The TalkSeePhotography September event will host participants from the Edinburgh based Feis Projects. Fèis Projects is a new group of independent artists and curators who plan to organise exhibitions, events, commissions, publications and research projects across Scotland.
At the event Alastair Cook, Alan McCredie, Jonathan Jouty, and Albie Clark will present and discuss a series projects they are planning around Scotland during the course of 2015. The group will also share some of their individual work and in discussion we will be able to draw parallels between the individual creations, organisational artist collaborations and the importance of both getting suport of and being able to operate outside institutional frameworks.
The event is the first in a series of talks by Scottish individuals and groups that pay attention to the functions of collaborative efforts, networks and support structures. These national events will be interspersed with a series of international programs, with talks and workshops by Scandinavian guests from different photography contexts, which will be run into 2015.
Alastair Cook is artist in residence for the Heritage Lottery-supported Absent Voices and founder of Documenting Britain. Alan McCredie is the author of forthcoming photographic essay One Hundred Weeks of Scotland (Luath Press). Jonathan Jouty is one of the funders of Document Britain, and former darkroom specialist at the University of St Andrews. Albie Clark is founder of The Photographer’s Collective and is also a freelance photographer.