Date: Saturday 21st November Location: FYCreatves, 154-158 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 3PS More information and book tickets
Join photographer Mark Page for a day in the imaginary seaside town of Sodley-on-Sea – the home of Page’s satirical view of British society, documentary photography and gallery culture.
During the one-day workshops Page will introduce the history of British Seaside Photography and invite the public to join him on a walking tour around Blackpool to inspire a sideways view of the stereotypical and the authentic.
Finally, using Google image search to create new, slightly skewed visions of these places, the group will source images to make a diorama that draws together the fantasy and the reality of British seaside places before photographing the new location and destroying the images ‘used up’.
This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
About the Artist Specialising in socially-engaged creative photography with a satirical edge and a distinct Northern voice Mark has been a practicing artist and exhibited in the UK and internationally (Holland, France and Italy). His work is in both public and private collections including The Public Library of Savignano Italy, The Indie Photobook Library Washington, USA and Sir Anish Kapoor’s private collection.
Seeking to explore the impact of the digital revolution on photography as an art form his current work uses photography, ephemera and images sourced from the internet to build dioramas and collections, experimenting with different approaches of recording, archiving and satirising contemporary British life and the photographic and institutional traditions used to document it.