Events

Poscards from us x: Online Art Workshops

29 January - 12 February 2021

Events

WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

Past Events

Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

Past Events

Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

Past Events

Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

Exhibitions

Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Watch: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

A Message From Open Eye Gallery: Covid-19 Update

2 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR — The New West

30 October 2020

Past Exhibitions

TO BE FRANK

30 October - 15 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

THE LIVES WE LEAD

28 October - 11 November 2020

Past Events Past Exhibitions

Love Is An Action: Black History Panel

29 October 2020

Projects

VR — The Time We Call Our Own

3 September 2020

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Exhibition: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2021

Projects

Harold Offeh — When Was The Time I Could Call My Own?

15 October 2020

Projects

Mirjam Wirz — Sonidero City

8 October 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #9 Access to Art: Who is art for? (w/ Mike Pinnington and Larry Achiampong)

13 October 2020

Projects

PLATFORM ISSUE 2: THE NEW NORMAL

7 October 2020

Past Events

Atrium Exhibition: Illustrating Anthropology

12 November - 30 November 2020

Past Events

Laurence Westgaph: Liverpool Slavery Virtual Tour

27 October 2020

Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #18 – KELEENNA ONYEAKA

1 October - 31 October 2020

Projects

Tobias Zielony — Maskirovka

27 August 2020

Projects

Save Some Space (The Time We Call Our Own Online #4)

20 August 2020

Projects

Andrew Miksys — Disko (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #3)

6 August 2020

Projects

Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (The Time We Call Our Own: Online #2)

30 July 2020

Projects

Getting Ready: Amelia Lonsdale and Her Mum (#1)

23 July 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Open Source Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #17 – SAMANTHA JAGGER

3 September - 30 September 2020

Past Exhibitions

you out tonight?

10 August 2020

Projects

folio20: Hugh Baird University Centre

10 August 2020

Projects

Sarah Eyre (Untitled)

10 August 2020

Projects

Activity Packs for Older People

20 July 2020

Projects

Young People + Family Activity Packs

20 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #3: Photographing the Internet (w/ Mishka Henner)

7 May 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #2: Separated Together

30 April 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #7: Photography Does Not Love You (Katrina Sluis w/ Jacob Bolton)

2 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #8: Photography and Racialisation

9 July 2020

Projects

Open Rooms #5: Class of 2020 — Seba Kurtis in conversation with Mariama Attah

18 June 2020

Projects

Love is an Action

11 June 2020

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Open Rooms #7: Photography Does Not Love You (Katrina Sluis w/ Jacob Bolton)

“You love photography. You wrote it on your Instagram profile description too. But consider this: photography might not love you back. Photography might not even like you. Now that’s a good premise for an awkward relationship or a bad rom-com movie.”

-You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You: A manifesto (2019).   

“You love photography. You wrote it on your Instagram profile description too. But consider this: photography might not love you back. Photography might not even like you. Now that’s a good premise for an awkward relationship or a bad rom-com movie.” — You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You: A manifesto (2019).   

Katrina Sluis, in conversation with Jacob Bolton, discusses the circulation, weaponisation and proliferation of images online.

Images are networked and slippery: they move around online, changing hands and changing meaning. As they do, new power dynamics form, and images take on a new capacity to confuse, complicate and incriminate. And yet, many of us remain drawn to it as an emancipatory medium, which – as the story goes –  makes the world a better place. 

At the present moment, does the notion of photography as something that clarifies and amplifies need to be reassessed, or abandoned altogether? Digital images are more than pictures — they are weapons, and the devil often lies in the metadata. Photography wants to steal your face, expose your location, arrest you. Photography wants to spread lies, create chaos, track movements. Will you let it?

Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme. It involves free live-streamed talks and workshops, plus ongoing public discussions on our Discord community.

It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room. Open Rooms is livestreamed to our Twitch channel, an online streaming service.

We also have a community of chat rooms and ongoing conversations on Discord, a free messaging app open to all. To join, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile: https://discord.gg/CqqC55h

“You love photography. You wrote it on your Instagram profile description too. But consider this: photography might not love you back. Photography might not even like you. Now that’s a good premise for an awkward relationship or a bad rom-com movie.”

-You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You: A manifesto (2019).   

“You love photography. You wrote it on your Instagram profile description too. But consider this: photography might not love you back. Photography might not even like you. Now that’s a good premise for an awkward relationship or a bad rom-com movie.” — You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You: A manifesto (2019).   

Katrina Sluis, in conversation with Jacob Bolton, discusses the circulation, weaponisation and proliferation of images online.

Images are networked and slippery: they move around online, changing hands and changing meaning. As they do, new power dynamics form, and images take on a new capacity to confuse, complicate and incriminate. And yet, many of us remain drawn to it as an emancipatory medium, which – as the story goes –  makes the world a better place. 

At the present moment, does the notion of photography as something that clarifies and amplifies need to be reassessed, or abandoned altogether? Digital images are more than pictures — they are weapons, and the devil often lies in the metadata. Photography wants to steal your face, expose your location, arrest you. Photography wants to spread lies, create chaos, track movements. Will you let it?

Open Rooms is Open Eye Gallery’s online programme. It involves free live-streamed talks and workshops, plus ongoing public discussions on our Discord community.

It takes place in rooms all across the world — artists’ rooms, chat rooms and in your living room. Open Rooms is livestreamed to our Twitch channel, an online streaming service.

We also have a community of chat rooms and ongoing conversations on Discord, a free messaging app open to all. To join, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile: https://discord.gg/CqqC55h

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