The third issue of Trigger gathers forms, coalitions, conflicts and archives of care through photography and visual art practices. Care is everywhere and at the same time society faces a ‘care problem’. How do artists and photographers create more caring relationships between humans, technology, and nature, given the challenges ? An editorial commitment to care by an international Belgian-Dutch-German team leads to a variety of artistic practices and underrepresented stories. Theoretical text contributions, visual contributions, and experimental, hybrid formats stand side by side. Trigger#3: Care is published in close collaboration with the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie (Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg) and Iris Sikking (curator of the 2022 edition) as guest editors and designed by Hans Gremmen (Fw: Books, Amsterdam).
In this issue we present the work of: Aurélie Bayad, Bindi Vora, Silvy Crespo, Pablo Lerma, Liz Orton & Sharon Young, Mashid Mohadjerin, Grace Ndiritu, WAI Architecture Think Tank, Lisa Barnard, Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Mischa Vallejo, Gerard Ortín Castellví, Noémi Goudal, Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Frida Orupabo, Rune Peitersen, The Archive of Public Protests.
With essay contributions and conversations by: Christoph Miler (Offshore studio), Rune Peitersen, Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski (WAI Architecture Think Tank), Laura Herman, Jana Johanna Haeckel, Sara Knelman, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Karolina Gembara, Grace Ndiritu, and George King.
10.30: Welcome, coffee and croissants
11.00: Presentation of Trigger #3: Care, by Iris Sikking (curator 2022 edition) & Tom Viaene (Coordinator Trigger)
11.15: Roundtable on care and photography, moderated by Tom Viaene
Four contributors to our new publication are invited to the table: Lisa Barnard, Silvy Crespo, Mashid Mohadjerin, Pablo Lerma. By discussing their practices of care in photography, we assemble some practical, concrete guidelines on matters of care for (younger) artists, curators and policy makers. We happily invite the audience to think with us on questions such as ‘how to care through photography?’. This exchange explores the relation between photography, self-care, solidarity networks, personal histories, activism, the more-than-human and socio-political (justice) movements.
12.15: Drinks & Meet up