THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY announces the public participatory element of CORRESPONDANCE: 4:104082 which launches today: 8 March 2021
The Photographers’ Gallery in collaboration with Thomas Brown is delighted to announce the next chapter of Correspondance: 4:104082, a unique collaborative project and immersive audio-visual journey by artist Thomas Brown and illustrator Guillaume Ferrand exploring communication in the context of a global pandemic.
The projects selected for this public arena: 4:104082 were drawn from an open call for submissions with the aim to extend both the conversations and field of reference of the original project. From collective uncertainty, to experiencing pre-Covid life vicariously through nature, weather or place; from protest and demonstration, to themes of longing, waiting, nostalgia and fatigue, Room 12 brings to life over 50 personal perspectives from across the globe as the passage of the last 12 months has influenced our exchanges with others and created a spectrum of shared experience.
Meticulously designed, Correspondance.World was first conceived during the March 2020 lockdown. It explores and updates the notion of communication as an art form in the context of the global pandemic where ‘normal’ physical contact and exchanges with family, friends and peers have been severely restricted but screen mediated interactions have dramatically increased. An exploration and expression of time, place, communication and the spirit of collaboration, it uses photography, sound, illustrations and conversations between Ferrand and Brown as they both experienced isolation in their separate locations in Europe.
Says artist Thomas Brown: We are really excited to share the next chapter of Correspondance. We are humbled by the number and quality of the submissions for the 12th space, entitled 4:104082. Your entries took us all over the world, through macro and micro, deeply personal moments to global socio-political issues and beyond. Now visitors to Correspondance.world will be able to explore a wider view on the role that images have played during the pandemic and the multiple and rich visual networks that they have enabled. The new room will invite the audience to create new dialogues between the photographs and videos submitted by each contributor, highlighting the ability of visual media to connect different points of views and experiences beyond any physical constraints. We are excited to see how the collaboration and community will extend further into the future. Thank you so much for sharing with us.”
The final selection of works for Room 12 were chosen by artist Thomas Brown, Jon Uriarte (TPG Digital Curator) with George Osei-Prempeh, (TPG Social Media Programmer) and Lara Proctor (TPG Audience Development Manager), with the aim to create an engaging and illuminating dialogue of new works to expand the project’s aim. The selection is based not just on the individual works but their resonance to each other.
Correspondance has been developed as a digital platform with design agency Justified Studio.