Open eye: Public Discussion

Open eye: Public Discussion

Open eye: Public Discussion

Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Date(s): 24.3.16
Time(s): 18:00 - 19:00

Public Discussion

Thursday 24 March 2016, 18.00 – 19.00
Free. Booking required.

An opportunity to discuss themes arising in Flat Death, informed by visitor comments collected throughout the exhibition.

Angela Samata will facilitate the discussion. Angela sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group tackling suicide prevention in England and Wales and is a presenter and arts professional. Angela presented the BBC documentary ‘Life After Suicide’ which has recently been recognised with a Mind Media Award.

The event is free, however booking is required: Please call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email to reserve your place.

Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

Through photographic projects by Edgar Martins and Jordan Baseman, this exhibition presents two series of work that invite us to reflect on how we deal with death, as a society and individually.

Edgar Martins attempts to understand our relationship to death and photography’s role in this process through a variety of images. Jordan Baseman’s exhibition of memorial images sits within a long tradition of photography being used by families to remember their loved ones after they have passed.

In shaping the exhibition we have been in consultation with leading individuals & mental health organisations to ensure an open dialogue. Throughout the exhibition, we will be holding events considering the ethical responsibilities and systems of public beliefs around the work presented and sharing the findings.

The exhibition’s title, Flat Death, is taken from Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida which considers the photograph as a fixed record of a moment in time.