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'Be Here, Now' - Format Festival

Mon 27th March, 2017 @ 10:27am by seedcreativenetwork

'Be Here, Now' - Format Festival

FORMAT exhibition examines how different landscapes can offer safety and respite in today’s fast moving world.

Two artists who have been working in Derbyshire as part of FORMAT Festival have produced some serene photographs of the region for an exhibition entitled 'Be Here, Now'.

'Be Here, Now' by Daniel Regan and Antonia Attwood is on display in Derby’s Riverlights as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival which runs in Derby until 24th April. They will give a free talk on the work on Monday 27th March.

Artists Daniel Regan and Antonia Attwood explore the soothing qualities of natural spaces in this immersive exhibition that fuses virtual reality, video, photography and sound. The artists — both working in the field of mental health and well-being — have responded to the theme of HABITAT by examining how different landscapes can offer safety and respite in today’s fast moving world.

During summer of 2016, the artists began their research into what constitutes a safe space by asking for anonymous contributions from strangers. Overwhelmingly, the responses focused on the power of nature: the sounds of the sea and water; being in forests and open fields; the therapeutic act of walking or curling up by a warm fire.

Regan and Attwood’s inquiry into how we feel safe or soothed took them on various journeys — recording sights, sounds and light across England and particularly in Derbyshire. The resulting exhibition is the culmination of these journeys, physically constructed into individual rooms. Viewers are invited to immerse themselves and switch off from the frenetic pace of modern life. The project was made in conjunction with QUAD, FORMAT, DASH, Inside arts, D-LAB, Level Centre, Junction Arts and Arts Council England.

Artists Daniel Regan and Antonia Attwood will give a free talk about their work and the project on Monday 27th March at 6:00pm at Riverlights. http://www.formatfestival.com/events/talk-tour-be-here-now

Be Here, Now is on display in Derby’s Riverlights as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival until 24th April. The opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 5:00pm, Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. The exhibition is free to visit.

Where?
Riverlights,
Morledge,
Derby,
DE1 2AY

For more information about FORMAT Festival exhibitions and events see: www.formatfestival.com

[source formatfestival.com]

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