ONLINE: Folklore with Bryony Good & Sofia Smith, 24th Sept ’20

This September we have Miniclick member Bryony Good who has been working alongside writer Sofia Smith to create a body of work surrounding the folkloric landscapes of northern England.

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Thursday 24th September, 2020. ONLINE. Virtual doors at 7pm, kicks off at 7:10pm. 

e-mail: Submit@miniclick.co.uk to join us (limited numbers, first come first serve)

Free Entry.

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Bryony Good

Growing up surrounded by the desolate beauty of the Yorkshire landscape Bryony developed her work to explore the romanticised nostalgia landscapes can evoke.

Her photography explores photographic language and process, often referencing nostalgia towards photographic practice itself. Experimental processes and innovative mixed media are integral to her work and often produce interesting visual effects.

Sofia Smith

Throughout her studies her motivation was always to be informed by her personal research, and this is an aspect of her work which is still critical to her writing process and her approach to projects.

Working with photographers, and others from different creative backgrounds, Sofia has learned that the imaginative process, whether to produce a photograph, a drawing, a poem or a non-fiction piece, doesn’t happen in a vacuum. She has since cultivated several collaborative working relationships, which she hopes will prove fruitful for all involved. Sofia’s portfolio is varied; including copy writing for architects, poems and research material.

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This project has emerged is an interdisciplinary work in which poetry and photography are woven together into a cycle of experiences which leads the viewer deep into the uncanny vision of the two artists who have made this work.

Dark Peak is a turbulent journey though a landscape inhabited by hobmen, witchy women, ghosts and ghouls, running water, green moss and grey stone.

The images invoke a deeply uncanny atmosphere akin to contemporary horror films VVitch and Hereditary and the at times treacherous and unruly character of the landscape itself  insinuates itself into every aspect of the project. The poetry braids the oral folk characters  deep into the history of the places that have been photographed and gives them life and texture beyond the quarries, rivers, woodland and moors. They speak grief, loss, animal brutality, doom, darkness and death. Strangeness and familiarity linger on the edges of the poems. The seeds from the trees in these places will catch at the back of your throat and you will cough up these collected words. They will roll around your mouth and unfurl on your lolling tongue. There is an unhinging and unhinged shadow of a Yorkshire hob walking with you.

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Thursday 24th September, 2020. ONLINE. Virtual doors at 7pm, kicks off at 7:10pm. 

e-mail: Submit@miniclick.co.uk to join us (limited numbers, first come first serve)

Free Entry.

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