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.
“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.
“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.