spaces of (dis)connection: migrant essential workers

6-8pm

Centrala

@ Centrala

Red background with black and white text stating: Digbeth First Friday: spaces of (dis)connection:migrant essential workers exhibition launch and DJ set. Exhibition organizer, research organizations and funding bodies logos below. To the left is a photograph of an empty cafe, with a chair in the center and blue roll on an table beside it.

spaces of (dis)connection showcases new bodies of work from three Internationally renowned photographic artists in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

spaces of (dis)connection follows a pioneering project conducted by researchers across the UK to investigate how the pandemic has affected the everyday lives and settlement plans of Polish workers in the UK.

This exhibition combines newly commissioned photographic work by MaƂgorzata Dawidek, Paulina Korobkiewicz, and Sylwia Kowalczyk alongside anonymous testimonies given by Polish essential workers across the UK. The respective works speak to the changing public and private landscapes that resulted from the various lockdowns implemented by the English and Scottish governments. In exploring how spaces have transformed, through depopulation or increased habitation, the artists have produced uniquely insightful and intimate works. Be they spaces of connection or disconnection, these photographs evidence an environment affected by uncertainty and isolation.

Venue

Centrala

Unit 4 Minerva Works
158 Fazeley St
B5 5RT