In the Summertime - PARC newsletter July- November 2015

Summer Reflections

It’s been a very busy summer at PARC. We staged the second Moose on the Loose Biennale of Research: Archives in Time and Space, which took place across LCC and externally from May 5- 23. With 36 exhibitions events in the programme, including symposia, workshops, conferences, publications, new work, residencies, study days and in conversations, this was the most ambitious Moose yet. The full programme can be found at www.mooseontheloose.net, and some highlights were Women and Wit: Firecracker symposium; The People’s Bureau in Residence; Alexander Cooper: 6 Arctic Animals: LCC Letterpress Workshop: David Campany on working with the Walker Evans Archive; Shadows symposium, convened by the London Alternative Photography Collective with PARC; Corinne Silva: Garden State;Anna Fox: The Workstations Files from the Camerawork Archives, curated by Robin Christian ; Scar: Photographs from the Siege of Sarajevo by Paul Lowe, curated by Val Williams.

Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed, and to all our amazing speakers, exhibitors and audiences. Moose 2015 creates a considerable legacy – with Paul Lowe’s exhibition travelling to Munich, 6 Arctic Animals about to be mailed out across the globe, a new Shadows conference being planned on analogue photography techniques, an ongoing network emerging from the Theatre of Photography study day and the Anna Fox scanned documents becoming the first part of the new Camerawork Archive online resource. Moose has brought us new friends and new partners, both in the local community and in the wider academic and creative networks. We will build on this. See you again in 2017!

Moose 2015 Gallery.

Summer also saw extensive work on our two upcoming publications, Garden State by Corinne Silva, and Ken.To be destroyed by Sara Davidmann. Garden State will be published in October, and Ken.To be destroyed will be issued by Schilt Publishing in 2016.

Thanks too to Brigitte Lardinois, who has been Deputy Director of PARC since 2010 and is now returning to her post of Senior Research Fellow at LCC. During her time at PARC, Brigitte project managed the Daniel Meadows exhibition and book, and the funded NAM project and has more recently been responsible for bringing the archive of the Edward Reeves photo studio to light, in a series of exhibitions and events. Brigitte will retain her close connection to PARC through her Centre Membership, and we look forward to working with her on new projects in the future.

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The Shopping Cart: the People’s Bureau in Residence at Moose on the Loose, 2015. Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.

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Sara Davidmann in conversation with Marcus Dickey Horley at Moose on the Loose, May 2015.

Summer also saw extensive work on our two upcoming publications, Garden State by Corinne Silva, and Ken.To be destroyed by Sara Davidmann. Garden State will be published in October, and Ken.To be destroyed will be issued by Schilt Publishing in 2016.

Thanks too to Brigitte Lardinois, who has been Deputy Director of PARC since 2010 and is now returning to her post of Senior Research Fellow at LCC. During her time at PARC, Brigitte project managed the Daniel Meadows exhibition and book, and the funded NAM project and has more recently been responsible for bringing the archive of the Edward Reeves photo studio to light, in a series of exhibitions and events. Brigitte will retain her close connection to PARC through her Centre Membership, and we look forward to working with her on new projects in the future.

Autumn Anticipations

22 August-13 September
Stories Seen through a Glass Plate.
High Street, Lewes, East Sussex. A series of 80 lightboxes installed in 55 Lewes shop windows, showing photographs from the Edward Reeves Studio archive. A restaging, by popular demand, of the 2014 exhibition curated by Brigitte Lardinois and Matt Haycocks for the Brighton Photo Biennial.

25 September- 31 October 2015
Daniel Meadows: Early Photographs. Curated by Val Williams.
Upper Street, Atrium and Well Galleries LCC. Open 10-5. Closed Sundays.

This is the last venue on the tour of this exhibition, which opened at the National Media Museum in 2011. In 1973, photographer Daniel Meadows went on an extraordinary journey, photographing the English as he travelled the country in a double-decker bus, giving away photographs he had made in the free studios he set up during his journey on the Free Photographic Omnibus.

Meadows was one of an important group of photographers who spearheaded the independent photography movement in the early 1970s, breaking with tradition and infusing the medium with new energies and ways of seeing. His practice is complex, passionate and sometimes deeply autobiographical. He produced an astonishing record of urban society across Britain, working in a uniquely collaborative way with his subjects, many of whom he interviewed. These are those rare photographs that people come to love, for their innocence, their directness and their sense of longing.

