and is the future CCP Board acknowledges legacy of Director Artist and Curator Talks Behind the scenes of Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae 30 June Is Approaching – Donate Now! Symposium: The Transit Lounge Leica People's Choice Award New Photographic Folio Critique Program Sign Of The Times Ccp Youth Education—Senior Secondary & Tertiary Manit Sriwanichpoom: The Lambs Of God Call for proposals Teachers Professional Development Program 2008 Kodak Salon People’S Choice Award 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Closing Soon Meet The Artist - Bindi Cole Up Against The Wall: Thinking Jeff Wall Intensive Photographic Workshops Macquarie Group Foundation Education Programs Careers in Photography Seminar Scanned and Drawn Lanier Zine Project - Ccp Term 3 Holiday Program 2008 Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award Winner Photographic Folio Critique Program Anne Zahalka’s The Bathers (1989) A Grand Success End of Year Gallery Education Program Free Artist Talk: Saturday 11 October, 1.30PM Ccp Film Appreciation Night: Black, White + Gray Ccp 2008 Free Lecture Series Special Event: You Don’T Have To Call It Music Disquiet Book Launch and Photographic Exhibition 2009 Kodak Salon - Entries close 6 March 2009 Photography Courses with Les Walkling No-BUDGET Staged Photography Workshop Ccp Lecture - Editioning: Photography and Video Ccp School Holiday Program Ccp Professional Development Program National call for entries: Closing 5 June 2009 National Call For Entries: Closing 29 May 2009 Ccp Lectures Now Available As Podcasts Flash Issue 1 2009 Now Online Ccp Members' Evening Want Feedback On Your Photography Folio? Ccp Closed This Sunday 24 May 2009 Flash Issue 3 2009 Now Online Ccp/COLOUR Factory Award 2009 Ccp/RMIT University Lecture Series National Indigenous Photographers' Forum 2009 Ccp Limited Edition Print 2009 Simryn Gill: Inland — Free Public Programs 2010 Kodak Salon - Entries Now Closed An Introduction to Portrait Lighting Workshop Ccp 2010 Annual Report Ccp/MONASH University Lecture 2010 Ccp Lecture Series Event Horizon Lecture Fieldtrip to Inner City Contemporary Art Spaces Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair Ccp Limited Edition Print 2010 Fundraiser Duelle Video Void Ccp at the Melbourne Art Fair 2010 Public Program: Hidden and in plain view Ccp Summer School For Kids Is Photography Global? Book Launch At Ccp 2012 Courses with Les Walkling Face a l'histoire Members' Evening George Eastman House: Past, Present, Future Kodak Careers In Photography The Art of Self-promotion on the Web Upcoming Exhibitions Ccp 25TH Anniversary Limited Edition Print Happy 25th Birthday Ccp! Change Of Date: Patricia Piccinini Artist Talk Public Program Photography as Crime Nelson Alexander Foundation Day Serious Invasion of Privacy Job Opportunity Celebrating Emeritus Chair William Lasica Taking Photographs 'in Public' Nikon Ccp Members' Evening with Bruce Postle Video Diaries New Bindi Cole Work Launched Ccp Limited Edition Print 2012 Focus On Ccp Shop Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour and online resource Ccp Declares at the Fair Free Online Resources For Vce Studio Arts Exams Ccp 2012 Lecture Series Fast Professional Development Day For Teachers Be a part of the 2012 Kodak Salon exhibition Unpicking the Constructed Photograph Crewdson Nights Mobile Minds - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Public Program: What makes a great photograph? Robert Rooney Movie Night Ccp Video 2010 Kodak Salon 2010 Kodak Salon Winners Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks Around Photography: An Artists' Forum Q&A Evening with Dr Les Walkling Ccp Annual Report 2012 Instagram Competition We are seeking donations for our Annual Appeal Upcoming Exhibition Ccp's $1 Archive Sale Education Resource Brett Rogers Lecture Call For Entries 2010 Crumpler People'S Choice Award Less is more - A Rotary Youth Arts Project Wendy Ewald In Conversation With Louise Neri Ccp Salon New Masterclasses at Ccp Belong to something contemporary Desire caught by The Donkey's Tail The Sievers Project The Sievers Project: Satellite at the Fair Talking Sievers Ccp Documentary Photography Award 2014 Ccp Fundraiser How to craft a fine art black & white print Pascal Beausse Lecture Vivian Maier Through Children'S Soundtracks Kodak Salon People's Choice Award, online SwiM Cinema Film Screenings Shop late for photography books and artworks Masterclass with Stephen Dupont and Marshall Weber Salon Series Workshops Photobook Melbourne events Exhibit at Ccp in 2016 Stein Ronning Artist Talk Portfolio Reviews Hand-colouring photographs with Micky Allan Workshop: Photograph your 2D & 3D Practice Lecture: Curating Conflict Panel Discussions Announcing Ccp's Emerging Curators World Photobook Day Entries Now Open! Roland Barthes centenary discussions Masterclass: A Day in Light with Paul Barbera Ccp Salon Public Programs Masterclass: John Gollings on Architectural Photog Lecture | Jonathan Shaw: A creative call for Photo Steve Carr: On A Manual for Small Archives Spots by Charlie Sofo Exhibit at Ccp in 2017 Save The Date: Ccp's 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Coming Soon | Tin & Ed Limited Edition Tote Ba Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work Upcoming Masterclasses: Portraiture and Street Pho 2016 CCP Portfolio Reviews Les Walkling Photography Courses 2017 CCP at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 Anne Noble, Reverie A stone's throw tour Gregory Crewdson: In a Lonely Place Ccp Summer Closing Dates Closed For Installation Ccp Closed For Easter Echo Chamber: Emerging research on photography Weeknight photography course Free Artist Floor Talks Employment opportunity 2013 Weekend Photography Courses Ccp/City of Yarra Billboard Why do you take pictures?


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