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Really exiting exhibition I went to last Friday. The most interesting thing is behind the scenes.

Emerging from curator-artist dialogues and the contributions of a group of selected events curators and guest writers, a series of related events and texts has evolved for both the gallery space and online forums.

The works in the gallery exhibition take inspiration from popular culture, sculpture, archival processes and notions of ritual. Through reflective approaches, references to other cultural disciplines and a sense of humour, the works question the veracity of documentation and transcend assumptions about the medium of photography.

This is an innovative collaborative effort of curators, artists and writers that have worked together for months and on a number of platforms before the show.

More info on the website:

http://www.photofringe.org/

This is an extract from Questions and Answers part of an exhibition called It’s All About Paradise II

 

In this moving image piece Questions and Answers I examine found objects, placing them in their traditional context and questioning their functions. My interest lies in nostalgia and ownership, exploring the boundaries between found objects and the ‘objective’ subject, subverting their established meaning and detachment. By animating objects that have lost their use or whose design has been replaced and modified by more sophisticated devices, I question the human relation with the past as an object or as the waste as well as interrogating the nostalgia that drives capitalism towards fetishism.

Drawing Space

Drawing Space is an interesting initiative by Brighton artist Carolyn Bew during the Artist Open House. It is a collaborative event over three weekends. Visitors are invited to take part in a collective drawing incorporating sound and video, which will transform this empty space into an interactive environment. Each evening a video will be made of the artworks, before the walls are repainted for the following day.

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