16 NOVEMBER – 18 DECEMBER 2020
Dream. Snap. Freedom
Radical play through photography
An exciting digital programme curated by five Central Saint Martins' MA students, bringing together material from Four Corners Archive alongside work by recent graduates to explore expressions of creativity and joy in socially-engaged photography.
" We want to re-activate the Four Corners Archive within a contemporary setting alongside a look at how we engage with the same issues of the archive today with upcoming and graduate photographers.
Looking at creative responses to activism and protest through photography and film, we are particularly interested in embodied expressions of passion and joy in LGBTQ+, anti-racist and feminist activism.
Our research is focused on four exhibitions from the archive: Same Difference (1986), A Peace of the Action (1983), Our Space in Britain (1987) and Brick Lane 1978. The intention is to spark an intergenerational dialogue between past and present protest/resistance/action through the exhibition display during the month-long event."
The Dream. Snap. Freedom online exhibition showcases work by graduate photographers from University of the Arts London such as Isobel Van Dyke, Victoria Vorobeva and Terrence Phearse, and the Royal College of Arts graduate Sissel Kärneskog, plus selected works from writer/filmmaker Ed Web-Ingall and photographers Sebastian Barros and JC Verona.
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Artists and LGBTQ+ Activism | 19 November
An online screening of Ed Webb-Ingall's short film ‘We Have Rather Been Invaded’ (2017), was followed by a panel discussion with Webb-Ingall and journalist Isobel Van Dyke, exploring the impact and legacy of Section 28 and LGBTQ+ education in Britain today.
The Colour Line, Terrence Phearse | 25 November
Photographer Terrence Phearse took us through his new book and project The Color Line, inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois' 1900 Paris archive.
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I am Them, Sissel Karneskog | 02 December
Fashion Design graduate Sissel Karneskog talked us through their 'I am Them' photo series and video, followed by a Q&A.
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This exhibition was produced in partnership with University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, as a MA Culture, Criticism and Curation final project.