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It has been some time since I have posted but a few weeks weeks back I took some photographs at Tempest Dance Studios, Gilesgate, Durham.

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Gillian, the studios inspirational teacher is retiring in a few weeks time before handing the studios on. These photographs are a documentation of the Studio space between classes.

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The studios are based at the Vane Tempest Community Center Gilesgate. Which started life as a cavalry army barracks.

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Tempest Dance studios are spread over 2 levels, downstairs which is the larger of the 2 spaces and upstairs a smaller and more intimate space used mostly for small pole dancing classes.

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The studios are constantly busy and Durham University’s Aerial Arts society are based there.

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I ‘d like to thank Gillian for allowing me access to document the studios in this way.

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A couple of weeks ago I ordered Paper Stages, a book available through Live Art Development Agency and you can read more about it here on the Paper Stages website:http://paperstages.co.uk/

The book is described as not a book, but ‘a festival’ of performance pieces.

The stipulation when buying a copy of the book is that you should donate or volunteer one hour of time to pay for it and the team encourage the donation to be either creative or community based.

My donation of time resulted in ‘Ghost’, a free, small paper based work which is based around one of the 120 photographs I took at Empty Shop HQ a few months ago in which there appears to be a figure of a man in the center of the photograph looking into the room.

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‘Ghost’  examines the duality between analogue and digital in our lives today, between rational and instinct.

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Photographs of Hot Potato Records pop up shop in North Road, Durham City organised by Empty Shop as part of the Durham Streets Summer Festival.

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Taken with Olympus VG-170 camera.
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Through out October 2012 and March 2013 I have been documenting the now disused offices of Durham county council at 17 Claypath, Durhamm City along side documenting the shows organized in the pop up gallery space by Empty Shop.

Some of the photographs from the project documenting the offices are now available as a Blurb photo book which can be previewed here:

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4176289-17-claypath

 

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Visited James Watt’s installation Colony at 17 Calypath gallery today and it is well worth a visit. It runs until Wednesday 27th March.

It is the final show organized by Empty Shop to be held at 17 Claypath. The gallery has been host to a run of fabulous exhibitions organized by Empty Shop since Autumn 2012.

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