The private view was fantastic, thanks to all who came! New exhibitions have been curated alongside my photographs of Leytonstone Museum’s year so far. Do visit! It’s on the 8th Floor and yes, there are lifts!
Leytonstone Museum are of course exhibiting at the Red Lion during the Arts Trail!
We have a short pop-up from 17th – 19th July and a Handling Session / discussion and public view on Tues 17th July 12-1pm.
The pop-up is minus a curator at the moment though so if anyone is free on Monday from 11am I would welcome any help selecting photographs and putting up the exhibition.
We will be exhibiting along side another exhibition which is running for the whole Arts Trail so if you miss us, make sure you see this fantastic sounding exhibition (can’t wait to see it myself)!
Who does the art belong to? who created it? is there any ownership? or is it the person who views it that really ultimately gives it any meaning?
Craft and skill vs art is all around us.
For example, I have photographed street art in order to question who then becomes the artists? If I photograph a flower I would be seen as the artist yet the flower is not my creation. Street art is about communication in a shared place and should be for all to see and share but to what extent?
I have a phrase “photography Sarah Carpenter, Artist Unknown”
The exhibition is compiled of photographs on canvas from 20cmx20cm – A2, A3 framed photographic collages, 4×6 framed single photographs and an A3 Canvas painting inspired by the collection.
The exhibition is divided into four sections:
1. The Artist
2. The Editor
3. The Audience
4. The Orwellian
The titles are also important to me too as I am fascinated by words and language vs visual / alternative ways of communicating. I would like the titles to bee seen as art in themselves.
The titles are as follows…
Editor Collection AKA ‘L-00-K (;S) ee’
Artist Collection AKA ‘UN/know*n’
[MAD in engLAND]
(F) ilm (F) ace
Audience Collection AKA ‘SC-Can-KY’
(t(u(r)n)i)n)g) (t(h)e) (c(o(r(n)e)r)
The Orwellian Collection ‘BIG B’
Are you free on Monday 16th from 11am?
You will help select which images get exhibited and help put them up in the pub. It’s a fantastic location for a quirky and unusual exhibition and your hard work will be appreciated by all the Arts Trail visitors who will be visiting the pop-up exhibition.
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below and I’ll email you back.
© Beatrice Foschetti
This is an unfinished rhizomic map (as maps always are) of Leytonstone Museum.
As soon as I photographed this I realised there is so much I have missed. People who have contributed encouragement, ideas, who I have not mapped. The places where the internet connection is established (welcome to our first visit from Singapore!)that I have not mapped.
Like any map, things change and the map ceases to represent the present, just a map of what was. Not unlike a photograph really. Anyway here I am supposed to be writing my final draft to go to my tutors and instead I want to wax lyrical to you about the magic that is the rhizome.
Rhizomes, by the way, are plant systems (think strawberry, ginger, potatoes) which unlike a tree with a vertical root, have stems which spread horizontally and can be divided and start again. Like this little museum. Rhizome is also a concept (or metaphor) developed by Deleuze and Guattari.
Once the draft is done I hope to tell you more about the research but for now take a look at the map and tell me who, what and where I have missed!