ben-zuhlcke-game-2.jpgGAME’ a study of male gestures, digital photography by Ben Zuhlcke at the International Gallery, 34 Slater Street. March 15 – 28 2007

Enjoyed the viewing of Ben’s latest works last night. There’s always a lot of thought goes into his exhibitions, its never just a collection of photographs. For this show Ben has asked people to copy some of the over-dramatic poses so often seen on the football field. He has then placed them onto assorted out-of-context backgrounds.

Some show a lot of tension or aggression some are quite amusing. If you didn’t know that the guy curled up in the city street clutching his head in his hands was just miming a footballer who had missed a penalty you might think it was a really serious and disturbing event.

Well worth a visit and the prints are available for sale as limited editions.
Open Tuesday to Sunday until March 28 2007

1 COMMENT

  1. Ben Zuke’s photos-the mime of a footballerstriumphs and cries seem to resonate with the cradle of the pessism and desperation found on the streets of Liverpool.Its seems his idea shows a truth.
    Isolation and a sense of the cry in the dark nature that as a visitor,having seen the exhibition is telling of a culture,seemingly aggressive to the outsider but unmasked and staged by Zuke seems to haunt with the riddled doubt of someting “alone” and damaged.These people really are “victims”.
    I dont think this is merely theatre-it seems to me as a tourist to be very much the fabric of an angry city.
    Having had things thrown at us by children on our Beatles tour I think the photographer has captured something very honest-despite it being staged.He is a Liverpool man that seems to understand his sorroundings very much.A brave man to look under its skin and expose its nerve.
    My husband and I did enjoy the Beatles tour and the Beatles Museum Very much.I would not reccomend Liverpool to visit but as a photographer myself I also enjoyed the work of Mr Zuke very much.Maybe it should be shown as Liverpool outside Liverpool.
    Thank you,Elke and Jens
    Berne Switzerland

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