Photography students on the MA: Socially engaged Art Practice module took a trip to Manchester. There they visited a number of exhibitions and events.
Melanie Manchot’s exhibition TWELVE at Castlefield’s Gallery was the first port of call. The gallery director Kwong Lee, gave students and staff and introduction to both the work and Castlefield’s working model.
TWELVE is Melanie Manchot’s major new multi channel video installation exploring the intimate stories, rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery. Inspired by the visual acuity of renowned contemporary filmmakers, the work connects and collapses individual recollections in which everyday situations, events and activities are rendered dramatic or abstract and infused with tragedy, pathos and humour. –
From there students went to Victoria Train station, to view and discuss another MA student, Ian Clegg’s collaborative exhibition with ceramicist Angela Tait, ‘Position Open’
‘Position Open’ reflects upon the refurbishment of the Victoria Station.
Finally we visited an exhibition of work by UCLAN’s photography demonstrator Daniel Tierney.