Storm in a Teacup

Between September 2015 and March 2016, the creators of Photomediations: An Open Book challenged image creators from around the world to draw from the Europeana repository of cultural artefacts and create still and moving image mashups, collages, montages, tributes and pastiches to submit to the Photomediations creative works competition; a celebration of open practice and creativity.

Participants shared their open licensed images online, in the process making them available to be reused by other members of the Photomediations community. Their work was viewed and considered by the project team and a panel of international guest judges, Katrina Sluis  - The Photographers Gallery, Karen Newman - Birmingham Open Mediaand Pippa Milne Centre for Contemporary Photography.

They said... "After much deliberation, the Photomediations team, together with guest curators Katrina Sluis (The Photographers Gallery), Karen Newman (Birmingham Open Media), and Pippa Milne (Centre for Contemporary Photography), are proud to announce the Overall winner for the Photomediations open call competition.

Mark Murphy, Storm in a Teacup (CC BY-NC-SA)

“By deftly selecting and splicing together two remarkably different images, Mark asks us to imaginatively ponder the physical impossibility of a ‘storm in a teacup’” (Katrina Sluis)

“Just really beautiful” (Karen Newman)

More information about Photomediations here.

The piece was exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin in November 2016