SITEWIDE Search Results: “amateur”


Hamilton @ The Atrium
May 30, 2012


Koszalin @ namiot festiwalowy przed KBP
Sep 06, 2013


Calgary @ WinSport's Canada Olympic Park
Nov 25, 2013


Christchurch @ Isaac Theatre Royal
May 04, 2015


Shanghai @ The Pearl
Jan 14, 2016


Bratislava @ A4 club / YMCA house
Jan 25, 2017


Pensacola @ First City Art Center
Apr 22, 2017


Sep 20, 2017


Hanover @ Museum August Kestner
Jan 26, 2018


Bariloche @ Plaza Uno
Sep 12, 2018

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Bird Watching

@ VOL 6 ON AUG 19, 2011

Ania is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. She explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PKN Vol. 7. (in Polish)
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Wieringer Boat Lettering

@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

David Quay talks about a museum exhibition in Netherlands which showed the impressive work of amateur typographer in fishing boats and he went on a quest to find him. Through his journey, he found his daughter and shares his techniques.

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I Love Being an Amateur Photographer

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 10, 2015

"The word amatuer should not be associated with a lack of knowledge but with an abundance of love.

In I Love Being an Amateur Photographer from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 2, Glen Vigus reflects on history of photography, his thirty-two years experience with the medium and the importance of putting love+pride back into the title: "Amateur Photographer."

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Cooks and Stories: BiBayti

@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

How do you reconcile love for food with the art of hosting? With BiBayti, amateur and professional chefs get the opportunity to cook for your and your guests in your very own kitchen. 

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Telling the Story of 30 million People in a Sinking Country

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Journalist come entrepreneur and long time climate change advocate Adrien Taylor tells the story of how he took a leap of faith that led him to Bangladesh with a climate scientist and a few amateur documentary makers, to film a country that bears the highest burden of displacement due to climate change. The documentary 30 Million is out later this year.

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The Fox and The Hedgehog

@ VOL 13 ON APR 20, 2016

Toby Lloyd & Andrew Wilson‘s The Fox and Hedgehog is an installation at Flatpack which they’ve adapted for Pecha Kucha, exploring the limitations of the expert and the potential benefits of being an amateur.

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DeviantArt – online art gallery and community

@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Marco Giordano (b. 1988 in Turin, Italy) lives and works in Glasgow. In this presentation he speaks about deviantART, an online community for amateur artists. It is one of the biggest social networks at the moment, dealing with fine art in various categories like painting, drawing, photography and filmmaking.


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Gardening Together

@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

Lyndsey Haskell is an enthusiastic amateur gardener who became involved with a garden project at Emmaus Brighton when it launched in 2012. Her first PechaKucha explains more about the project and shows how it helped her reinvent her career as a photographer.

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Art as Dialogue - Not Decoration

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Robert Gonci is an avid amateur art collector and explores the idea of art as dialogue, rather than decoration. He has been collecting art for more than 20 years and says that his eclectic collection talks to him every day.

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Busy as a Bee

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 02, 2018

Kris, also known as the 'Honey Man' showcases the wonders of bees as a keen amateur photographer and professional bee-keeper and maker.

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André Mintz

André Mintz is a visual communicator and artist, as well as founding member of the Marginalia Project, "an art experimentation collective focused on a critical -- but mostly ludic -- approach to new media and new media art." For PechaKucha Night in Lima Vol. 2 he talked about one his projects, a video entitled Paik for Kids. That city's organizer Jules Bay sends in a proper explanation of the piece. In the video Paik for Kids –- made by André Mintz out of family archive -– the electronic image theme is developed from the point of view of the spectator, in the figure of a child being presented by her dad to a TV set that displays the image of the child herself captured by the camera in real-time. It’s not a direct antecessor of Marginalia Project, but a conceptual antecessor, that shows already the problematic with which the project relates to. The relation between body and image -- between one’s self and its representation -- in a gaze that seeks by the naivety the revelation of intrinsic characteristics of the materiality of the image. In a moment in which the video image -- with its specific characteristics, such as its accessibility to a larger amateur public and its simultaneity -- was also in its childhood, with the first explorations of its potentials. By placing the camera framing the image itself produces, the system feeds back itself, multiplying the image it captures ad infinitum, like two mirrors facing each other. It’s a basic procedure of video -- that was impossible in traditional cinema -- used in many works in this field, and that will also be used in marginalia. However, such procedure is quite different from the mirrors, since the body of the spectator is detached from the image formation, allowing her only to perceive it -- as her movement does not make it possible to see anything beyond what the camera sees. The playing of getting into and out of the frame reveals the fragmentation produced by the camera, just as the similarities and distinctions between the body of the spectator and represented body -- between the subjective point of view and the view of the self made objective. Marginalia Project seeks an experience close to this childish one: an exploratory will without a predetermined objective beyond the knowledge offered by the process; in process. The idea as a product of experience; of the direct contact with the materiality from which it elaborates its own form and detonates new processes.

