Beer O'clock Talk

with Giacomo Brunelli and Miho Kajioka

Friday 7th June from 6:30pm @Space Studios - FREE entry

 
 
 

Our Beer O'clock Talks are designed to offer a platform for photographers to present and share their most recent productions with our audience. The brief talk of about 40 minutes is followed by a Q&A session with the public. 

Giacomo and Miho will talk about their practice and most recent work, respectively “New York” and “So It Goes”. They both work with analogue black and white and process the film themselves. In both cases the careful craftsmanship allows the work to reflect a very personal relationship with the medium.

Giacomo Brunelli (b. Perugia, Italy, 1977) graduated with a degree in International Communications in 2002. His series have been exhibited at The New Art Gallery Walsall (Uk), Barbican Centre (Uk), The Photographers’Gallery (Uk), Photofusion, London (Uk), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (Germany), Nordic Light Festival (Norway), Noorderlicht Photofestival (The Netherlands), Format Festival, Derby (Uk), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland), Athens Photo Festival (Greece), Daegu PhotoBiennal (South Korea), BlueSky Gallery, Portland (Usa), and StreetLevel Glasgow (Uk). The work has won the Sony World Photography Award and the Gran Prix Lodz (Poland). It has also been featured widely in the art and photography press including BBC (Uk), The Guardian (Uk), The Telegraph (Uk). His work is in the collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall (Uk), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Usa), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and Portland Art Museum (Usa).

“The Animals” (2008) and “Eternal London” (2014) were published by Dewi Lewis Publishing. “Self Portraits” was published by Editions Bessard in 2017. In 2012, he was commissioned by The Photographers’Gallery to do the “Eternal London” series. In 2015 he was commissioned by Deichtorhallen to produce his latest series “Hamburg”.

“New York” by Giacomo Brunelli

Giacomo Brunelli's New York series belongs to a long and rich photographic tradition of celebrated artist (Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, Lisette Model, William Klein and Robert Frank) who brought a new visual intensity and originality to photographing the city. New York is the result of his constant walking, often for ten hours a day, chancing upon particular things that sparked Brunelli's interest be that the shape of a hat, a piece of clothing or demeanour of a person. Adopting the position of voyeur or spy, he follows his prey until he alights on the right time to create the image. Brunelli's aesthetic is personal, inspired by a film-noir sense of disquietude.

By pushing the lens to the closest point of focus, almost touching the subject, he suggests a very close intimacy with these strangers, whilst at the same time respecting their anonymity. 

Brunelli shoots with a 1962 Miranda and prints in his darkroom.

 
Miho Kajioka  (b. 1973, Japan, lives in Kyoto) studied fine art in the United States and Canada and started her career as a journalist in her native country Japan. Since 2013 Kajioka’s work has been exhibited in Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Colombia, the USA, Germany and most recently in the United Kingdom at The Photographer’s Gallery in London.  Her book ‘And, where did the peacocks go?’ was selected as one of the 33 books in The Experts Selection at Kassel Photobook Award 2017, Kassel, Germany and long-listed for the Steidl Book Award in 2016, in Tokyo, Japan and shortlisted for the LUMA Dummy Book Award in Arles, France. In the beginning of September a new edition of the book ‘And, where did the peackocks go?’ will be published by The (M) éditions.  The exhibition  so it goes  takes place at two different locations, one part is exhibited at IBASHO in Antwerp and the other part at Galerie Caroline O’Breen in Amsterdam. The exhibition in Amsterdam will run from Saturday 8 September 2018 until 14 October 2018. In Antwerp the exhibition will open on Sunday 9 September 2018 and will close on Sunday 4 November 2018.

Miho Kajioka (b. 1973, Japan, lives in Kyoto) studied fine art in the United States and Canada and started her career as a journalist in her native country Japan. Since 2013 Kajioka’s work has been exhibited in Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Colombia, the USA, Germany and most recently in the United Kingdom at The Photographer’s Gallery in London.

Her book ‘And, where did the peacocks go?’ was selected as one of the 33 books in The Experts Selection at Kassel Photobook Award 2017, Kassel, Germany and long-listed for the Steidl Book Award in 2016, in Tokyo, Japan and shortlisted for the LUMA Dummy Book Award in Arles, France. In the beginning of September a new edition of the book ‘And, where did the peackocks go?’ will be published by The (M) éditions.

The exhibition so it goes takes place at two different locations, one part is exhibited at IBASHO in Antwerp and the other part at Galerie Caroline O’Breen in Amsterdam.
The exhibition in Amsterdam will run from Saturday 8 September 2018 until 14 October 2018. In Antwerp the exhibition will open on Sunday 9 September 2018 and will close on Sunday 4 November 2018.

“So It Goes” by Miho Kajioka

In the this new project so it goes Miho Kajioka is presenting work which relates to the concept of time, memory and location. Like in her earlier works the series consists of intuitive images of fragments of her daily life, from various periods and against changing backdrops.

Kajioka regards herself more as a painter/drawer than as a photographer. She feels that photographic techniques help her to create works that fully express her artistic vision.

For a long period Kajioka has been fascinated by the order of time. According to Kajioka, photog- raphy captures moments and freezes them; displaying prints is like playing with the order of time. I want to be confused with the sense of time in a fun way. How can we be sure if tomorrow always comes after today or sometimes it already happened before today...

Well, let’s travel in time. - Miho Kajioka

Kajioka became especially interested in this theme after reading Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s novel ‘Slaugtherhouse-five’. Like Vonnegut, Kajioka wonders if the order of time is always in the same chronology, or is it possible that past, present and future change in sequence?

‘I am a Tralfamadorian, seeing all time as you might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains. — All moments past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist.’ - Kurt Vonnegut.