First Monday Talk – Thom Bridge
Thom Bridge, Untitled from the series Pied, 2017-18. Digital fibre-based silver gelatin print
Artist's Talk - Thom Bridge
9 April, Phoenix Brighton
Please join us for this year's third free Photo Fringe First Monday 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 the photographer Thom Bridge.Thom Bridge is a British/Swedish artist working from London. Bridge’s photographic practice is characterised by his continued investigation into the dualities found between photographic language, his mother tongue (English) and his recently learned mother’s tongue (Swedish). It is within these multiplicities that his practice operates—never one or the other, English or Swedish, analogue or digital, one twin or the other, but in fact always both.
Since moving back to the UK after studying for his masters in Sweden, Bridge has exhibited a variety of photographic works in solo and group presentations internationally, ranging from straight-forward prints to sculptural works and installations. Often exhibited as connected constellations or in tandem with other works, his practice addresses the materiality and specificity of photographic printmaking and papers.
Educated in both Britain and Sweden, at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham and Valand Academy respectively, Bridge currently lecturers in Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University. www.thombridge.com
In 2017 Thom Bridge received the Artquest Peer Forum Grant in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery and set up Field/s, a peer forum that meets once a month, bringing together thirteen artists, photographers and curators based across the UK. For each session the group is joined by a new visitor aiming to promote cross-disciplinary and intergenerational conversations between arts professionals. Visitors have included artist and curator Tom Lovelace, Tate Modern curator Emma Lewis and Norwegian photographer, writer and editor in chief of Objektiv Journal, Nina Strand. Field/s members are Thom Bridge, Andrew Bruce, Emma Bäcklund, Philipp Dorl, Kim Jakobsen To, Maria Kapajeva, Laura Hensser, Julie Hill, Ryan Moule, Anja Olofgörs, Martin Seeds and Monica Takvam.
Doors open 6.30pm for informal networking
Speaker from 7.00pm
Discussion about BPF18 following talk
Green Room, Phoenix Brighton
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Free and open to all, donations welcomed.
Main entrance with disabled access.