Workshop | Trish Morrissey: Finding the self in the other

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Francesca Maffeo Gallery @Studio 284

284 Leigh Road

Leigh on Sea

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Saturday 5th October 2019 | 10.30 - 16.30

£95 ( £75 student price ) | Lunch provided

By using the pay by invoice option we are able to take payment in 2 instalments of 50% of the ticket price. The first is payable within 7 days of booking and the balance 7 days prior to the event.

Francesca Maffeo Gallery is delighted to host;

Trish Morrissey: Finding the self in the other. A workshop interrogating the performance element of the act of photographing and the act of being photographed.

Traditional portrait photography could be said to be a kind of artistic theft where the photographer aims to show us a hidden side of the sitter. But in reality, the portrait is not so much a ‘true likeness’ but rather a picture of the photographer’s projected desires onto another body. Both the subject and photographer are performing roles.

What happens when the self is the subject as well as the author? What happens when the self-portrait is not of the self, but of someone else, whether real or imagined?

Using my work and pictures/objects brought in by participants, we will look at various methods of finding and performing characters. Performing the self and others.

Participants to bring

1. An item of clothing or a personal effect/object picked up from a charity shop/flea market.

2. Some photographs of someone you don’t know, a portrait that interests you, that you are drawn to, and a character that you find intriguing. Can be from the web/pinterest/someone’s album/charity shop etc.

3. Preferably dates 10+ years, it is more interesting to think about other lives that are not entirely present tense, though we will work through characters who are contemporary.

4. A camera capable of moving image/sound recording.



Trish Morrissey

“Morrissey has often produced large-scale photographs in which she appears. She increasingly uses archives and found material that she re-enacts or recreates afresh in her work. Her first experience of an archive was at her parents’ home – which was a large box full of photographs of her and her siblings; relevant press cuttings and an array of often unlabelled photographs of deceased relatives, and family events. This family memory box was to influence her work in many ways. Through it, Morrissey became interested in how we will be understood in the future from the archives we store today.” Camilla Brown

Born in Dublin, Trish Morrissey now lives in the UK. Combining performance and self portraiture with photography and film, her recent practice uses archives as a point of departure to explore themes such as class, family relationships, body and gesture, gender and role-play, power and control and what it means to be human.

“What I love most about archives is that though they may claim to hold indelible truths, they are yet open to interpretation. History may give you the facts, but rarely the feelings of the people written about. What traces are left after people die? What do we really know about their lives as they themselves lived them, their own actual experience of living? The writer of historical fiction Hilary Mantel has said ‘As soon as we die, we are interpreted’ and ‘The task of historical fiction is to take the past out of the archive and to relocate it in a body’.” (Trish Morrissey).

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