I am currently investigating the mechanisms behind image making and photography’s relationship with the history of science and industry in Birmingham. In 2017 this will be delivered through an exhibition and surrounding series of outreach and education activities titled ‘A White House on Paradise Street,’ happening between June – September. Following this, the focus will be on making this exhibition tour and translating the site-specific elements into new contexts.
The exhibition will contain 6 new Daguerreotypes that relate to the first Daguerreotype image made in Birmingham and possibly the UK by George Shaw, of a White House on Paradise Street. There will also be a live feed in the gallery, streamed from 5 camera / time machine devices located around the city in order to engage the public with the historic links between Birmingham and Photography. A series of related education and outreach activities will also be delivered surrounding the exhibition.