CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP WITH ART THERAPIST HANNA LEIPOLD
SATURDAY 24 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
SUNDAY 25 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
Engaging with the arts and creativity generally has proven throughout history to aid communication, build relationships, form social connections and to help make sense of complex emotions and feelings.
In this 90-minute workshop, the participants will be guided through a creative experience facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist to explore and reflect together on the impact of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic on their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
We will use art materials and the exhibited photographs to reflect together in a supportive group environment on the challenges and pressures for young people to navigate the ‘new normal’.
KOREBAJU PROJECT BY CÉSAR CUSPOCA
INTERVIEW - SEPT 2020
Artist César Cuspoca talking about the Korebaju Project, a long term collaborative project with the Korebaju, an indigenous community of Colombia.
César Cuspoca is a Colombian artist (b.1987) based in Paris.
His work challenges human perceptions and beliefs established by convention or tradition within society. The idea of experience takes a central role in Cuspoca’s approach and allows him to structure his creative process. Through experiences, Cuspoca produces still images, videos, and sound recordings. He combines these gathered materials with elements of the local environment to build installations in situ.In 2018, accompanied by a production team and a phonetician, Jenifer Vega, Cuspoca spent a month among the Korebaju (Children of the Earth), an Indigenous community located in the Caqueta region of Colombia. The Korebaju population is estimated at two thousand individuals. Like other groups in the region, they were affected by the exploitation of rubber, minerals and wood which consequently lead to human-forced displacements and environmental damages. It’s a community in danger of disappearance according to UNESCO. While Cuspoca spent time with the Korebaju, he was struck by their capacity to adapt and survive despite the continuous violence around them. The Korebaju allowed the artist to record sound, video and photographic materials. Cuspoca used these materials subsequently and combined them with items of the local environment from the exhibition space.
The final installations provoke a sensitive reflection on the Korebaju reality and explore the interconnected stories between Indigenous people and Western civilisations.
19th and 20th October 2019, from 12:00-5:00pm
Portfolio reviews will be held during the exhibition Except The Clouds hosted by Anastasiia Federova, Max Barnett and Sandrine Servent.
The portfolio review aims to assist photographer’s in their professional futures at every level.
Completed projects, works in progress are welcome. We’ll provide guidance on techniques, suggestions to improve your skills as a photographer and recommendations for creating and refining your photographic vision. You’ll leave with the sort of practical feedback you can use to move your photography to another level.
We view all common photographic formats. Portfolios can be presented in print format or digitally on a computer. We advise that you bring a notebook also so that you and the reviewer can note down key points of discussion.
To book your portfolio review, please follow the link on eventbrite HERE!
Sandrine Servent works as an agent, producer and curator. Originally from Paris, she is now working and living in London.
After a couple of years working as an agent and producer for DMB Represents - a photography agency representing artists such as Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, Simon Roberts, Nadia Lee Cohen to name a few - she launched Mina Raven in 2018, an organisation working with public and private institutions to produce and promote photography between UK and France.
She has been working as an expert and portfolio reviewer for photographic events such as Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles (2017 and 2018) and Voies Off (2017 and 2018).
Max Barnett is a Photographer, Magazine Editor, and Image Editor based in London.
He moved to London in September 2010 in order to complete a BA in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. While studying he developed the original concept for a new magazine, which later became PYLOT Magazine.
PYLOT was officially launched in 2014 after Max assembled a small team, who worked together to create the magazine’s identity. He currently works as the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of the magazine.
Alongside starting a magazine, Max has established a career as a photographer, working with a range of clients and magazines.
Anastasiia Fedorova is a writer and curator based in London.
She is a regular contributor to Dazed, i-D, GARAGE, 032c, The Guardian, Highsnobiety, FOAM and The Calvert Journal among other titles. In 2018, she co-curated the exhibition "Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe" at Calvert 22. She appeared as a speaker at Radio BBC, The Barbican Centre, Chelsea College of Art and ICA London.
Offshoot Gallery and Studio Space
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