Together with recently discovered unpublished work from Meadows’ own archive, this exhibition, and the accompanying book, presents his five best known projects: The Shop on Greame Street, 1972, Butlins by the Sea, 1972, June Street, Salford, 1973, The Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-74, and Nattering in Paradise, 1984.
This is a UAL/LCC/PARC partnership project with the National Media Museum, Ffotogallery Cardiff, Library of Birmingham and Photoworks.
Collaborations with MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography:

October 7, 2015: In It Together - Participatory Photography Symposium: Speakers TBC. Main Lecture Theatre, 14.00 - 16.00. Open for booking from September.

October 21, 2015: Paul Lowe in Conversation with Daniel Meadows: Main Lecture Theatre
14.00 - 16.00 followed by Afternoon Tea reception. Open for booking from September 2015.

An LCC School of Media Showcase exhibition curated by Val Williams for the UAL Photography and The Archive Research Centre and partners.

 

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Poster from the exhibition Butlins by the Sea, Martin Parr and Daniel Meadows, 1972.

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From The Shop on Greame Street by Daniel Meadows, 1972.

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October 13 – 18 2015

SCAR Photographs from the Siege of Sarajevo by Paul Lowe. A Moose on the Loose 2015 exhibition. Photodoks Festival fur Aktuelle Dokumentarfotografie, Munich.

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From the series Imitation of Lives by Judith Erwes.

15 September to 16 October 2015

Judith Erwes: Imitation of Lives: Photographs of weddings that never happened.

PARCSpace, Room 224, London College of Communication.

Opening Party with special refreshments 1 October 2015 16.30-18.30
Open Tues and Thurs 12-2, and informally during each weekday.

Imitation of Lives is a remarkable series of photographs and ephemera created by photographer Judith Erwes as a ‘documentary homage’ to vintage amateur wedding photographs of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The series is a result of Erwes’ ongoing fascination with family histories and amateur snapshots.

The project was made over two years and focuses on individual characters and carefully arranged visual adornments that enforce the illusion of reality. In order to recreate the kind of scenes that typified her collection of vintage snapshots Erwes used friends and acquaintances as subjects, as well as actors and complete strangers she cast in the street. She also collected authentic wedding accessories, props and flowers from a variety of sources including Ebay and flea markets. The series has been featured in the British Journal of Photography, Grafik and published as a book by Duke Press in 2014.

“I’m interested in classical images where everything stays the same except for the fashion and style, which changes with the years.”

This showing of Imitation of Lives brings together for the first time twenty of the series original prints, shown alongside some of the wedding ephemera and vintage prints collected during the research process.

Judith Erwes lives and works in London. She is a volunteer at PARC where she has been cataloguing the Camerawork archive. Her publication and client list includes i-D, Next Level, Capricious, Grafik, the Guardian, The Observer and The Independent Magazine. Recent projects include Brilliant, an educational photography art book aimed at children learning about primary colours published in 2015.

Friday 6 November – Saturday 7 November 2015

Fast Forward: Women in Photography
Friday 06 November, 10.30-17.00, followed by a drinks reception
Saturday 07 November, 10.30-18.00

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium

£25 combined two-day ticket (concessions available)
£15 one-day ticket (concessions available)

This two-day symposium explores the complex and dynamic evolution of the history of women in photography.
From early commercial practices through to the impact of WWII on women and their work, to reframing the role of the archive. Considering both national and international discussions about women in the history of photography, this event presents some of the latest research and debates in the field.
In partnership with University for the Creative Arts, University of the Arts London Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at London College of Communication.

Booking open at the Tate Modern website.

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From Garden State by Corinne Silva

October 2015. Garden State by Corinne Silva:
Monograph edited and published by PARC, Ffotogallery and The Mosaic Rooms.

With an essay by Val Williams and a conversation between Corinne Silva and Eyal Weizman. Launch and signings info coming soon.

