The Looking Game, by MFG Paltrinieri and Mirko Smerdel, is an unusual and provoking reflection on the photographic medium that explores the unsettling connection between the archive of the serial killer Rodney Alcala and the words of art critic John Berger, the name Alcala adopted as alias while on the run from the police.
– On Thursday the 28th of NOVEMBER The Photographers’ Gallery will host the official UK launch of the book. Both the authors and the publishers will be present for a a brief introduction to the project and the book signing.
From 18.30. FREE ENTRY.
PHOTOGRAPHER’S GALLERY – 16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
– On Thursday the 5th of DECEMBER Red Gallery will present an exhibition by MFG Paltrinieri and Mirko Smerdel. A physical extension of the book, the installation will explore the relationship between Alcala’s pictures and Berger’s words to put the spectator at the centre of the stage and investigate his/her reaction to the images and the questions they can raise.
From 18.30. FREE ENTRY
(The exhibition will stay open until the 14th of December)
RED GALLERY 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT London
– On Wednesday the 11th of DECEMBER the RED GALLERY exhibition will include a panel discussion, ‘The Archive & Fiction’ with Q&A session between one of the authors of The Looking Game, Mfg Paltrinieri, the artist Maria Kapajeva (www.mariakapajeva.com), whose work explores the social phenomenon of online Russian brides, and the artist Natasha Caruana (http://natashacaruana.com/), whose series ‘Fairytales for Sale’, and book ONO (Here Press), digs into brides posting their wedding dresses for sale online.
The panel will be chaired by Federica Chiocchetti, researcher on photography & literature at the University of Westminster and curator.
From 19.00. FREE ENTRY.