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F O R M   

pv 14/02 6 - 9pm




Seen Fifteen, SE15 3SN


15 - 23/02, 12 - 6pm





Ibrahim Azab, Krasimira Butseva,
Lucas Gabellini-Fava and Lina Ivanova






PUBLIC PROGRAMME


SATURDAY 15 FEB 1 - 5pm

Forms of Ground

The mini-symposium “Forms of Ground” will consider photography’s ability to manifest through process, light and time.
The exhibiting artists will present their interdisciplinary practices, touching upon the production of history through the photograph and the role of the archive in the fabrication of knowledge, the incineration of memory and construction of images as physical and intangible sites.
The conversation will be extended by guest artists whose practices are concerned with visual imaginations of future history and archeology, together with the use of material and the inception of psychological spaces, in conjunction with the erasure and remaking of a photograph.
The panel discussions aim to reflect on the way photography is consumed and experienced in the 21st century, and its role within contemporary visual culture.



A living memorial 1 - 1.55 pm
What is the role of photography in the fabrication of memory within the contemporary world? A panel discussion led by Vivienne Gamble with the artists Ibrahim Azab, Krasimira Butseva, Lina Ivanova and Lucas Gabellini-Fava.


Time, light & chance 2 - 2.45pm
How can process and material initiate a rupture in the photograph? Lina Ivanova will lead a conversation between Victoria Louise Doyle and Alexander Mourant.


The aftermath of an image 3 - 3.45pm
To what extent can past events be manifested through the landscape of photography? How can an image contribute to personal and collective memory? Krasimira Butseva will lead a discussion between the artists Dana Ariel and Laura Bivolaru.


Archeology of a photograph 4 - 4.45pm
How to excavate the past and imagine history through photography? Ibrahim Azab will lead a discussion between the artists Giovanna Petrocchi and Giulia Parlato.


MONDAY 17 FEB 4 - 6pm
Slow Down
Visitors are invited to participate in a visual and practical exercise of looking at the work on show. With the help of our guidance, we will discover novel ways of perceiving, experiencing and discussing photography.

TUESDAY 18 FEB 4 - 6 pm 
The Thousand Gardens
Photographic Reading and Writing Workshop led by Victoria Louise Doyle.
Within this workshop we aim to explore Photography and its relationship to Literature. Through both writing and reading alike we intend to develop and expand ideas around alternative ways one might approach reading photographs. There will be a distinct focus on experimentation as we challenge you to embrace practice as a process of unlearning.

FRIDAY 21 FEB 1pm - 5pm
Replay + Reinvent
Visitors are invited to participate in a zine-making workshop which will explore ideas developed in the exhibition and public programme through collective working. The outcome of the workshop will be a one off zine which will be exhibited in the gallery space.

SATURDAY 22 FEB 
Extending the processes employed in the work on show, alternative forms of photography are put into practice on the closing weekend of F O R M, at Seen Fifteen Gallery. Chemicals and paper provided.

Cyanotype 10 - 1pm
Join Hannah Fletcher for a cyanotype workshop using materials that respond to the exhibition. The cyanotype process is one of the oldest photographic processes, first introduced by Sir John Herschel (1792 – 1871) in 1842, which produces images through exposure to the sun or uv light. A simple process and suitable for all levels, objects or materials are placed on paper which has been treated with cyanotype solution, after which they are exposed to sunlight and then washed in water, resulting in a white image on a deep Prussion blue background.

Soil Chromatography 2 - 5pm
Join Hannah Fletcher for a light sensitive soil chromatography workshop. You will have the opportunity to image forms and patterns from components held within different samples of earth. Participants are encouraged to bring their own soil samples along to the workshop, which we will grind down to make a solution with.
Crossing the boundary between art and science, we will be using the process of chromatography. This is combined with silver nitrate to create a light sensitive surface, which is then used to create a photographic record of the components held within each solution. As the solution spreads across the circular filter paper organic matter is separated and a natural banding effect is created.


SUNDAY 23 FEB 4 - 6pm
Closing Event








 










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