To launch the new book from Eleanor MacNair’s hugely popular “Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh” project, published by MacDonaldStrand Photomonitor (MSPM), we’re hosting a day of play-doh rendering activities at The Miniclick Business Concern. Visitors are invited to bring along a photograph they’d like to recreate in the Play-Doh we’ll supply, and Eleanor will be on hand to offer her advice and render a few of her own as well.
All the renderings made on during the day will be photographed and printed in an exclusive, limited edition ‘zine to be printed in the week after the event. Signed copies of the new book will also be available to purchase on the day.
Saturday 18th October, 11am to 5pm at The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS, Middle Street, Brighton. Free Entry.
This event forms part of our “Another Way of Looking” programme for October, alongside Brighton Photo Fringe / Biennial – click here for all the events in our programme.
Safe from Harm, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012 by Richard Mosse
Subway Passenger, New York City: Man in Hat, Woman Reading Newspaper, 1941 by Walker Evans
“The project started on a whim in August 2013 inspired by a performance in the form of a photo pub quiz run by MacDonaldStrand, hosted by Miniclick in Brighton. One of the rounds was to make a reproduction of a famous photograph using Play-Doh, and so it began. Within a couple of months the project, posted on tumblr reached a wider audience than I had ever imagined.
My hope is that the blog encourages viewers to re-engage with familiar works and leads them to discover new ones.”
The Damm Family in their car, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1987 by Mary Ellen Mark
The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS is located in the middle of Brighton, 1 minute from the beach and a ten minute walk to Brighton Train Station. A number of trains run every hour to London (Victoria – 51mins / London Bridge – 56mins / London Blackfriars – 1hr 03mins).