Artist Helena Goldwater invited me into the online project Chain Letter London: Swarm of Consciousness. Beginning with 10 invitees; Doug Harvey (Los Angeles: Exhibitions curator), Marnie Weber (Los Angeles), Kevin Sampson (New York City) , Paul Noble (London), Judith McNicol (Hertfordshire), John Lundberg (Huddersfield), Stephen O’Malley (Paris) , Stu Mead (Berlin), Pierre Gauvin (Montreal Quebec), Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert (Luxembourg / Brussels), the project took shape over 30 days as each artist invited new artists, who in turn invited new artists…. The resulting project is online at www.swarm-of-consciousness.com / www.helenagoldwater.co.uk.
The Contact Editions vs Tri-pod event took place on Sat 2nd July at Strike Studios. Before the projections the film collective Kitchen Sink curated a film programme. Miranda Gavin, Hotshoe Magazine Deputy Editor hosted the evening and discussion with artists; David Axelbank, Natasha Caruana, Mona Simon and myself. Organised by Natasha Caruana, Strike Studios and Anna Stevens and Emily Graham, Contact Editions. www.contacteditions.co.uk / www.facebook.com/studiostrike / www.tripodgroup.wordpress.com / www.kitchensinkfilms.com.
Photos from opening night of Harbingers at Centrum, Berlin on Thursday 26th May. Artists; Clara Bausch, Amelia Bywater, Francine Delorme, Samuel Dowd, Esther Ernst, Hatty Lee, Maggie Nightingale, David Rhodes, Lucie Russell, Stefanie Saufort, Melanie Stidolph. Centrum is run by Kate Squires and David Moynihan www.centrumberlin.com.
Test shoot at the weekend for Trigger project. A big thank you to the Hart’s – Emma, Catherine and John. Some squirrel success, more work to do on the fox. This part of a project developing with Tri-pod – www.tri-pod.co.uk. Interested in relying on external devices to set off the shutter, these taken by the animals and the bird feeder.
Contact Editions vs Tri-pod at Studio Strike on Saturday 2nd July. I'll be taking part in this evening of curated projections; two photography collectives battle it out to show the best of contemporary photography. Organised by Natasha Caruana member of Tri-pod development group and Studio Strike. More info at www.facebook.com/studiostrike or www.contacteditions.co.uk or www.tri-pod.co.uk.
Harbingers, Centrum, Berlin, 26 May – 19 June, 2011. Harbingers (a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of others) is the opening exhibition for the new season at Centrum space in Berlin. Each artist from the previous season was asked to invite someone new, Alice Walton – www.alicewaltononline.co.uk, invited me. Centrum is run by Kate Squires and David Moynihan – www.centrumberlin.com.
I share a studio with Laura Braun and Heather McDonough. We work on joint exhibition projects together, such as The Anachronistic Album, which was shown in London and Brighton last year. We also occasionally open the studio for group shows with invited artists. Visit our blog for more info – www.thestudionotebook.blogspot.com.
I am developing new work with the photography group Tri-pod. Members of the group are; Natasha Caruana, Zoe Childerley, Ellie Davis, Dean Hollowood, Karen Grainger, Sacha Lehrfreund, Judith Lyons and Wendy Pye. The group is facilitated by Miranda Gavin, Hotshoe Magazine. I’m interested in replacing the emotional ‘trigger’ to take a photograph with a mechanical trigger – set off by animals as they pass through an infra-red beam. www.tri-pod.co.uk.
I took part in the symposium The Loving Gaze at The Women’s Library in November 2010. Speakers included Susan Andrews, Emmanuelle Dirix, Robin Grierson, Paul Hill and Heather McDonough and . I showed a selection of paired images of my partner and landscape / animal photographs taken in France and the UK.