Shutterhub are showing their Christmas open at the Art Hotel gallery in Amsterdam. The private view is tonight, if anyone is over there. I have one of my photos in the exhibition. I can’t go to the private view as it clashes with other things I have committed to here. I hope it goes well though. Its very exciting to think that this is the second time I have had either a show or a photo exhibited abroad. Below is a crop of the photo they selected for the exhibition
I should count my blessings, its a great problem to have, to be selected for two exhibitions at the same time. They are both for London Photo Month and being exhibited with lots of other photos. Shutterhub has my photo of a wrapped up carousel and LIP is showing my new photo about my father and Slovenia, called forgiveness. I’ll be going to both private views of course!
1st July to 4th July 2018 at
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14
Annual meeting of ESHRE. For scientists and the fertility industry.
Fertility Fest 2018 have organised to be part of this conference and will be showing seven or eight artists on one of the floors of the building. I’m planning to do a minimal installation of a Childs bedroom, a couple of my doll photos and a hand made photo album of the whole doll photo collection.
Really looking forward tom it as I love Barcelona. Barry is coming with me.
Looking forward to Fertility Fest and delighted to part of it. Its a wonderful supportive event that talks about fertility and modern families. It’s a much bigger event than in 2016. I’m presenting my art project “Photos I’ll never take” on Saturday 12th May. This time, as well as photos, I’ll also have some videos.
150 artists are taking part and it runs for six days. It included a week long workshop in February, at the National Theatre, exploring fertility education, which I was proud to be part of, and also includes an exhibition in Barcelona in July, which I also hope to be part of.
Will be taking part in a webinar today. As part of the “We are worthy” summit. Its from 5pm to 6pm. The event is run by Nicci and Andrew Fletcher, who publish a magazine called- “The childless not by choice.”
Here is the link for the webinar- https://weareworthysummit.com
Here is the link for Fertility fest 2018- https://www.fertilityfest.com
LIP 29th ANNUAL EXHIBITION
THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY
Unit 11, Dray Walk, London E1 6QL
Located at street level, off of Brick Lane (MAP)
Open Wed-Sun 11am-6pm; Mon 11am-5pm; Tue 11am-3pm
6-12 December 2017
I have one photo in this exhibition. From my project- “My Father’s land”
The first of my photos about my father’s story. This is an experiment and may not be the finished photo, but it’s a start at trying to show what happened. I was lucky to get hold of some of Dad’s diaries, written when he was sixteen and with a death sentence on the whole family. I translated these words myself with the help of Google, Pons.si and my Slovenian lessons. It’s a good thing we’ve started to learn the past tense, I can finally make more sense of the words.
My main difficulty in trying to do work about Dad is that I can’t imagine I will ever be able to convey how awful the experiences he had were. It doesn’t help that Dad won’t tell me everything and he absolutely refuses to talk about his brother who died.
I decided to place Dad and his words in the farmhouse where he was born and lived before he became a refugee. His diary was written in this house and some of the descriptions are about what happened there. The house has been empty for many years and is now in need of extensive repair. A house in Jungian dream therapy is a representation of the person dreaming about it. It is fitting for the photos about my Dad that it is not whole anymore. It is largely unchanged since the days my Dad lived there, as his brother in law, who was also a surviving Home Guard, refused to change with the times. He said if it was good enough for the last generation, its good enough for him. This means the photos of the house are fairly true to how it would have been 70 years ago, although there are some things like plastic bags and other things that show it is taken now. I can remember visiting and using the outside toilet, tin bath and aga-type stove, they still used the bread oven too. I used to love it there.
The words on the photo are
Then one of the two in the house said “Go ahead and shoot the devil” He held a gun to my head for a long time.
Tedaj je eden tistih dveh rekel v hiši:« Kar ustreli ga hudiča«. Dolgo časa mi je grozil s pištolo.