CONNECTION TO PLACE
AN EXHIBITION ABOUT THE SOCIAL SIDE OF PLACEMAKING | APRIL - MAY 2015
During April and May 2015, HERE + NOW hosted exhibition 'A Feeling of Connection to Place' at the Tent Gallery, The Biscuit Factory and Hidden Door Festival 2015. This included open doors sessions with the HERE+NOW team to talk to about the themes, projects and artworks that comprised the exhibition, as well as a launch event on Thursday 30 April at Tent Gallery featuring a range of short films by HERE + NOW, partner organisation Hold Me Dear, and other artists. A special series of film screenings, exhibition and a participatory installation were curated at Hidden Door Festival on 29 May 2015.
The 'Connection to Place' exhibition featured a mix of photography, film and visual art relating to the ways in which we connect with particular places. This included photographs from the Hold Me Dear project - where any individual worldwide can submit a photo and 50 words about a place they treasure - as well as original photography artworks from Jenny Humberstone as part of her residency with The Bothy Project, and collaborative film with researcher, artist and musician Ian Humberstone.
The exhibition launch event also saw first public showing of the Hold Me Dear film - a collaborative film project comprising of contributions of video from individuals worldwide, each uniquely responding to an open call for 30 seconds of film about a place they treasure. The exhibition also included a number of short films from HERE + NOW's recent projects, such as PEP Talks, where human-centred design techniques were used to engage and give a voice to local people about their local neighbourhood places, and Joyce - a film revealing the great local social and personal knowledge of a place that those who live there can have.
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