On Saturday 15th October 2022, a three-way artist talk with Pierre Yves-Monnerville, Farah Way and Irene Fubara-Manuel about their personal and collaborative practices will be held at The Ledward Centre from 16:30 to 18:00
Pierre-Yves Monnervillle is a designer and photographer exploring how urban living, loneliness, identity, body image and mental health in general affect men. Coming across Mapplethorpe’s Black Book at 15 inspired him to become a photographer. Monnerville was born in Paris but grew up between Martinique and Paris. Always wanting to live abroad he moved to Berlin and London but settled in Brighton. Monnerville is currently exhibiting their project Why am I me? at The Ledward Centre for Queer Photography II: Identity Displaced. Why am I me? is an excerpt from a larger body of work called Journals which combines photographs and fictional texts written by Monnerville and is presented as if it is taken from the models’ journals.
Farah Way is a French visual artist based in Brighton. Her artistic practices call upon her education in Photography and Fine Arts and a rich cultural Background. Contextualising her work within the current era of persistent and globally divided computational photography, Way re-frames the role of the digital in photographic methods. Her current practice merges analogue and digital processes in an experimental approach to photography. The artist’s methods include the manipulation of light in its physical form and the composition of montages through digital post-production. Way is currently exhibiting their project Edge Of Radiance at The Ledward Centre for Queer Photography II: Identity Displaced. Edge of Radiance depicts the effect of light flaring out of the edges of bodies.
Irene Fubara-Manuel is a Brighton-based media artist and academic working in animation, game design, and installation art. They also lecture in Digital Media Practice at the University of Sussex, where they concluded their doctoral research on the colonial history of biometric surveillance and its contemporary applications in the border. They are interested in Black and African technofutures, with a focus on radical possibilities.
All three creatives explore themes of digitalised media in their practices. Join us for an intriguing and dynamic discussion about the artists' practice and exhibited projects!
Close Ups: In conversation with lens-based artists II
On Thursday 27th October 2022, an artistic conversation between Gil Mualem-Doron and Julia Winckler about their personal and collaborative practices will be held at The Ledward Centre from 17:30 to 19:00
SEAS' founder and Creative Director, Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron, will be discussing socially engaged photography practices within his own work and will present his latest project which was created during his artist's residency at Stiftung-Kuenstlerdorf. With Dr. Julia Winckler, they will be discussing Photographic Archives, Memory; Migration, and the use of photography as a social and political tool. Join them as they discuss thought-provoking concepts about socially engaged photography practices!
*Image: A collage by Gil Mualem-Doron with original and archival photographs, as well as a still from Leni Riefenstahl's film Olympia (1938).
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Dr Gil Mualem-Doron is an award-winning artist and photographer and founder of The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS). Mualem-Doron investigates topics such as identity, diasporic spaces, social and racial justice, “placemaking” and transcultural aesthetics. Gaining a PhD in architecture and a PDG in Critical & Curatorial Studies, his work uses an array of disciplines in participatory and collaborative practices. Mualem-Doron is currently exhibiting their projects, The Calling and De-uniforming at The Ledward Centre for Queer Photography II: Identity Displaced. In the conversation, he will present his latest project which was created this summer during his artist's residency at Stiftung-Kuenstlerdorf, Germany. With Dr. Julia Winckler, a Senior lecturer at Brighton University MA Photography, they will discuss Photographic Archives, Memory & Migration and the use of photography as a social and political tool.
Dr Julia Winckler is a photographer, academic, experienced participatory arts facilitator, curriculum developer and principal lecturer in photography and digital media at the University of Brighton, School of Art and Media. She is co-research lead for the Visual Culture, Memory and History strand at the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories. Julia’s research investigates archival traces within the context of collective memory and migration narratives. Her key research question probes how neglected archival sources can reveal forgotten histories of great significance to our understanding of the present. Applying a creative and interpretive photographic approach, using photographs as tools to think about historical experience, multiple articulations of memory and meaning are expressed, with the aim of generating new knowledge.
Join them as they discuss thought-provoking concepts about socially engaged photography practices!
Close Ups: In conversation with lens-based artists III
On Sunday 30th October 2022, an artistic conversation between Gil Mualem-Doron and Reme Campos about their personal and collaborative practices will be held at The Ledward Centre from 11:00 - 12:00
Reme Campos is a Spanish artist based in the UK, whose work focuses on social documentary and portraiture. Campos seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer, with a particular interest in social issues, gender and human rights. Campos is currently exhibiting their project Trans(ition)at The Ledward Centre for Queer Photography II: Identity Displaced. Trans(ition) is a four-year project of a small group of teenagers, who identify as transgender, making and creating collaborative portraits with them. Last year one of the images in the series won the National Portrait Gallery, Taylor Wessing - Portrait of Britain - aware and the image is now part of the permanent collection. This is one of the very few trans-person photos that entered the NPG's pantheon.
Camos is also part of @fotofemmeunited a curators collective that promotes the works of female identifying and non-binary lens-based artists.
Reme will discuss her work and the work of Foto Femme United with SEAS's creative director, Gil Mualem-Doron.
Join us for a riveting and passionate discussion!