Free Range Cost and Preparation

Free Range Exhibition

  • Cost
  • Dates
  • Advertising
  • Space Visit (Planned)
  • Considerations

Much of the information is the same for Free Range as it is for the Exhibition at University of Hertfordshire. This is due to the fact that my wallpaper will be split between the two exhibitions and my table mats can be re-mounted at the Free Range Exhibition.

Costs Incurred

  • Wallpaper x 3 – £68.85
  • Table Mats x 11 – £66
  • Delivery £14 – £5 Discount for 2nd order – £9
  • Velcro 20mm x 10m – £27.74
  • Spray Mount, Business card holder & Delivery – £18.03
  • Forks – £5.55
  • TOTAL – £195.17 

Dates

29th June – Opening Night

30th June – 3rd July General View

Advertising

This is the leaflet/Poster created by the design team for our Free Range Exhibition. I will be emailing this out to people and I will also create an event on Facebook for family and friends.

Space/Layout

As a group we will be planning a visit to The Truman Brewery after we have put our work up for exhibition at UofH, This is so we can determine what space we will have available and the best space for each of our exhibitions.

These images are taken from the brochure that Diane brought in for us to have a look through. There are also images from past shows on the Free Range website, this will be helpful in making decisions as to where my work might go and how it might look.

Considerations

Space will be a consideration as I have a very specific exhibition and I will need to be sure I can hang my wallpaper from a size perspective but also the practicality of mounting on the walls. We are not clear on the space we have available to us all at this stage (or those not on the build/design team anyway) But we have less students choosing to exhibit at Free Range so we potentially have more space to play with.

 

I uploaded my profile and three images to the Free range Web Site.

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Richard Mosse – Incoming

Richard Mosse – Incoming at the Barbican

On the same day as the visit to The Tate Modern we visited The Barbican for Incoming but Richard Mosse. In this exhibition Mossed explored the migration of refugees across Europe, The Middle East and North Africa. Refugees escaping war and persecution causing the largest migration since WWII. (Richardmosse.com, 2017)

Using a military grade camera that can read body heat signatures from over 30km away and working with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten Mossed created a multi channel video installation. (Richardmosse.com, 2017)

Of the two exhibitions on the day I was immediately blown away at this one, walking in the viewer was faced with multiple screens of moving infrared images. Unlike anything I have seen before this takes away any pre conceived ideas of what you are looking at and where, because the camera picks up heat traces the details in the images are those which would usually be hidden. Further round the room were large scale still images, in the same style. The sheer size was very powerful and again because of the nature the details in the image were dramatic, those things that would remain hidden could be seen. Then came the three large screens and the video itself, at 50 minutes long I couldn’t stay to watch the whole thing. However what I did see stirred many feelings in me, firstly that the whole situation is very moving, tragic and heart breaking. Another feeling that came up though was that because of the infrared it dehumanises the subjects, not being able to pick out details such as skin colour, age and in particular you cannot see the eyes. These are the things that traditionally move a person wth lack of eye detail it can almost leave you unfeeling towards the subject. The longer I watched i feel the more disassociated from the situation I became and almost the more normal it became to see.

I found the whole thing very powerful and very moving, for me it has no personal impact on my choice of exhibition but should I ever decide to pursue the video or even giff route then I would consider the multiple screens.

The other thing I noticed was the beautiful detail and architecture of the Barbican itself, from the outside looking like nothing special or outstanding, inside was spectacular.

Unfortunately I was unable to grab any phone pictures, as far as I was aware no photography was permitted. So I just have the images from memory or those available to view on Mosses website.

References:

barbican.org.uk. (2017). Richard Mosse. [online] Available at: https://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=19949 [Accessed 28 Feb. 2017].

Richardmosse.com. (2017). Richard Mosse Photography | Incoming. [online] Available at: http://www.richardmosse.com/projects/incoming# [Accessed 25 Feb. 2017].

Brighton Biennial

On 12th October I visited Brighton Photo Biennial with some of my fellow students. I attended in 2014 and enjoyed the experience so was keen to return. The biggest thing of note is that the exhibition takes place over such a large area and time frame it is worth taking a few days in Brighton to really make the most of all that is on show. There was also something that I realise whilst there was the limited information and exhibition names at times would make me think I wasn’t entirely interested in visiting. Listening to other students views though there may have been some exhibits I missed out on.

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The exhibition we attended from the main Photo Biennial were ‘Into the outside: the story so far’  and ‘Reimagined’  both on display at the University of Brighton Galleries – Grand Parade. Whilst I had an appreciation of some of the images, a lot of what was displayed felt conceptual and I wasn’t clear on their purpose. I also noticed there was a lot of nudity within both exhibitions, I have no issues with nudity and hoot it myself, however sometimes I question if there is an absolute need or if it just for the sake of nudity. This is a question I will ponder and perhaps research at a later date.  The things I really took from the exhibitions are the variations in presentation and display. Unfortunately we were not able to take photos in the gallery. Listed below were things to consider:

  • Grid display of many images very effective, layout is important
  • Table with glass top, images displayed beneath
  • Glass fronted frames reflect light and surroundings which may not be a good thing as it is distracting and detracts from the main focus which should be the image on display.

 

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By far the most enjoyable part of the Biennial is the accompanying Photo Fringe, her ether are more obscure exhibitions in cafes, bars, little offices etc. I had listed a few to visit, trying to keep their locations fairly close to one another. The frustrating think about the fringe is that some of the locations are difficult to find  and were closed despite being advertised as open.

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This was a small exhibition at the Library, we stumbled on this whilst hoping to find photobooks. There had been an extensive display of these at the last Biennial, so we had assumed there would be again, we were disappointed to fine there were none there this year and we couldn’t locate them in any other location. I really liked the simple but effective layout of this exhibition, there were gif images playing on the screen of similar still images from the wall.

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This exhibition takes place outside the library, I like this idea of industrial frames I may put this forward as a suggestion for our end of year exhibition.

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Ali Tollervey – Surface

I had a mixed reaction to this little exhibition, it took place in a small restaurant, I was thankful t was quiet so that we could really take time to look at the images. A number of the images were very striking, I particularly liked the landscapes and there were a couple of interesting portraits. Some of the images in the collection didn’t seem to fit. What this makes me realise is that when displaying it should be clear to the viewers why the images are there and how they fit into the collection.

In interesting point is the image layout sheet included with the display, the information about image/concept could be placed here.

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Sarah Ketelaars – Seeking Beauty

This was one of the exhibitions I was most looking forward to, from the images that were available to view online I really liked the abstract nature. Unfortunately when we arrived the gallery was closed. I had a good look through the window and took snaps of the images. I really liked the way the images were displayed, it looked well thought out and the frames suited the images well. I also like that this is a small gallery space, I know that there is at least one local to me in St Albans I may consider contacting them to arrange an exhibition of my own work.

Over all I enjoyed my visit to Brighton, It is really valuable to see exhibitions of this scale and take note how it could impact my own practice. I always enjoy the opportunity to take my own photographs, this time I had decided I would only use a plastic hogla lens for my Canon 650D. I have included a few of my own snaps from the day, we were lucky with beautiful weather on our visit, I am always pleased when the sun is shining as I like to see how the light affects things I am looking at.

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