Photography and moving image. The exhibition explores the presence of the many different diasporic communities living in Britain today. It takes its title from the 1950s British calypso compilation album and reflects on how our sense of home is shaped by the ever-changing cultural landscape around us.
Photography and moving image
Organised by Iniva and Autograph ABP
London is the Place for Me looks at migration through photography and moving image. Organised by Iniva and Autograph ABP to mark the launch of Rivington Place, it explores the presence of the many different diasporic communities living in Britain today.
London is the Place for Me takes its title from the 1950s British calypso compilation album and reflects on how our sense of home is shaped by the ever-changing cultural landscape around us.
Barclays Project Space:
Dinu Li artist will exhibit a new series of photographs, commissioned by Autograph ABP, featuring people from diverse communities calling home from international phone centres - those small shops/booths that have mushroomed in the UK's major cities. During the Windrush era, making an international call to one's distant motherland was an impossible dream for most migrants. Li's response was to create a set of portraits, entitled Press the * then say Hello, illustrating not only how circumstances have changed for today's diverse communities, but also revealing the interplay between closeness and distance as manifested by each individual caller's body language.
Project Space 2:
The moving image work presented by Iniva in Project Space 2 approaches the title of this exhibition both as a question and an affirmation. Installations of Mona Hatoum's Measures of Distance , Keith Piper's Go West Young Man, and Harold Offeh's Alien at Large all expose the concept of ‘home' as a site continually under construction. Whether London, or Britain, or any place is ‘for us' will necessarily need to be negotiated through dialogues with difference.
6-8 Standard Place, Rivington Street - London