Two works from the series The Distributed Presence of the Natural World are included in the summer salon at Candid Arts in Islington.
The salon runs from 7th to 14th August and is open daily 12-6pm. The Private View is Thursday 6th August 6-9pm.
First Floor Gallery, Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ
The series from which this work is taken is a follow on from Postcard from Another Place and work I have done on identity and the distributed presence.
This image (Untitled) is included in the photography exhibition The Bleached Bones of A Story which is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival 2014. The exhibition is on at
159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
20th November – 25th November 2014
Daily 1pm-7pm (except Tues 25th; until 5pm)
Private View Thursday 20th November 6pm-9pm
“Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house -the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture- must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstituted. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.”
Inspired by this passage in The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, members of London Independent Photography Central Group have cultivated a theme for their 2014 exhibition at Espacio Gallery.
Two further images which I will be showing in The Bleached Bones of a Story are from the series Postcard From Another Place, a project I began as a post-digital travelogue in 2014.
The components of the images, the bleached bones, have been examined, preserved, accounted for. They are no longer anchored to the place where they were found, but instead, are on loan to the narrative that emerged after taking these journeys to other places.
Isola di San Servolo
Photomonth 2014 takes place in East London in October and November this year. I will be exhibiting with LIP Central Group in a show at Espacio GalleryThe Bleached Bones of a Story November 21-25.
A new CIF article in The Guardian on Friday 2nd August is entitled How Grindr has transformed users’ experience of intimacy. The author, Senthorun Raj, suggests that Grindr offers the possibilities of organising sex, friendship and relationships with the tap of a screen. But then comes the crunch line “And it’s as anonymous as you want it to be.”
In the currently early days of our post-techno era, behavioural change brought on by our new tools is gradually being researched and documented. Raj talks about the emotional work he puts into his multiple conversations and how he segments them. His use of Grindr, details how in fulfilling the app’s promise of “Right Guy Right Now, Grindr isn’t simply about reaching out to the nearest available Grindrer. No doubt Grindr has transformed the users’ experience of intimacy but perhaps it goes further than that. Grindr and many other similar apps and socialising websites are maybe changing people’s perceptions of intimacy. When identity has to be explicitly communicated in the online environment because of reduced cues, does it matter that we may be sharing intimacies with a multitude of multiple identities? We ourselves may be selective in which identity is doing the sharing.
Whole relationships are experienced within the bandwidth of the world wide web. People meet, become friends, share intimacies and die and eulogies are written, without them ever having shared a physical presence. For some this isn’t virtual, it’s real.
Work has begun in earnest on For the Moment my MA project looking at our how we mould our behaviour with the tools we have shaped. In particular I am looking at the ubiquitous hand held devices that we all own and use and the evolving social behaviour that this is affecting. A recent article by Marina Hyde in The Guardian claims that “the revolution is over: the rude mobile phone users have won”. The revolution may be over Marina, but I think the evolution is alive and kicking.
For the Moment will be shown as part of Thought Atlas The Cass MA Fine Art and MA Photography 2013 Show at Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Road, London in September.
Save the date for Thought Atlas the final show for graduating MA Fine Art and MA Photography students at The Cass
Friday 13th September – Wednesday 18th September
Private View: Thursday 12th September 6pm-8.30pm
The Cass Faculty of Art Architecture and Design
40-44 Holloway Road
Closest Tube: Highbury and Islington
I Share, I Am
-images and text, appears in the latest edition of lens art newspaper Uncertain States
; along with other featured London artists: Charan Singh, Francisco Gomez de Villaboa, Gabriel Andreu, James M Barrett, Richard Ansett, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Sara Moralo, Sunil Gupta.
Contact me if you would like information about how to obtain a copy of this latest Uncertain States Publication.