sábado, 30 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.



LastCall lands in London.

Come and join us before 1st of May.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery

52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS

Tube to Brixton - Free entry - Wed & Fri: 12 - 5 pm, Thurs: 12.30 - 6 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 4 pm



viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.



After three weeks advertising it, last Thursday, April 21st, LastCall landed in London, at 6p, where it is going to remain until next Sunday, May 1st, before it takes off again and sets course for Berlin.

This is a very special exhibition because it is the first time, since its birth last June, that some images from the blog are shown in a space and not just online, althoug this time it is part of a group exhibition: Between Space,

If someone who is reading this post is in London this weekend, you are still on time to come along and visit us in Brixton. The exhibition is going to be open until next Sunday at 4pm.

Brixton is a distric in south London, it is the last stop of the Victoria Line, it is the unofficial capital of the British African-Caribbean community and I love it. I like the music, the colors, the crowd, the voices, I love this about London, you can take the tube, travel for 30 minutes and arrive in another country.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery is inside Brixton Village, I just need 5 minutes walking through Atlantic Road to arrive to the 36. I enjoy watching african and caribbean products, bright and vivid clothes, the tropicals fruits and the fish, and all the time listening to reggae and salsa.

Brixton Village is a 1930s indoor market in the heart of Brixton. Also known as Granville Arcade, In October 2009, Space Makers Agency agreed a project with Lambeth Council and LAP, the building’s owners, to bring a range of new temporary and permanent occupants into the market. Twenty shop units were made available through a competition to find creative, community- oriented and enterprising projects to make use of a space, ranging from new and existing businesses, to community groups, arts and theatre projects and other imaginative uses of space.

Over the months that followed, a host of temporary projects made use of spaces within the market, while many of the new businesses found their feet and became permanent features of the arcade. Space Makers also organised a rolling festival of weekend and evening events, with performances and workshops from artists, musicians, dancers, theatre groups and others from Brixton and elsewhere.

During the twelve months, over a thousand people took part in the project — creating pop- up shops or stalls, launching new businesses, organising events, performances or workshops. The spirit of the project captured the imaginations of thousands of visitors and the attention of the national and international media.

Read more at www.spacemakers.org.uk




Después de tres semanas anunciándolo el pasado jueves 21 de abril, a las 6.00 de la tarde, LastCall aterrizó en Londres, donde hará escala hasta el próximo 1 de mayo antes de volver a hacer las maletas para despegar, de momento con rumbo a Berlín, el próximo noviembre.


Esta es una exposición muy especial porque es la primera vez, desde que nació la idea de LastCall el pasado mes de Junio, que imágenes del blog se exponen en una superficie física, aunque sea formando parte de una exposición colectiva: Between Space, que habla de lugares, espacios y del mundo inhabitado.

Continúa leyendo el texto en español en Ph´a´ke espaciophake: El Brixton de Susana López

jueves, 28 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.



LastCall lands in London.

Come and join us before 1st of May.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery

52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS

Tube to Brixton - Free entry - Wed & Fri: 12 - 5 pm, Thurs: 12.30 - 6 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 4 pm.


martes, 26 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.



LastCall lands in London.

Come and join us before 1st of May.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery

52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS

Tube to Brixton - Free entry - Wed & Fri: 12 - 5 pm, Thurs: 12.30 - 6 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 4 pm.






lunes, 25 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.


LastCall lands in London.

Come and join us before 1st of May.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery
52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS
Tube to Brixton - Free entry - Wed & Fri: 12 - 5 pm, Thurs: 12.30 - 6 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 4 pm.




A text from Alexander McCall Smith.

I am one of those people who like airports. Yes, there can be times when the weather delays you; yes, there can be the occasional queue; yes, there might be times when the traveller might wish to be elsewhere.

However, there is another side to it. People in an airport are about to embark on a journey - or have returned from one. Those departing are full of anticipation; those who have returned have the memories of the places they have just visited. All of that is undoubtedly positive and underlines the role that places play in our lives.