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PKN Bangalore + Inspire Japan

Bangalore will take part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16, part of the opening of the "Urban Bengaluru" photography exhibition -- as organizer Archana Prasad tells us, "this event will include an exhibition by the presenters who are all photographers who used the city of Bangalore as their source of inspiration." It all takes place at Jaaga from 19:30 -- you'll find more details on the official event page, and we're also including in this post a full press release for the exhibition. URBAN BENGALURU A collective of Urban Photography from Bangalore YOU ARE INVITED TO BE PART OF OUR GRAND EXHIBITION OPENING When: Saturday, April 16th, 7.30PM After an intensive two-week workshop with award winning German Photographer and Designer Fabian Sixtus Körner, Urban Bengaluru and Jaaga are proud to present to you the final exhibition shot straight from the streets of Bangalore. An alliance of five 5 Bangalorian professional and amateur photographers will showcase their personal view of their home-city. Come down to see what is being created in your hometown. Exhibitors: Ashwin Kumar Devendra Purbiya Moksha Carambiah Priya Prakash Sam Mohan Fabian Sixtus Körner THE IMPORTANT STUFF: Location: Jaaga - Creative Common Ground No. 16/1, Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road Opposite Hockey Stadium, Shanthinagar, Bangalore - 560025. INDIA. 3pm Exhibition opens for public viewing 7:30pm Venkataramanan Associates in collaboration with and host a special Pecha Kucha [] evening with 6 photographers who will reveal how the urbanity of Bengaluru inspired their work during a one week workshop conducted by Fabian Sixtus Körner and Jaaga. This Pecha Kucha session in Bangalore is dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami in Japan and any proceedings or donations made by guests will go towards their aid. 8:30pm Drinks, snacks and conversation! UK based ZENNESSY presents rowdy bass-music flavours on the rooftop ( ) SEE YOU THERE! // Links // Portfolio of Fabian Sixtus Körner: Original Info of Urban Bengaluru Photography Workshop: URBAN BENGALURU A collective of Urban Photography from Bangalore Exhibitors in detail: Ashwin Kumar - “Living Around Death” An amateur photographer keen on cataloging people and time. Moksha Carambiah - “The Door in the Wall” Graphic designer and amateur photographer, begins most of her sentences with ‘when I was young, Bangalore used to be…’ but lives, breathes and loves Bengaluru. Devendra Purbiya - “Wounded Street” Full time Software engineer evolved into full time photographer. Priya Prakash - “Bus Life” 20 year old Student and part time photographer. Sam Mohan - “Invisible Resonance” Professional photographer residing in Bangalore. He completed his Masters in contemporary art photography from university of sunderland,UK and has received hassleblad masters semifinalist award for 2010. Fabian Sixtus Körner - “Stories of a Journeyman” Award winning architect, graphic designer, photographer, blogger and full time Design-Journeyman whose work is exhibited worldwide and published in renowned media.

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PKN Aalborg Vol. 7

PechaKucha Night in Aalborg Vol. 7 was held last week, and we have a few photos to share from the event, with more to see in this Flickr photoset -- all photos are courtesy of Mathies Brinkmann Jespersen. You'll also find the list of presenters with links on the Vol. 7 event page. Let us also point you to a great photoset of photos from PKN Aalborg Vol. 3, taken by Rasmus Nautrup. Here's also a report from organizer Annette Scheibel:We had another one of these amazing evenings, where ideas, playfulness, passion went through every presentation, and made it magic. A playful circus theme found its way to our event as a kind of thread...and we had the event documented by, who make reviews and interviews with participants. People were crowding out into the hallway to get to see -- close to the 100 we're able to have at this indoor space. An artist and designer shared her awareness about sensing the world to transfer it into art, a student talked about the importance of creativity in education to make people innovative -- presented in a very intelligent observation and funny as well -- a designer talked of her work about how to educate children through games she invented and tried out with the children and the importance of being able to be open to play, an art historian talked about documenting the art movement fluxus and Mogens Otto Nielsens' international project with mailart, and a Venezuelan lawyer active in Amnesty International talked on how to keep alertness in sustaining a society with human rights and how to make an impact on politicians around the world who don't respect them.After the break a South-American artist the person responsible for video talked about the dance-video performance art project they've made with an actor from Aalborg Teater -- called "We All Leave Tracks" -- an artist shared her newest project with mashinewashed books (!) -- it started out as an accident but transformed into new stories, that she shares in exhibits and thought -- a passionated beerbrewer amateur shared his knowledge and love of the process of making beer, a magician who's won several international awards in magic, but thought the biggest one was seeing people's happiness and astonishment to his work, and last but nor least, a performer shared his fascination for illusion -- his flee-circus Cirkus Imaginitis -- performing suites of Bach from the Aalborg tower! Makes me breathless and happy! Next time in Aalborg will be on June 12, in our yard outside, with room for 5-600 people and Husets 100 years anniversary.

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Bird Watching

Ania Konieczna is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. In "Bird Watching," she explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7. The presentation was recorded at PKN Koszalin Vol. 6, and is in Polish.



PK 2 - Chupacabra! Check out Glen Vigus's interview in the Eagle! We had an amazing evening and met lots of new friends. Suresh Pillai, Professor of Microbiology, talked about using electrons to help clean, heal, feed and shape the world. Artist Karen Hillier showed work from her series “Unforgotten,” involving artifacts from the daily ablutions of her grandparents. Richard Lester brought a horde of young entrepreneurs who all joined in to share news from the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, where he serves as Executive Director. Russell Reid, architect and artist, reflected on the process of artmaking from analog to digital and back. Technologist Benedict Nguyen shared the amazing world of 3D scanning and printing. Amateur photographer Glen Vigus led us through the history of photography, and inspired us with 32 years of love and pride in his work, earning his title of amateur. Thanks to Jennifer and Ruthie for organizing and leading the evening! We’ll be back in the summer, and hope you’ll nominate yourself or someone else for next time!

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Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star

  "I learned how to cook by throwing LSU tailgate parties."  In Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, Jay Ducote shares the story of when he was on the TV show Food Network Star. Ducote is a food and beverage writer, radio host, culinary personality, professional chef, and self-proclaimed "hugger." He could talk about his numerous television appearances, the fact that he was named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, his award-winning radio show, his product line, the fact that he has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City this July, or that he'll be opening his first restaurant, Gov't Taco, in 2017. But we only gave him 400 seconds.

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Art of the Pencils

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.” In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.