Good times for free

Lakin, William (2019) Good times for free. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Good Times for Free was an exhibition of a series of photographs of the same title shown at the Fishing Quarter Gallery in Brighton from the 1st-7th of August 2019.

Photographed in party resorts across the Mediterranean between 2013 and 2016, the series was inspired by my own experience having both visited and worked in these resorts in 2010 and 2011.

Fuelled by a thirst for excitement, the need for escape and a taste of independence, those who choose to work in these places enter into a contrasting and often overwhelming world of highs and lows. My aim in returning to photograph these resorts was to highlight this difference; the difference between the neon-coloured, alcohol-distorted, repetitive experience of the night and the stark, bright, sobering experience of the morning after.

By showing the work on Brighton's seafront my aim was to explore curatorial methods in an unusual and challenging space and to gauge how an audience responds to a body of work associated with a place similar to that in which it is shown. By showing this particular body of work I hope to engage visitors in discussion on a number of topics including youth culture, British cultural influence and the limitations of visual communication.

Venue Details

  1. Good Times for Free
    • Location: Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton, BN1 1NB
    • Dates: 01-07 Aug 2019

  2. Good Times for Free Q&A with William Lakin and Miniclick Photography Talks
    • Location: Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton, BN1 1NB
    • Dates: 01 Aug 2019

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
Item ID: 27459
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Depositing User: William Lakin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 12:31
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 04:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27459

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