The desidere to explore new places is one of the things that prompts us to embark on journeys. It is also often the motivation for reading. When we pick up a book at a bookshop or library, one of the things we are immediately interested in is its setting. Like many, I enjoy reading books set in a place I am visiting or about to visit. A visit to Italy, for example, is made all the enjoyable company of one of Michael Dibdin´S Aurelio Zen novels. Russia obviously requires Tolstoy or Chekhov, and a trip to Mumbai would be so much less fun if one if one did not have something such as Vikram Chandra´s Sacred Games to explain the complexities of that fascinating city.

Occasionally, a work of fiction with a stron sense of place has such an impact on readers that it ends up having an impact on a whole city. A remarkable instance of this was John Berendt´s highly atmospheric novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. This tale is set in Savannah, Georgia - a town that embodied the elegance and secrets of the American South. The book´s success was dramatic and deserved - the tale is extraordinarily well told and interesting gripping. But it is more than that; Berendt succeeds in capturing the atmosphere of Savannah in a way that makes the reader believe that he or she is there, and party to what is happening. In other words, it is an admission ticket to a fascinating, hidden social and geographical world. With Berendt´s book in hand, a guidebook to Savannah is barely necessary.

So strong was the sense of place in the book, in fact, a massive number of visitors flocked to the town to experience at first hand the locale they had read about. That no doubt helped the area´s tourist economy, but many residents rather resented the loss of privacy.

In my own novels, I have concentrated on two placez: Botswana and Scotland. I found the former so beguiling, I was inspired to write about Mma Ramotswe of the No.1 Ladies´Detective Agency. She could live nowhere else; I wanted her to express the essence of her country -its beauty and goodness. I hope that Isabel Dalhousie, the heroine of many of my Edinburgh books, does the same thing; she is a product of that city - a mysterious, romantic place -and has qualities to match.

How does an author create a sense of place in a novel? There is no single way of doing this, but there are some things that should be avoided. An author should not write a travelogue; if we want that, we can go to a magazine or newspaper. What is needed is a more impressionstic approach.

Just as a painter can convey a sense of place with a few strokes of the brush, so too, can an author do that with words. A reference to one or two features of the landscape - blue hills in the distance, for example - may say as much as a whole paragraph of detailed description. A few words about a vast, empty sky puts my readers exactly where I want them to be: in the Kalahari. And when I want to paint Scotland, a reference to a white veil of rain usually does the trick.

Sam Hickson

Praha airport.



LastCall

"...Or else to own only the clothes you stand up in, to keep nothing, to live in hotels and change them frequently, and change towns, and change countries; to speak and read any one of four or five languages; to feel at home nowhere, but at ease almost everywhere.”

Species of Spaces, George Perec.

Praha airport.

Hamburg airport.


domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.


LastCall lands in London.

Come and visit us before 1st of May.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery
52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS

Tube to Brixton - Free entry - Wed & Fri: 12 - 5 pm, Thurs: 12:30 - 6 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 - 4 pm.







LastCall lands in London.



http://issuu.com/ViewfinderPhotographyGallery/docs/between_space_issue

Fotos de Sam Hickson, Magda Fabiancyzk & Stanislaw Boniecki.

Magda Fabiancyzk. Stansted airport.

Sam Hickson. Stansted airport.

Magda Fabiancyzk. Stansted airport.

Magda Fabiancyzk. Aeropuerto de Cracovia - Juan Pablo II (KRK)

Stanislaw Boniecki. Aeropuerto de Alicante.

miércoles, 20 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.



A todos los demás os espero mañana a las 18.00 en Brixton: Viewfinder Photography Gallery.


LastCall lands in London.

Come and join us next Thursday 21st of April from 6.00 to 8.00 pm.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery
52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS




LastCall hace escala en Londres.


Para aquellos que mañana su vuelo no hace escala en Londres, podéis visitar la exposición* online en Ph´a´ke: Ph'a'ke . photoartekomite.


* no es la misma exposición, pero gracias al equipo de Ph´a´ke y a la portada especial del Jueves Santo, podéis visitar algunos aeropuertos de Europa.


martes, 19 de abril de 2011

LastCall lands in London.


LastCall lands in London.

Come and join us next Thursday 21st of April from 6.00 to 8.00 pm.

Viewfinder Photography Gallery
52 Brixton Village
(formerly Granville Arcade)
London
SW9 8PS