Un-Making Image was a three-year project (2017-2020) which looked critically at the processes and tools of image-making. By broadening and introducing an inclusive notion of ‘image’, it investigated the role it plays in relations of power, to activate a discourse on matters of local socio-political and historical relevance.

The discussions and research culminate in a series of public events as well as a series of corresponding publications. Artists, writers, photographers, architects, philosophers, enthusiasts, etc, all welcome to join the discussion. 

In its first year, it consisted of two main themes including “Optics; Photography in its Entirety” and “Image and Power”. In its second year, the series broadened the notion of image from solely the realm of the visual, to a general and inclusive one where other forms of imagery like mental or verbal image making (and their socio-political implications), could also be collectively discussed.

Visit Sarmad Platform's website to see the publications and to read about the 11 different sessions within the project.

The project Un-Making Image is kindly supported by Gemeente Rotterdam, through Subsidie Visuele Kunsten program

Hosting institutions
TENT Rotterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Arts, Stichting Stad in de Maak