Happy Holidays and thanks for supporting PARC.
Stay safe and may the sun shine on you all.
Val Williams and PARC Team

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In the Summertime - PARC newsletter July- November 2015

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Summer Reflections

It’s been a very busy summer at PARC. We staged the second Moose on the Loose Biennale of Research: Archives in Time and Space, which took place across LCC and externally from May 5- 23. With 36 exhibitions events in the programme, including symposia, workshops, conferences, publications, new work, residencies, study days and in conversations, this was the most ambitious Moose yet. The full programme can be found at www.mooseontheloose.net, and some highlights were Women and Wit: Firecracker symposium; The People’s Bureau in Residence; Alexander Cooper: 6 Arctic Animals: LCC Letterpress Workshop: David Campany on working with the Walker Evans Archive; Shadows symposium, convened by the London Alternative Photography Collective with PARC; Corinne Silva: Garden State;Anna Fox: The Workstations Files from the Camerawork Archives, curated by Robin Christian ; Scar: Photographs from the Siege of Sarajevo by Paul Lowe, curated by Val Williams.

Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed, and to all our amazing speakers, exhibitors and audiences. Moose 2015 creates a considerable legacy – with Paul Lowe’s exhibition travelling to Munich, 6 Arctic Animals about to be mailed out across the globe, a new Shadows conference being planned on analogue photography techniques, an ongoing network emerging from the Theatre of Photography study day and the Anna Fox scanned documents becoming the first part of the new Camerawork Archive online resource. Moose has brought us new friends and new partners, both in the local community and in the wider academic and creative networks. We will build on this. See you again in 2017!

Moose 2015 Gallery.

Summer also saw extensive work on our two upcoming publications, Garden State by Corinne Silva, and Ken.To be destroyed by Sara Davidmann. Garden State will be published in October, and Ken.To be destroyed will be issued by Schilt Publishing in 2016.

Thanks too to Brigitte Lardinois, who has been Deputy Director of PARC since 2010 and is now returning to her post of Senior Research Fellow at LCC. During her time at PARC, Brigitte project managed the Daniel Meadows exhibition and book, and the funded NAM project and has more recently been responsible for bringing the archive of the Edward Reeves photo studio to light, in a series of exhibitions and events. Brigitte will retain her close connection to PARC through her Centre Membership, and we look forward to working with her on new projects in the future.

The Shopping Cart: the People’s Bureau in Residence at Moose on the Loose, 2015. Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. IMG_4007.jpg

The Shopping Cart: the People’s Bureau in Residence at Moose on the Loose, 2015. Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.

IMG_3894.JPG

Sara Davidmann in conversation with Marcus Dickey Horley at Moose on the Loose, May 2015.

Summer also saw extensive work on our two upcoming publications, Garden State by Corinne Silva, and Ken.To be destroyed by Sara Davidmann. Garden State will be published in October, and Ken.To be destroyed will be issued by Schilt Publishing in 2016.

Thanks too to Brigitte Lardinois, who has been Deputy Director of PARC since 2010 and is now returning to her post of Senior Research Fellow at LCC. During her time at PARC, Brigitte project managed the Daniel Meadows exhibition and book, and the funded NAM project and has more recently been responsible for bringing the archive of the Edward Reeves photo studio to light, in a series of exhibitions and events. Brigitte will retain her close connection to PARC through her Centre Membership, and we look forward to working with her on new projects in the future.

Autumn Anticipations

22 August-13 September
Stories Seen through a Glass Plate.
High Street, Lewes, East Sussex. A series of 80 lightboxes installed in 55 Lewes shop windows, showing photographs from the Edward Reeves Studio archive. A restaging, by popular demand, of the 2014 exhibition curated by Brigitte Lardinois and Matt Haycocks for the Brighton Photo Biennial.

25 September- 31 October 2015
Daniel Meadows: Early Photographs. Curated by Val Williams.
Upper Street, Atrium and Well Galleries LCC. Open 10-5. Closed Sundays.

This is the last venue on the tour of this exhibition, which opened at the National Media Museum in 2011. In 1973, photographer Daniel Meadows went on an extraordinary journey, photographing the English as he travelled the country in a double-decker bus, giving away photographs he had made in the free studios he set up during his journey on the Free Photographic Omnibus.

Meadows was one of an important group of photographers who spearheaded the independent photography movement in the early 1970s, breaking with tradition and infusing the medium with new energies and ways of seeing. His practice is complex, passionate and sometimes deeply autobiographical. He produced an astonishing record of urban society across Britain, working in a uniquely collaborative way with his subjects, many of whom he interviewed. These are those rare photographs that people come to love, for their innocence, their directness and their sense of longing.

