Edge in Experience
Published on 16 March 2012
An education project in partnership with Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) exploring memory, conflict and life stories.
This project ran from 16th – 30th March 2012.
A Photoworks education project in partnership with Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) exploring memory, conflict and life stories.
Edge in Experience is inspired by the critically acclaimed exhibition This Storm Is What We Call Progress by artist Ori Gersht, co-curated by Photoworks and showing at Imperial War Museum, London until 29 April 2012.
The project engages young people through participation and interpretation to explore physical and conceptual boundaries. The students considered Gersht’s practice in relation to historic and contemporary culture and politics and to their own experiences.
Participants were encouraged to work independently and were offered an insight into a professional artist’s practice, whilst developing their own visual language and creative practices.
The project included visits to Ori Gersht’s studio, the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum and talks by Rachel Donnelly, Imperial War Museum Holocaust Learning Officer and by Maya Waki and Nami Matsui who explored the positive power of cherry blossom within contemporary Japanese culture. In creative writing workshops with Rosy Carrick from New Writing South, participants explored the theme of conflict by responding to the UK summer riots of 2011.
Resulting works by Abigail Hadley, Alethea Wright, Bonitta Anderson, Charly Baines, Ellis Mills, Georgia Hunt, Lotte Peters, Lottie Geliot, Rhiannon Adams and Yasemin Topcam are shown at Jubilee Library, Brighton 16 – 30 March 2012. Further work and project videos can be seen on the project’s website www.edge-in-experience.org.uk