1 – 30 October 2016
Presented by Brighton Photo Fringe in partnership with Phoenix Brighton.
OPEN16 SOLO: Dana Ariel Encountering Perforated Ground
Dana Ariel was selected as the Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN16 solo artist by a panel of judges from an international open call via LensCulture. The exhibition is sponsored by Metro Imaging.
Dana Ariel presents here new works from her project Encountering Perforated Ground. In these stunning landscapes, that have been meticulously hand printed by Ariel, traces of past activities overlay and stain the ground, remaining invisible and concealed, as they tell a story of political erasure and displacement.
OPEN16 was selected by Steve Macleod, (Director, Metro Imaging Ltd), Christiane Monarchi, (Editor, Photomonitor), and Sarah Pickering, (Artist, Teaching Fellow in Photography at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and BPF OPEN08 winner)
“Dana Ariel was selected as her quiet but powerful landscape work and accomplished printmaking manages to articulate ideas of personal narrative and the slipperiness of naming and place in relation to identity. This resonates with the political issues that we are encountering in sharp relief post referendum”. Sarah Pickering (Teaching Fellow in Photography at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and BPF OPEN08 winner).
In Conversation 2 October, 11:30–12:30
On Printing 30 October, 11:00–13:00
OPEN16 Shortlist Showcase
Screening of images from nineteen shortlisted artists: Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Anne-Laure Autin, Carl Bigmore, Mariana Bisti, Sharon Boothroyd, Thom Bridge, Krasimira Butseva, Caroline Douglas, Tom Hatton, Steff Jamieson, Pheobe Kiely, Melanie King, Alexandra Lethbridge, Sam Llewellyn-Jones, Liz Orton, Martin Sekera, James Smith, Nikolas Ventourakis, Kyle Zeto.
OPEN16 Moving Image
From the transportation of rare metals to sublime and technological landscapes; from Playboy in Braille to Latvian traditional singing, these films give an intriguing crosssection of contemporary moving image work. Shortlisted artists Caroline Douglas, Matilda Harding-Kemp, Sara Hibbert, Maria Kapajeva, Alyona Larionova, Elena Kollatou & Leonidas Toumpanos, Amak Mahmoodian, Paul Simon Richards, Toby Smith, Sam Williams and Kyle Zeto.
OPEN16 Young Photographers (1 – 30 October)
A selection of new work by twenty young photographers 14 – 18 years old.
Having Our Say (1–16 October )
For young people who have experienced, or are at risk of sexual exploitation, defining and talking about their experiences can be very challenging. In partnership with The National Working Group, PhotoVoice developed Having Our Say for participants to gain creative skills, whilst also providing a safe space for them to reflect on and articulate their views and experiences through photography.
Sun to Rain and Back Again (19–30 October)
Children’s images from two primary schools in Barbados and Brighton in 2016. Artist, curator and facilitator Helen Cammock spent a month in Barbados in February of this year for a Fresh Milk residency. During this time both she and artist Emma Critchley delivered a photography workshop with children in Workmans Primary on the island. Photography and visual literacy activities encouraged the children to represent themselves and their school environment through photographs.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT PHOENIX BRIGHTON:
Tuesday 4 October, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Phoenix artist and previous BPF exhibitor Emma Critchley is joined by Steff Jamieson at Phoenix’s monthly event of talks and discussion. RSVP to email@example.com
Photo Publisher’s Market
22–23 October, 11 am – 5 pm
Brighton Photo Fringe and Photoworks are once again collaborating to present a weekend photo book love-in, hosted by Phoenix Brighton and the University of Brighton. Come and browse a stimulating mix of photo books from established imprints, emerging houses and self-publishers and buy direct from the publishers.
For full details of exhibition and events, see the Brighton Photo Fringe website.