On Wednesday 18 October 2017, 107 Projects in Redfern will come alive with the stories of 100 people, told through photography and written word.
100 Pictures, 100 Stories is the culmination of a twelve-month project by artists Chrissie Hall and Deb Morgan who photographed and interviewed 100 subjects of diverse backgrounds and practices, including artists, scientists, porn-stars, cake designers, chicken breeders, taxidermists, health professionals, performers, actors, craft beer connoisseurs and more!
Subjects include well-known characters such as Dr Karl, Anthony Lister, Paul Frenchie from Fat Pizza, Katherine Sabbath, Betty Grumble, Glitta Supernova and another 94 personalities from all walks of life. The 100 portraits and stories will be on display for an opening night that will feature a soundscape by Biomechanial, live performances by some of the subjects and opportunities for audience members to tell their own stories.
“We wanted to create an exhibition that celebrates diversity and encourages freedom of expression in a fun, vibrant, yet meaningful way.” said Hall.
Photographer, Chrissie Hall, and multi-platform artist, Deb Morgan, birthed the idea for the project after shooting and recording stories from 12 of their fellow artists at Arts Organisation, Create or Die. Both artists felt compelled to capture more people’s stories, so 100 people and hundreds of hours later; 100 Pictures, 100 Stories came to life.
“The project was a mammoth undertaking, I think by the 50th subject we both wondered what we’d gotten ourselves into! But the result is simply stunning and the intimate stories that people shared, changed me in such unexpected and surprising ways.” Said Morgan.
The project entailed a one-on-one session where each person was asked to bring along objects they felt represented aspects of themselves. Each subject was captured in Hall’s signature photographic style, and then sat down for a cup of tea with Morgan to discuss their practice, philosophies and personal stories.
Beneath the funny and lighthearted moments, mixed with theatrical movement and bright colours, lies a deeper insight into human experience.
Along with each portrait will be a short story from the subject that was captured during Morgan’s conversations. The full stories will be available for people to take home and read in their own time.
On Sunday 22nd October, the last day of the exhibition, an artist talk will be held at 107 Projects, which will see Morgan and Hall, as well as a few of the subjects from the series, share insight into their practice, challenges and triumphs.
Opening event Wednesday 18 October 2017
Artist Talk: Sunday 22 October 2017
Closes 22nd October 2017
Venue: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
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