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Artist Talk – Du Choff

Date: 8 May 2020
Time: 1:30pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome

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Du Choff translates his thoughts, feelings and fantasies into portraits. The amygdala is the centre in the brain that is primarily associated with emotional processes and responsible for processing emotions such as fear, anger and pleasure. In this series, the portrayed subjects are subordinate; they are at the service of Du Choff. He thus personifies his feelings and translates his melancholy into images.
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Available after 1 May 2020
Du Choff is the alter ego of Dutch photographer Guido Benschop. At the age of 18, he started photographing for various newspapers and photo agencies such as Reuters and Camera Press. He has won many prizes, including the Silver Camera. Nowadays he mainly makes portraits for magazines and newspapers and series, such as the Mondrian landscapes in the context of the Mondrian Year.

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Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 

  1. We will send you an email with a hyperlink to join the session at least 24 hours before the class start time  
  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
  6. We will let you know within 48 hours when the recording is available 

 

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