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The Time We Call Our Own: Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (Watch Party)

30 July 2020

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The Time We Call Our Own: Andrew Miskys presents: Disko

6 August 2020

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The Time We Call Our Own: Save Some Space: Saad Shaffi (24 Kitchen Street), Chris Torpey (Bido Lito) and Emma Warren

13 August 2020

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The Time We Call Our Own: Tobias Zielony presents: Maskirovka

20 August 2020

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The Time We Call Our Own: ‘if we can’t all dance, I don’t wanna be a part of ur world :))))’: Stephanie Francis-Shanahan

27 August 2020

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Activity Packs for Older People

20 July 2020

Projects

Young People + Family Activity Packs

20 July 2020

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

7 May 2020

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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

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Open Rooms #8: Photography and Racialisation

9 July 2020

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

18 June 2020

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Love is an Action

11 June 2020

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OPEN ROOMS #4: INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING W/ COLIN WILKINSON

21 May 2020

Open Eye Stories

4 May 2020

Open Rooms

4 May 2020

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Online Programme

15 March 2020

Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #16 – PAULINA KOROBKIEWICZ

1 March - 31 March 2020

Main Exhibition Future Exhibitions

Postponed: The Time We Call Our Own

3 April 2020

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #15 – JONATHAN LYNCH

1 February - 29 February 2020

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PLATFORM Issue 01

21 January 2020

LAUNCH: THE DARK FIGURE*

20 February - 20 February 2020

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE #14 – SAHAN NUHOGLU

16 January 2020

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VISUAL RIGHTS

16 January - 22 March 2020

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THE DARK FIGURE*

20 February - 22 March 2020

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EXPOSED

3 April 2020

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: NOW, FOR THE FUTURE – OPEN SOURCE X SHUTTER HUB

1 November - 30 November 2019

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Brilliant City 中文

30 October - 16 November 2019

Tong Yan Gai — Chinatown—中文

7 October - 24 October 2019

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HE 中文

17 October - 21 December 2019

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JUMP! 中文

4 October - 26 October 2019

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A Room of Our Own: a Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition 中文

17 October - 21 December 2019

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DINU LI: ANATOMY OF PLACE — (中文)

17 October - 21 December 2019

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Peer to Peer 中文

17 October - 22 December 2019

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 12 – KATHY ANNE LIM

1 October - 31 October 2019

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL / SATELLITE

17 October - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

JUMP! — Curated by Sian Bonnell

4 October - 26 October 2019

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UCLan: Brilliant City

30 October - 16 November 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Derek Man & Tobias Brebner: Tong Yan Gai — Chinatown

7 October - 24 October 2019

Past Exhibitions

YAN WANG PRESTON: HE

17 October - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

A Room of Our Own: a Fast Forward Women in Photography Exhibition

17 October - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

Dinu Li: The Anatomy of Place

17 October - 21 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

NORTH: FASHIONING IDENTITY

14 September - 21 December 2019

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Peer to Peer

17 October - 22 December 2019

Past Exhibitions

SIXTEEN at Ellesmere Port Library

19 September - 27 September 2019

WE ARE KIRKBY

23 September - 16 November 2019

Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 11 – NATHAN CUTLER

1 September - 30 September 2019

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 10 – JOCELYN ALLEN

1 August - 31 August 2019

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A Portrait Of…

2 August - 29 September 2019

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: OPEN SOURCE 09 – ARABELLE ZHUANG

1 July - 31 July 2019

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Open Rooms #8: Photography and Racialisation


Photography is not innocent. The medium has played a significant role in maintaining a visual culture and hierarchy with its roots in colonialism, one in which racial ‘whiteness’ is synonymous with ‘normal’ and desirable. This can be seen and understood in the various practices and technologies of photography.

Yasmin Gunaratnam, Ali Eisa and Daniel C. Blight seek to examine the role photography plays in the ongoing racialisation of people, in the UK and worldwide. The conversation revolves around an image submitted by each participant, with an accompanying question.

Yasmin Gunaratnam asks “How heavy is whiteness?” Ali Eisa asks “In making images, how do we make ourselves?” Daniel C. Blight asks, “How do white people see?” Using these three questions as entry points, they seek to uncover the visual architecture of whiteness, and offer ways to unpick and subvert the racialising production and circulation of images.

Daniel C. Blight is the author of ‘The Image of Whiteness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization’. He teaches at the University of Brighton. 

Yasmin Gunaratnam is a reader in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her most recent book is ‘Go Home?’ The Politics of Immigration Controversies’.

Ali Eisa is an artist and educator working at Autograph, where he manages the Learning & Participation programme. Ali is a visual artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and has a background in social circus, youth arts and youth work.

 

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. 

 

IMAGES & QUESTIONS

Image: Every Moment Counts (Ecstatic Antibodies), 1989. © Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Courtesy of Autograph, London.

Ali Eisa: In making images, how do we make ourselves? 

 


Image: Patrick Hutchinson carries the man now identified as Bryn Male to safety. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Yasmin Gunaratnam: How heavy is whiteness?


Image: Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mirror Study (0X5A2919), 2018. Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York; DOCUMENT, Chicago; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.

Daniel C. Blight: How do white people see?


Photography is not innocent. The medium has played a significant role in maintaining a visual culture and hierarchy with its roots in colonialism, one in which racial ‘whiteness’ is synonymous with ‘normal’ and desirable. This can be seen and understood in the various practices and technologies of photography.

Yasmin Gunaratnam, Ali Eisa and Daniel C. Blight seek to examine the role photography plays in the ongoing racialisation of people, in the UK and worldwide. The conversation revolves around an image submitted by each participant, with an accompanying question.

Yasmin Gunaratnam asks “How heavy is whiteness?” Ali Eisa asks “In making images, how do we make ourselves?” Daniel C. Blight asks, “How do white people see?” Using these three questions as entry points, they seek to uncover the visual architecture of whiteness, and offer ways to unpick and subvert the racialising production and circulation of images.

Daniel C. Blight is the author of ‘The Image of Whiteness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization’. He teaches at the University of Brighton. 

Yasmin Gunaratnam is a reader in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her most recent book is ‘Go Home?’ The Politics of Immigration Controversies’.

Ali Eisa is an artist and educator working at Autograph, where he manages the Learning & Participation programme. Ali is a visual artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and has a background in social circus, youth arts and youth work.

 

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. 

 

IMAGES & QUESTIONS

Image: Every Moment Counts (Ecstatic Antibodies), 1989. © Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Courtesy of Autograph, London.

Ali Eisa: In making images, how do we make ourselves? 

 


Image: Patrick Hutchinson carries the man now identified as Bryn Male to safety. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Yasmin Gunaratnam: How heavy is whiteness?


Image: Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mirror Study (0X5A2919), 2018. Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York; DOCUMENT, Chicago; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles.

Daniel C. Blight: How do white people see?

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