Monday, 3 October 2011

Ways of Looking - Bradford

Douglas Gordon, Self portrait of you and me (blue skies). Douglas Gordon's image of Syd Barrett is an installation in the window of Impressions Gallery, Bradford - part of the Ways of Looking festival.
'Evidence' is the theme of Ways of Looking, a new festival of photography in Bradford running throughout October 2011. See the Festival website for the full programme of events which include exhibitions of work by Donovan Wylie (Outposts), Daniel Meadows (Early Photographic Works), Daniel Staincliffe (Fauna Automata: British Wild Boar) and Red Saunders (Hidden) as well as Poking About, an exhibition of material drawn from local archives, curated by Jeremy Deller and an installation by Douglas Gordon.
Donovan Wylie, OP1. Forward Operating Base, Masum Ghar. Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 2010
Outposts, by Magnum photographer, Donovan Wylie, is work which examines the architecture of conflict and made while he was embedded with Canadian forces in Afghanistan: it is the product of a collaboration between The National Media Museum and the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition, at the National Media Museum will be on show until 19 February, 2012.
Daniel Meadows, Brighton, Sussex, from 'Free Photographic Omnibus', 1974
Daniel Meadows with 'Free Photographic Omnibus'
Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works is at the National Media Museum in Bradford from 30 September until 19 February 2012. 
Daniel Meadows writes, on his website 'Photobus: adventures of a documentarist':
Once upon a time I lived in a double-decker bus, reg. JRR 404, better known as the Free Photographic Omnibus. She was my home, my travelling darkroom and gallery.
We were an unlikely couple; she with her crash gear box and temperamental ways, me with my bushy hair and homemade flares. But we got along okay and, during 1973 and '74, we travelled about making a national portrait of the English. We covered 10,000 miles shooting pictures and giving them away. 
In the 2000s Meadows worked with the BBC on their Capture Wales project and is credited with bringing the Digital Storytelling movement to the UK. He will give a talk on Digital Storytelling at the University of Gloucestershire on 14 November (Room TC014, Park Campus, 12.15-1.15).

Daniel Staincliffe, from the series Fauna Automata, British Wild Boar, 2011
Fauna Automata, British Wild Boar explores the British wild boar population, through photographs taken by the boars themselves! It is the result of Daniel Staincliffe's artist's residency in the Forest of Dean and the photographs are the product of his near scientific record of the movements and habits of the boars. Staincliffe developed a camera which, once set up in the Forest of Dean, is triggered by the boars' movements. The autobiographical photographs offer views into the little known lives of the boars.
Diane Bielik, Billiard Room, from the series Makeshift Monuments, 2010
Diane Bielik: Makeshift Monuments is site specific installation of photographs pasted directly onto the walls of the disused Bradford Hungarian Cultural and Social Centre. Viewers are invited to move through the old dancehall, the bar room and the empty rooms upstairs to see the exhibition.
Photographer Diane Bielik's father Attila was an active member of the club for many years. The news of its closure was the impetus to begin photographing the club, triggering a desire to 'capture' this place before it was gone. The exhibition will be on show throughout October.
Red Saunders, Leveller Women in the English Revolution, 1647, 2011
Red Saunders: Hidden will be at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, 30 September - 10 December. Saunders creates epic photographic tableaux vivants  which recreate momentous but overlooked events from Britain's struggle for democracy and equality, from the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 to the Chartist movement of the mid nineteenth century.
From Jeremy Deller's selection of photographs for Poking About
Jeremy Deller: Poking About is at Bradford 1 Gallery, until 27 November. Deller has created an exhibition using photographs from four main archive sources - the Belle Vue Studio, the Bradford Heritage Recording Unit, private donations, and the local newspaper the Telegraph and Argus. Central to Deller's work is his interest in exploring the cultural and political heritage of Britain.

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