© D. Wiafe / © Mark Aitken
A collaboration between Street Level Photoworks and Photofusion, London sees an exhibition of work by Derek Wiafe and Mark Aitken in Glasgow, and work by Arpita Shah and Chris Leslie in London. All four artists will give talks at the opening event in Glasgow.
D. Wiafe's 4pm In The Endz is a collaborative project created with the young people of Pollards Hill, a housing estate in the borough of Merton. Inspired by a song written by local rapper Teks Sinatra, together with Wiafe, young people from the area explored the turn from day to night and the accompanying suspicion of criminal mischief that falls on the doings of the estates young inhabitants. Made over a six month run of weekly workshops and presented in a mix of video, illustrations and photography, the work questions the role that stigma, hearsay and truth have played in the representation of the area to those who reside within and the community outside.
Mark Aitken's Sanctum Ephemeral explores the theme of home on a South London housing estate.
"I have pressing conversations with neighbours. We shed frustration. The impositions are beyond our control. Proposals beyond comprehension. There’s nothing wrong with my house. Why do they want to knock it down? People let me into their homes. I hear stories; gather evidence. Some of it makes sense. Some of it is troubling. The rooms, the memories and the inhabitants reflect each other."
26th January, 3pm