leeds: analogue dreams with edd carr & james sewell 21st oct ’21

As we continue to settle into our new venue we are very excited to have two local artists talk to us this month about their alternative methods and processes. Edd Carr and James Sewell bring us into autumn talking all things analogue, darkroom and sustainability. As always, our Leeds talks are in conjunction with Village Books.

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Thursday 21st October, 2021. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm 

Headrow House (first floor), Leeds

Free Entry

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Edd Carr

Edd Carr is a multi-award winning artist and researcher from North Yorkshire, UK. He adapts traditional photographic processes into animation, to explore our anxieties around the ecological crisis and the mass extinction of life. He is known for creating the first cyanotype music video, printing over 5,000 frames by hand for artist Tycho Jones. His research works include The Ecology of Grain: An Ecological Analysis of Gelatin in Photographic Film, and Stare Into the Caffenol To Reveal Your Future, proposing an alternative network of decentralised sustainable darkrooms.

James Sewell


Leeds based interdisciplinary fine artist, Masters graduate, college lecturer and photographer for over 20 years, specialising in experimental darkroom processes. My work is practice based research, using video, sound, performance, writing, photography both analogue and digital to create a wide variety of work that investigates the language of science through artistic experimentation.

In this series of work I experiment with and recreate historical photographic techniques, not aiming for perfect images but instead looking for the imperfections that connect the images to the photographer and to humanity. Using the photographic chemicals I paint and draw on to the images creating work that has connections with abstract painting and alchemical symbolism. Art-making is a form of experimental and investigative science and through these almost alchemistic techniques I have created a series of photographs and a book that documents these processes from a practical and conceptual perspective.

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Thursday 21st October, 2021. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm 

Headrow House (first floor), Leeds

Free Entry

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