So Like You is a new work by London-based artist Erica Scourti, commissioned by Photoworks, #temporarycustodians and The Photographers' Gallery for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.
BPB14 Ideas Series: So Like You
Working in collaboration with online communities, Scourti set out to make sense of a visual culture with her project ‘So Like You’ dominated by the sharing and streamlining of personal snapshots via social media channels. Is it possible to maintain individuality, or even be creative in an area where everyone’s photos look pretty much the same?
Interview by Janice McLaren, Head of Education & Projects, The Photographers’ Gallery
Brighton Photo Biennial, the UK’s largest international photography festival, returns for its sixth edition. For BPB14, we break with the single curator model and instead we are working in close partnership with a host of regional, national and international collaborators to develop a series of new projects on the theme of Communities, Collectives & Collaboration. BPB14 embraces novel perspectives and fresh approaches to generate commissions, new work and represent archive material.
Designed to inspire, challenge and celebrate the most democratic medium of our age, BPB14 takes place online and in public spaces, galleries and pop-up venues across Brighton & Hove and beyond, involving more than 45 photographers and collaborators all bound by a common approach.
Featuring re-discovered archives premiering new commissions, BPB14 addresses the role of photography across genres and includes established and emerging talent, across communities and continents. Photography is explored as prints, projections, pixels and pages.
The core programme takes place throughout October and offers a packed schedule of workshops, talks, screenings and other events to complement the exhibitions, ensuring everyone – whatever their level of interest or expertise, can participate in BPB14.
For more from our BPB14 programme, click here.