Rob Ball, Senior Lecturer in Photography, will have a new installation piece showing at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Senior Lecturer in Photography, Rob Ball, has an exhibition of tintypes opening as part of Margate Festival.
Dr Karen Shepherdson, Reader in Photography in the School of Media Art and Design, has a new exhibition at Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria.
Senior Lecturer in Photography, Rob Ball, has a new book of photographs of Coney Island coming out in June, with an essay by Dr Mark Rawlinson.
Registration is open for a symposium by The Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts
Practices, processes, and materials
Thursday 1st June 2017
12.30pm-6pm in Pg09
A symposium organised by the centre for practice based research in the arts
Photography, digital media, electronics, sculpture and medical prosthetics…
Thursday 1 June 2017 12.30pm – 6pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road
Canterbury CT1 1QU
Pg09, Powell Building, School of Media, Art and Design
the canary and the hammer
Lisa Barnard, The University of South Wales
wonky shapes and wrong code
Dr. John Richards, Leicester Media School, De Montfort University
temporary implants and the human body
Dr. Phaedra Shanbaum, Digital Arts and Media Education, UCL
shuffled landscapes: game playing sculpture
Dr. Elly Thomas, artist and independent scholar
For further details contact Tim Long
Artist Sam Vale has produced the exhibition Latent: A hidden history to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Several of the School of Media, Art and Design’s research centres and researchers will be contributing to an event at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.
Beneath the Mask:
Artists, Archives and A/Gender — A day of events, exhibitions and spectacle.
March 16th 2017, 10am-4pm
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Beneath the Mask: Artists, Archives and A/Gender will provide an exciting day of events, exhibitions and spectacle prompted by Claude Cahun‘s exploration of identities and masking.
Throughout the day and with an eclectic and playful mix of presentation and performance, Artists, Archives and A/Gender will explore concepts of identity and masquerade.
Curatorial walk/talks; authors and artists in conversations; poetry and performance will shape the day, providing a plurality of perspectives and an opportunity to enter into dynamic dialogue and discussion.
This one-day event is in partnership with UAL’s Photography and the Archive Research Centre‘s ‘Moose on the Loose’ Festival. Contributions from a number of CCCU’s centres for research will include: the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures; the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE); the Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts and the South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography.
Note that this event will include adult content and themes.
Booking: Places are FREE but they do require booking via this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/event-details.aspx?instance=113603
Research Seminar: Alan Meades and Karen Shepherdson on Arcades, Archives and our Coastal Communities
Alan Meades and Karen Shepherdson of CCCU’s Centre for Research on Communities & Cultures will be discussing an photographic archive of seaside arcades recently acquired by SEAS Photography.
Sinéad Murphy (King’s College, London) will talk about Palestinian artist, photographer, filmmaker and installation artist Larissa Sansour as part of our research seminar series.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
9 November 2016
Producing the nation:
Larissa Sansour’s Dystopian Visions of Palestine
Speaker: Sinéad Murphy (King’s College, London)
Ideas of nation and politics of self-determination have long dominated representations of the Palestinian-Israel conflict, to the extent that “the conflict is understood primarily as a clash between ‘narratives’” (Anna Bernard) – a clash which artists, writers and filmmakers are frequently expected to negotiate. Utilising what she describes as the “odd mix of nostalgia and accomplishment” which science fiction affords, Larissa Sansour creates and interrogates narrations of the nation in Palestine and Israel through film, photography and installation. Sansour’s dystopian visions reinvigorate long-standing questions of identity and belonging in the context of conflict and displacement in Palestine.
Sinéad Murphy is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature in King’s College, London. Her research is an AHRC LAHP-funded project on contemporary Arab speculative fiction in English. She completed her BA and MA degrees in University College Dublin, Ireland. She is the administrator for the Kings Fantastic Talks series, and the co-organiser of the Department of Comparative Literature 2016 PGR conference, Seeking Refuge (http://seekingrefugekcl.com/). Her primary research interests include science and speculative fiction, contemporary Middle Eastern literature, postcolonial theory, and theories of comparative and world literature.
Powell Building – Pf06
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
Feel Free to Bring Your Lunch!
Dr Karen Shepherdson, Reader in Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, is giving a talk on the photographic work of Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones.
Tony Ray-Jones was born and trained in Britain, but was inspired by the street photography he found when he went to Manhattan in the early 1960s. He brought this sensibility back to England and he specialised in photos which make the everyday seem strange, especially in his take on familiar English seaside scenes – men and women in deckchairs, mods asleep in Margate and so on. Many of his photos were taken in East Kent, including Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate and Herne Bay. Martin Parr curated a collection of these photographs, originally shown at the Media Space at the Science Museum and currently on display in the Beaney. Parr has long stressed the importance of Ray-Jones in his own practice, which also includes trips to the seaside and the English at leisure.
Dr Shepherdson will offer an opportunity to (re)consider this influence and explore the legacy both these important photographers have had on contemporary seaside and street photography. She is
a writer, curator, photographer and Director of the UK’s South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures. Her research focuses on the seaside as site of photographic practice and has presented findings at a number of international conferences. Karen has curated several festivals and exhibitions, including the recent SALT: Festival of the Sea & Environment (Folkestone, UK 2015)); Reframing the Sunbeam Photographic Collection Exhibition at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK (2014) and co-authored Beyond the View: New Perspectives on Seaside Photography (Burton Press: 2014). She co-edited the four-volume Routledge major collection on Film Theory and has a forthcoming publication: Reframing Commercial Seaside Photography with Oxford University Press scheduled for 2017.