PICTURING BORDERS: a dialogue on the imagery of borders and territory in post-Brexit

PICTURING BORDERS: a dialogue on the imagery of borders and territory in post-Brexit

GUEST SPEAKERS: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Tristan Poyser / Elaine Byrne MODERATOR: Dr. Karine Chambefort-Kay
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

18 Nov, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT

About the event

The present session is linked to the article Iconographies of taking back control by Dr. Karine Chambefort-Kay, recently published in Archivo Papers Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2021.

Considering the recent interest in borders in the UK, even before the Covid-19 lockdowns in the context of the Scottish independence and Brexit referendum, artists Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert (Scotland), Tristan Poyser, and Elaine Byrne (Ireland) will discuss their practice, examining visual representations of territories: whether they are imaginary mappings of national  fantasies, photographic explorations of invisible borderlines running through the landscape, or to the contrary, hard borders separating communities.

The dialogue between the three different artists will look into the connection between the visual representation and the human experience of territory and separation. The artists presentations will be followed by a conversation and Q&A moderated by Dr. Karine Chambefort-Kay.

This event is part of  Archivo Open Sessions, organised in the context of the current volume of Archivo Papers Journal — "Mythologies of the 21st Century", edited guest editor Andrés Pachón and Ana Catarina Pinho. This session is developed in partnership and with the support of PARC - Photography and the Archive Research Centre, at the University of the Arts London (UAL), in the United Kingdom.


Karine Chambefort-Kay / Member of Archivo Research Network 2021

Karine Chambefort-Kay is a senior lecturer in contemporary British visual culture at Université Paris Est Créteil, France.

Her research focuses on cultural, social, and political uses of images in British contemporary society, with a special interest in exhibition and archive policies and the issues of identity formation, memory and space.

Tristan Poyser

Tristan Poyser is a photographer and lecturer. His research based practice explores the physicality of landscapes, the legacy left, both as physical and cultural scars, that shape our behaviours, national identity and politics. Poyser uses social documentary and public participation in combination with his own meditations on current events to create work about our present time.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Jeremy (b. 1969, Scotland) is a UK-based freelance photographer for editorial, corporate and NGO clients. His work has appeared in magazines such as TIME, National Geographic, Italian Geo, Le Figaro, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and many others. For the past decade, Jeremy has been one of the principal photographers for Greenpeace and he is co-founder of Document Scotland.

Elaine Byrne

Elaine Byrne’s interdisciplinary research-based practice examines current political and social concerns by engaging in archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders. Based between Ireland and USA, Elaine Byrne has an MA in Visual Arts Practices (IADT) and was previously a fellow at the Whitney Independent study and the Art & Law Program, New York.

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