Joanne Matthews’ latest work moves beyond the romantic notion of the bucolic British landscape by investigating the eeriness in our coastline

Photographer and sound artist Joanne Matthews’ latest work merges the photography series, A Drowning Out, with audio for a multisensory experience. Murky Horizons is an ongoing and expansive project which delves into the phenomenon of eerie radical others. Heavily inspired by Wardie Bay Beach in North Edinburgh, predicted to be underwater by 2050, Matthews presents a land that has a time limit – a drowning beach. Through a process of enquiry and fieldwork, Matthews began… Continue reading Joanne Matthews’ latest work moves beyond the romantic notion of the bucolic British landscape by investigating the eeriness in our coastline

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Mercedes Polo Portillo examines the human connections formed during coronavirus by participating in the South of France grape harvest

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Mercedes Polo Portillo shares her insights on the precarious employment situation and how it has affected livelihoods in confined cities during COVID-19 through her new project VENDANGE. Through an autobiographical lens the photographer and a few friends turn to finding work in the grape harvest of Southern France.

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Upcoming director Korrie Powell explores Black men’s complex and often turbulent relationship with masculinity and vulnerability in his recent work RAGE

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This new independent conceptual project from director and photographer Korrie Powell explores what masculinity means to black males through the portrayal of his protagonist’s mental journey between himself and his reflection. RAGE’ delves into the prevalent disconnect between Black men and their emotions, and seeks to highlight that masculinity often suppresses the Black man’s ability to express them.

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In Discussion with The Earth Issue

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The collective of artists known as Earth Issue work at the intersection of visual art and the environment. We speak to Elena Cremona, Founder, Creative Director, and Print Media Coordinator, Isabelle Landicho, Fashion and Lifestyle Editor, and Elizabeth Fleur Willis, Head of Exhibitions, about the progress of Earth Issue, their sister company IE Studios and reflect back on the highlights of their work last year.

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Artist Spotlight: Hussina Raja

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Hussina Raja’s debut short film portrays the generational lived experience of a South Asian family who migrated to the UK. Spanning three generations and based on her family’s experience, Roots explores the obstacles of acceptance that come with living in a foriegn land and how each generations position evolves as they embrace this life.

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