Thursday, 8 March 2018

Happy International Women's Day 2018

A very Happy International Women's Day to all the beautiful and amazing women in my life. Today I want to raise my hand, high and strong and share these words with you.

To be a woman is the greatest gift, a vessel that can sail you through. A body that is powerful and strong, a mind creative, academic, emotional and true.

A vision that has no boundaries, but strives for balance, hope and change. A history that shares the pain, but reminds us of what we have achieved.

Today I feel a wealth of warmth, knowing that I share my life with so many of you. I am honoured and humbled that our paths have crossed, and we share in many of the same views.

Let this day forth bring us closer to our goals, a day when gender is not a display. But when respect, equal pay and balance, is taught from birth in the right way.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Magnificent & Marvellous Mexico - I Miss You

So I find myself back from Mexico City just over a week and I am already missing the warmth, generosity, excitement and forever inspiring moments that came from magnificent and marvellous city! 

Mexico has always been a country that I've dreamed of visiting and I can honestly say that I was beyond excited, but also very much deeply moved by all that I experienced in the nine days I was there. There are moments in your life when you feel truly humbled and honoured that your artistic practice can take you to places far and wide, and this city, the people, the inspiration I witnessed has left me feeling moved in a way I wasn't quite expecting. 

To hear the stories from the participants of the workshop, Brad and I delivered were both emotive and strong, but also very divisive. To listen to the things people see everyday and are trying to fight against, was incredible to hear, but also to see how their creative, cathartic approaches through each of their practices helped to release powerful visual images, that all brought together resulted in a beautiful subverted 'Red Magazine'

From Roma to the Pyramids, every moment, corner explored was a delight and I must extend my huge thanks to all that people that managed to make this happen. Enormous thanks to all at ROSEGALLERY who patiently prepared and organised the shipment of the works from Santa Monica to Mexico City, to all at Centro de la Imagen who installed, worked on and opened their arms to my arrival, to new friends and colleagues like Natasha and Mariela who are just extraordinary women - deeply moved and honoured to have worked with you all. And Mexico, I shall be back very, very soon indeed! 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Rojo, Muerto O Real : Taller De Apropiación, Reciclaje Y Reinvención De (Foto) Libros - 6 & 7 February At Centro De La Imagen - Mexico City

RED, DEAD OR REAL is a workshop of appropriation, recycling and reinvention of (photo)books lead by myself and Brad which takes place on the 6 & 7 February at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City!!! We are beyond excited to have developed and lead this workshop in a city which we have both dreamed of visiting and we would like to extend our greatest thanks to all the wonderful supporters, staff and curators who have made this possible - huge thanks to the Centro de la Imagen, Natasha, Mariela and our dear friend David Solo.

The workshop seeks to review, challenge and create new versions of photo-publications of a political nature in a theoretical, creative and participatory space to debate. Participants will work on the idea of the red note publications not only as a book, but as a means to challenge, in broader terms the methodology of violence coverage in journalism in Mexico. Thus, they will develop anti-content that deconstructs seminal publications of photography and sensationalist magazines seeking to generate subversive reinterpretations.

Red, Dead or Real will be taught by myself and Brad Feuerhelm, who participate in Reversiones, an exhibition that is currently exhibited at the Centro de la Imagen as part of the E.Folio.001 (Encounter on the contemporary photobook). 

Aimed at artists, photographers, photography students, editors, illustrators, bookbinders and amateurs. All you need to do is submit a brief registration form setting out your ideas and reasons behind wishing to attend along with a portfolio of your work (no more than 15 images in a single PDF format) to the Centro de la Imagen by email by Thursday February 1 at 2:59 pm (Mexico City Time).

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy New Year - 2018, A Year For Adventures

As we enter into 2018, I don on my black and white top hat, lay with the silver streamers and listen to vintage jazz thinking about all the exciting and wonderful opportunities that will come from this exciting and adventureous New Year! I was truly delighted to see in the new days in style, at a delightful Copenhagen dinner party with new friends.

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a truly beautiful, inspiring and loving new year that is filled with the most magical days. May each day be filled with love, light and much laughter and all that each of you could wish for. This year IS set to be one of the best yet!

First stop for me will be; next month in the wonderful Mexico City and I just cannot wait, more to come on this soon...

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