Doggerland - Brian David Stevens
Open: Monday 7th October - Sunday 20th October // Time TBC
LOVER OF STRANGERS
A path cuts through the worn grass.
I KNOW I HAVE LOST
Now the advertising posters dance, shimmer on glass, huge as the buildings.
EVERYTHING NOW PLEASE
...and we find a layering of screens, of silhouette that doesn't quite make itself out; a cross now in a field.
GOLD IN MY HEAD
Jesus... A flag ; a knotted scarf ; a book (but framed, cased under glass)...
Symbols? We might reflect on that.
Simply? This is a complex joined-up narrative of elements perceived through glass – this is found images, but images all looked-for : sought, perceived even a little in advance, where the right picture is thus in itself its own reflection.
Something of all that is what you see with eyes half-silvered anyway – is no more than just that thing which we all call photography.
But this is something more than that.
For this is Doggerland.
Text by John FG Stead
Brian is one of the key speakers at this year’s festival weekend - we are thrilled to be exhibiting his Doggerland series for the Northern Eye fringe. The exhibition includes many previously unseen images.