Saturday, 11 December 2010

Notes from December FORUM

A huge thanks to all who turned out and made cakes for a wintry Forum on Thursday. We managed to cram in three amazing presentations which prompted a wonderful mix of discussions, from the potential creativity and social politics of interactive, public text messaging, the differences between women in post-soviet Kaliningrad compared to the rest of Europe, to the meaning of the sublime! crikey.

Briony Goffin, Creative Writer and Glenn Davidson of Artstation present Txt2. And taking place as we speak is TXT2 on the BBC big screen on the Hayes, Cardiff, lets hope they come back and tell us how it goes!
Kate Nolan, Photographer presents a work in progress, 'Neither'...
"Neither is an exploration into the hearts of the young women of post-soviet Kaliningrad. Locked into dreams of a future that their homeland cannot recognize or fulfil they look afar.
Living in isolation from both their motherland and the new Europe they must struggle to negotiate their own place in a society in continual flux. The women I have been living with and sharing with have with genorosity, opened up their homes and minds to allow me to better understand this link between place, identity and history."

Kate's project was featured on 1000 Words Photography Magazine in October.
For more pictures and words about Kate's photography visit

Roger Lougher presents works in progress, Sublime Signs and Work Signs
Images to follow shortly!