OPEN14 OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Banners across the city centre
This year Brighton Photo Fringe takes photography onto the streets of Brighton with an outdoor exhibition of images from four photographers shortlisted for the international OPEN14. Sponsored by Metro Imaging with funding from London Road Portas Pilot, this pop up showcase will be located in Victoria Gardens, opposite the bottom of Church Street.
This outdoor exhibition explores the ways visual scenes are constructed. Elisavet Kalpaxi edits her portraits into black and white scenes to examine how assumptions of photographs as a 'truth document' are no longer tenable in a post-Photoshop world. Andrea Grützner looks at the way domestic spaces are composed and framed, encouraging alternative ways of imagining intimate environments. Collages by Mandy Lee Jandrell expose landscapes as cultural constructions that often create orientalist fantasies of nature. Max Colson studies the use of vegetation in high security areas to consider how plants are deployed to police urban populations.
A further collage by Mandy Lee Jandrell will be displayed on a banner in Circus Parade, next to Vantage Point, the BPF14 Collectives Hub. This is located just a short walk to St Peters Church and then up the London Road, follow the yellow banners to Preston Circus and then turn left into Circus Parade.
The exhibition was curated by BPFs Curatorial Trainees: Clare Bennett, Edwin Coomasaru and Ali Farmer. It was built by Willie Robb and Steve and printed by BPF14 print partner Metro Imaging. It is funded by the London Road Portas Pilot, with support from Brighton & Hove City Council. Click here for more information on the London Road.
Image: Untitled from the series New Utopia, Mandy Lee Jandrell, 2007
Shortlisted for OPEN14 showing at
The Regency Town House, Brunswick Square
and an outdoor exhibition at Victoria Gardens