Images from the series Kings House: In Transition
Launch Photograd Caitlin Chescoe will be a part of this years Brighton Photo Fringe! Commissioned for new site-specific work to be made and organised by Brighton Photo Fringe’s three emerging curators Sarah French, Ruby Rees-Sheridan and Jamila Prowse, the launch of the exhibition will take place this Saturday (1st October) at the King's House, Grand Avenue, Hove.
Caitlin has provided us with a short introduction of the project to give you something to get excited about!
"As the offices of Brighton and Hove City Council since 1996, activity inside Kings House has shaped the face of the city. The imminent sale of the building and relocation of the Council offices has received much local press coverage, but less attention has been paid to the social histories of the site. Kings House: In Transition celebrates the people and stories that have shaped the life of the building by inviting members of staff to share their experiences. The exhibition features portraits and oral histories collected as the Council staff begin the process of relocating."
Caitlin was selected for this commission due to the "strength of her graduate work as a social documentary photographer", as stated on the BPF's press release.
BPF’s trainee curatorial programme provides opportunities for early career practitioners, offering invaluable hands-on experience in the development and realisation of a photography exhibition. The show responds more widely to BPF16’s theme of Experiments in the Common.
As well as the exhibition, Caitlin will also be involved in an event at Kings House: Caitlin Chescoe and Cat Fletcher in Conversation with BPF16 Emerging Curators on the 8th October at 3 o'clock. The talk will explore King's House as a transitional space, discussing the many journeys that have occurred throughout the building.
Brighton Photo Fringe is a month long photography festival taking place throughout Brighton, which provides opportunities for emerging photographers, moving image artists and curators. The festival utilises venues across the city, presenting innovative approaches to art display.
We'll be catching up with Caitlin again soon to find out how she gets on with each event, which we're very much looking forward to!