Courtesy Margot Minnot Thomas
How do local found objects help us to imagine the stories of a place and its people? Objects serve as a portal into our own memories and bring us to places far and forgotten.
We invite you to share personal objects and stories of meaning through cyanotype-making, and together reimagine the lost stories of found objects. Cyanotype is a simple 19th century photographic printing process which uses UV light to reveal the image.
Margot Minnot Thomas is a multimedia artist working primarily with photography and video. Her work explores identity as tied to place and landscape, and the marks that we leave on the land, both tangible and ephemeral.
She often works collaboratively, with UnderExposed recently highlighting the conditions of cultural workers, with LIMB exploring hydro ecology as speculative writing, and with Photoworks as a coordinator of learning programmes.
This is part of a programme of events that respond to Today’s gift is tomorrow’s commodity. Yesterday’s commodity is tomorrow’s found art object. Today’s art object is tomorrow’s junk. And yesterday’s junk is tomorrow’s heirloom by Lloyd Corporation.
The workshop will take place in person at Brighton CCA, University of Brighton, 58 – 67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY. Free to attend and all materials will be provided. No previous experience required and all participants will create a cyanotype to take away.
Please email Polly Wright (Programme Producer) with any questions.