Cohere Geoff Brokate Talk
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
12:00am – 12:30pm
Born in Australia, I have been creating film and photography for 20 years. I am interested in telling stories about people out on the edges of society. I travelled Asia for 10 years documenting the Muslim Uyghurs in China, the slums of Mumbai, the remaining Buddhist monks of Mongolia, child wrestlers in Pakistan. My work has been featured in The Guardian, CNN and New Statesman. Since settling in the UK my work has moved towards experimental fine art photography, as I have become more interested in poetic and metaphorical expression. My work has been exhibited at Brighton Photo Fringe, Belfast and Hull International Photo Festival, V&A and will a part of the permanent exhibit at the soon to open National LGBTQ Museum.
Inspired by the poetry of Zaffar Kunial, Cohere is an immersive installation combining multiple projection, sound and live performance. Initiated with a workshop with Zaffar Kunial, refugee writers have created new content to perform. Responding to this, four visual artists, Geoff Brokate, Martha Jurksaitis, James Bellorini, and Kani Kamil, all from mixed cross-cultural backgrounds have created film, sound and visuals. In harmony with Zaffar’s poetry we will focus on the experience of cultural dislocation that derives from a sense of not fitting or belonging anywhere. The resulting performative installation will bring together a variety of stories and experiences; creating a coming together of difference. Cohere, means to create a unified whole, to bring together, and you are welcome to be a part of this. To experience this collaborative and collective visual and poetic response to the meaning of place, and how our homeland and its culture entwine around our being to impact our sense of self.
Tickets: 50 Available only
HIP Festival 2019, Knowledge Space, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Princes Dock Street
Hull, North Humberside, HU1 2PQ