FRAMEWORK – A weekend workshop for performers and photographers
Both days 11.00 – 17.00
Photographer Grace Gelder and performance creator Luke Dixon lead a two-day workshop combining both their practices to explore the dynamics of staging photographs and capturing live performance.
The sessions look at ways of photographing performance, the different ways of performing for the camera, the relationship between photographer and performer, and the construction of identity - both sides of the lens.
Using games, props, studio set-ups, pairings, ensemble work and thoughtful interaction, this exhilarating workshop will facilitate participants to produce their own images, a selection of which will be featured on The Photographers’ Gallery Instagram feed.
Open to photographers, actors, dancers, wingers, live artists, and designers, all participants will be expected to be both sides of the camera and all should bring something to shoot on, if only a smart phone.
The workshop takes inspiration from the current exhibition exploring 4 Saints in 3 Acts, the opera that defied traditional form and content, radically negotiating the intersection of white and black, queer and straight, avant-garde and mainstream subcultures.
Grace Gelder is a London-based photographer and arts workshop facilitator with a BA in Visual Performance and an MA in Photography. She works with a range of clients and groups; often collaborating with charities and organisations that support women’s equality and wellbeing. Grace has extensive experience working with the female gaze and the nude in photography, which she uses as a tool to promote a healthy relationship to the body and our image of ourselves. Grace has developed a variety of approaches to the traditional structure of a photo-shoot and continues to research the roles of photographer and subject, exploring new understandings of the ethics of image-making. Grace’s has worked with Tate, V&A, BBC and Wellcome Collection.
Luke Dixon‘s productions for theatre nomad, of which he was Artistic Director for 20 years, included all-female versions of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Hamlet’, cross-dressed ‘Duke Bluebeard’s Castle’, ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘As You Like It’. His academic and teaching work has included Senior Lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa and Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University. Dixon’s current practice and research interests include the performer’s relationship with space, eroticism and performance, and the psychology of acting.£200/£180 members & concessions
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