LIP Photo and Text Satellite Group. First Meeting held on 7pm Thursday 30 May 2019 at the Art Workers’ Guild, WC1
Convenor: Sabes Sugunasabesan Notes: Mal Woolford
Sabes opened the meeting with a welcome and introductions among the 14 people present. We agreed Sabes’ proposal that
“the purpose of the group is to look at, share, and discuss texts that accompany and enhance photographs – and vice versa.
‘Accompany’ can be taken to mean many things: words that appear within the frame, along with photographs with equal weight as the photograph, captions and well considered artist statements.”
The room hire at the Art Workers’ Guild includes projector and refreshments for £80 from 7-9pm.
We agreed to this arrangement, to contribute £8 per person [£4 for students] each meeting as required. We agreed to meet monthly depending on the room’s availability and to avoid conflict with other LIP meetings as far as possible.
We shared five presentations:
1. Dan Bachmann, Japan: People, Places and Moments
Dan presented personal mini-story exploring Miyama in Japan, published as a blog on MacFilos here.
2. Mal Woolford, Common Name [working title]
Mal showed the early stages of his current which explores a personal connection to slavery in the British Caribbean, introducing text to undercut images of residential streets and stars through London light pollution.
3. Edith Templeton
Edith showed images of her great grandmother’s handwriting exercises juxtaposed with archival family photographs to explore a life cut short.
4. Brendan Delaney
Brendan laid out sequenced prints from his long-term project of observational photography in New York City and read a series of complementary haiku.
5. Sabes Sugunasabesan, An Ode to Sri Lanka
Sabes presented his handmade book combining garden photographs with an emotionally direct narrative describing the Sri Lankan Civil War experienced from a distance.
The next meeting will be on 24th June at 8pm at the same place: Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, London WC1 3AT.