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Hearsay
2012 | Wall newspaper, 312cm x 135cm + video loop, 20 sec.

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Logbook 2006/2007: A Bulgarian Journey
2008 | DVD ROM containing text, photos, video and sound | In Bulgarian, German and English | Code by dfkt | The project was undertaken with Lisl Ponger and commissioned by the evn collection. It deals with the central region of Bulgaria—from Sofia to the Black Sea—where the evn has its business responsibilities.

Ponger and Sharp engage in transdisciplinary work at the interfaces of art and film, art and science, art and politics, ethnology, sociology, art and history, society, migration and democracy. They move elegantly across the terrain where progressive contemporary discourse begins and, with their Logbook, they dock onto a Europe which is increasingly coming to regard itself as less an economic union and much more a cultural community and observe the seismic waves that run through the hierarchies of the European area. (…) Read More…

ImagiNative: Research as Artistic Strategy
2004 | CD ROM /Web Project

Imaginative-stillImagiNative is a joint web/CD project with Lisl Ponger commissioned by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt for The Black Atlantic exhibition in 2004. We were interested in exploring how images are crucial in forming attitudes and identities in our society and in constructing the identities—imagined, imposed, resisted—of Others. ImagiNative was made in order to contextualize our work, to allow direct insight into the work process itself. As such, it is a sort of ‘reverse engineering’ project which collects together materials from various areas which touch on many of the issues with which we are concerned. These include the production of stereotypes, orientalism, ethnology (and notions such as authentic and inauthentic artefacts and customs), migration, travel and tourism (who travels, and why), racism (and associated pseudo-sciences) and the role of image-making in all of this.

The project is available online in English and German at http://imaginative.lislponger.com/