First Monday: Revolv Collective

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Krasimira Butseva, from the series Cinema, 2018

Event details:
Doors open 6.30pm for informal networking
Speaker from 7.00pm
Discussion about BPF18 following talk

Green Room, Phoenix Brighton
Phoenix Brighton
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Free and open to all, donations welcomed.
Main entrance with disabled access.

Please join us for this free Photo Fringe event, hosted by our partner Phoenix Brighton.

Come along to this informal gathering and find out the latest Photo Fringe news and how to participate in this year's festival in October. 

This month we're delighted to welcome tow artists, Lina Ivanova and Krasimira Butseva, who formed the platform and collective Revolv in January 2017. 

Revolv is a response to the need to be in a creative environment; to follow the development of the photography industry; to receive feedback and progress and to continue the learning circle that started with the beginning of their art degrees. Revolv organises free events, workshops and exhibitions in both England and Bulgaria, as well as creating and advertising opportunities for emerging artists. Revolv celebrates it’s first birthday with an open submission exhibition in London from 29 June.

Lina Ivanova works with photography, moving image and installation. Having completed a BA in Photography from the University of Portsmouth (2015) and an artist residency at Ashford School (2016-2017), she is currently training as an artist teacher in Kent. 

Influenced by native customs and histories, Ivanova's practice explores the dichotomy of culture within social, domestic and political structures. In St Kliment Ohridski, a ransacked school building, where Ivanova's parents studied during the Communist era in Bulgaria, represents the social and cultural disintegration becoming increasingly evident with each new visit 'home'.

Krasimira Butseva is a photographer and writer living between England and Bulgaria, exploring Eastern European politics, history and memory. Krasimira graduated from MA Photography in 2017 from the University of Portsmouth and was shortlisted for the OPEN18 at Brighton Photo Fringe 2016.

Krasimira is interested in conflict and justice and works with archives, photography, film and text to create multi-layered narratives. In her latest body of work, she explored the silenced terror from the recent communist past of Bulgaria. The series depict her journey through the spaces, artefacts and stories of remembrance, juxtaposed with the collective denial of the human rights violations carried out by the totalitarian regime.

Come along and find out more. 

Images copyright Lina Ivanova and Krasimira Butseva

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