Brighton Fringe Festival got off to a bit of a wet start on the opening weekend but that didn’t stop me from taking a tour of some of the shows, including ones in the former Co-op building where van den Boom has his work on show, see previous post, as well as at the Phoenix Brighton where Stuart Griffith‘s body of work, Closer, is well worth visiting.
Above and over, photos from two group shows which are currently on as part of the fringe, IN SITE in Brighton and MAKE BELIEVE where there is a free talk taking place at Blank in Portslade near Hove this Saturday.
Tomorrow, some more footage from the biennial, including a two-minute sound bite from festival curator Martin Parr and photos from my mini fringe festival tour on Saturday.
IN SITE @ BLUEDOG GALLERY
As part of the Brighton Photo Fringe Festival 2010, BLUEDOG GALLERY presents the exhibition IN SITE, featuring the work of photographers Ellie Davies, Wendy Pye and Toby Smith who create their photographic projects within protected sites of outstanding natural beauty and special scientific interest. Using different photographic strategies, each photographer has produced a series of images focusing on their relationship and response to the location and landscape.
Toby Smith presents his photo essay/documentary series ‘ Madagascar: Bois de Rose’, in which he exposes illegal logging in Madagascar. Ellie Davies and Wendy Pye respond personally to their respective locations of The New Forest and Beachy Head, using lighting techniques and physical intervention to create a personal response to the landscape. On until 31 October with a free artist talk taking place on 18 October.
MAKE, BELIEVE @ Blank
Check out a free talk looking at “the extraordinary in the mundane – the need to interpret objects and the natural world” held as part of Brighton Photo Fringe.
Melanie Stidolph, Nick Kaplony and Richard Paul will be in discussion with Dr Stewart Martin, Senior Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory at Middlesex University.
Saturday 9 October at Blank gallery in Portslade, the next town on from Hove.