LOOK11: Talks & Debates

Talks & Debates
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1.TUESDAY 7th JUNE, 18.00

Photography as A Call to Action: Social Inequality
Tuesday 7th June, 6pm
CUC Liverpool, The Dragon Room


Join the debate about how equal a society we have and whether photography can be a powerful tool to highlight inequality and spark action. The Equality Trust presents the winners of their national photography competition capturing social inequality and talk around the line between representation and misrepresentation of vulnerable people in images. Liverpool University’s ‘PEOPLE’ (  Policy, Evolution, Origionating in a Participatory Learning Environment ) input to the debate with a focus on the social make up of Merseyside, the place with more wards in the most socially deprived categories than anywhere in the UK, and exhibiting artist Anita Smith talks about her project Asylum Seekers. The session takes 3 key exhibitions around social inequality at the CUC,  Voices http://www.look2011.co.uk/whats-on/voices-group-show-by-graduates-of-documentary-photography-ma-at-university-of-bolton    , Paul Grahem http://www.look2011.co.uk/whats-on/beyond-caring-images-by-paul-graham/  and Zanelle Muholi http://www.look2011.co.uk/whats-on/faces-and-phases-images-by-zanella-muholi


Rezz, Artist Talk
Wednesday 8th June, 8pm
The Bluecoat, School Lane
0151 702 5324


Look11 exhibiting artist talks about his new exhibition at the Bluecoat ‘Rezz’ and the role that new social media devices can take in the presentation of portraiture. Rezz is an interactive photography project discussing the ways in which we interact both online and offline. It asks the question whether social media helps or hinders our ability to interact with each other. The project achieves this through the use of portraits of random strangers taken on the streets of Liverpool with an iPhone. These portraits are embedded in the real world and the virtual world for people to discover and interact with through a use of the location app Gowalla. http://www.look2011.co.uk/whats-on/rezz-images-by-pete-carr/

3. TUESDAY 14th JUNE, 18.00

Photography As A Call to Action: Northern Ireland
Tuesday 14th June, 6pm
LJMU Art & Design Academy
2 Duckingfield Street, Next to Catholic cathedral
0151 231 5083, info@look2011.co.uk

Here directly from Look11 Artistic Director Stephen Snoddy & Exhibiting artist Jill Jennings about their responses to the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Stephen Snoddy talks about his curatorial approach to presenting the photography from 4 Northern Irish Photographers in including Paul Seawright’s Conflicting Accounts, Donovan Wylie’s British Watchtowers, Work from 80’s and 90’s by Victor Sloan and Jill Jinnings ‘Restricted Access’. Look11 asks the question ‘Can photography be a call to action in the search for meaning in Northern Ireland’s difficult past of two sides, loyalist and protestant and nationalist and catholic’.

(Click here for interview with artist Jill Jennings http://www.look2011.co.uk/artist-interview-jill-jennings)

Jill Jennings also offers an artist’s talk and Q&A session about her project ‘Restricted Access’ documenting The Maze/ Long Kesh Prison in Northern Ireland. http://www.look2011.co.uk/whats-on/stop-think-examine-debate-northern-ireland/

4.THURSDAY 16th JUNE, 18.00
Dogs in Cages, Artist Talk
Thursday 16th June, 6pm
The Bluecoat, School Lane
0151 702 5324


Join John Darwell for a talk about his new work ‘Dogs in Cages’ commissioned by the Bluecoat for Look11. To date seven monographs of his work have been published including Legacy: Inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (Dewi Lewis Publishing 2001), Dark Days (Dewi Lewis 2007) and Committed to Memory (A twenty five year retrospective, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, 2007). He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally including shows in Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands and the United States and his work is included in several key permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford. Darwell’s ‘Dogs in cages series’ forms part of the Bluecoat’s group show ‘Confined’.  http://www.look2011.co.uk/whats-on/confined-juergen-chill-edmund-clark-john-darwell-dornith-doherty-ben-graville-david-maisel-and-david-moore/



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