Together with recently discovered unpublished work from Meadows’ own archive, this exhibition, and the accompanying book, presents his five best known projects: The Shop on Greame Street, 1972, Butlins by the Sea, 1972, June Street, Salford, 1973, The Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-74, and Nattering in Paradise, 1984.
This is a UAL/LCC/PARC partnership project with the National Media Museum, Ffotogallery Cardiff, Library of Birmingham and Photoworks.
Collaborations with MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography:

October 7, 2015: In It Together - Participatory Photography Symposium: Speakers TBC. Main Lecture Theatre, 14.00 - 16.00. Open for booking from September.

October 21, 2015: Paul Lowe in Conversation with Daniel Meadows: Main Lecture Theatre
14.00 - 16.00 followed by Afternoon Tea reception. Open for booking from September 2015.

An LCC School of Media Showcase exhibition curated by Val Williams for the UAL Photography and The Archive Research Centre and partners.

 

1972_11_butlins_impressions.jpg

Poster from the exhibition Butlins by the Sea, Martin Parr and Daniel Meadows, 1972.

1972_free_studio_Greame_Street_02_280_21.jpg

From The Shop on Greame Street by Daniel Meadows, 1972.

October 13 – 18 2015

SCAR Photographs from the Siege of Sarajevo by Paul Lowe. A Moose on the Loose 2015 exhibition. Photodoks Festival fur Aktuelle Dokumentarfotografie, Munich.

600px_imitation-of-lives-by-judith-erwes.jpg

From the series Imitation of Lives by Judith Erwes.

15 September to 16 October 2015

Judith Erwes: Imitation of Lives: Photographs of weddings that never happened.

PARCSpace, Room 224, London College of Communication.

Opening Party with special refreshments 1 October 2015 16.30-18.30
Open Tues and Thurs 12-2, and informally during each weekday.

Imitation of Lives is a remarkable series of photographs and ephemera created by photographer Judith Erwes as a ‘documentary homage’ to vintage amateur wedding photographs of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The series is a result of Erwes’ ongoing fascination with family histories and amateur snapshots.

The project was made over two years and focuses on individual characters and carefully arranged visual adornments that enforce the illusion of reality. In order to recreate the kind of scenes that typified her collection of vintage snapshots Erwes used friends and acquaintances as subjects, as well as actors and complete strangers she cast in the street. She also collected authentic wedding accessories, props and flowers from a variety of sources including Ebay and flea markets. The series has been featured in the British Journal of Photography, Grafik and published as a book by Duke Press in 2014.

“I’m interested in classical images where everything stays the same except for the fashion and style, which changes with the years.”

This showing of Imitation of Lives brings together for the first time twenty of the series original prints, shown alongside some of the wedding ephemera and vintage prints collected during the research process.

Judith Erwes lives and works in London. She is a volunteer at PARC where she has been cataloguing the Camerawork archive. Her publication and client list includes i-D, Next Level, Capricious, Grafik, the Guardian, The Observer and The Independent Magazine. Recent projects include Brilliant, an educational photography art book aimed at children learning about primary colours published in 2015.

Friday 6 November – Saturday 7 November 2015

Fast Forward: Women in Photography
Friday 06 November, 10.30-17.00, followed by a drinks reception
Saturday 07 November, 10.30-18.00

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium

£25 combined two-day ticket (concessions available)
£15 one-day ticket (concessions available)

This two-day symposium explores the complex and dynamic evolution of the history of women in photography.
From early commercial practices through to the impact of WWII on women and their work, to reframing the role of the archive. Considering both national and international discussions about women in the history of photography, this event presents some of the latest research and debates in the field.
In partnership with University for the Creative Arts, University of the Arts London Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at London College of Communication.

Booking open at the Tate Modern website.

IMAGE-Garden State-Moose 21-2.jpg

From Garden State by Corinne Silva

October 2015. Garden State by Corinne Silva:
Monograph edited and published by PARC, Ffotogallery and The Mosaic Rooms.

With an essay by Val Williams and a conversation between Corinne Silva and Eyal Weizman. Launch and signings info coming soon.

Happy Holidays and thanks for supporting PARC.
Stay safe and may the sun shine on you all.
Val Williams and PARC Team

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