Leave Home Stay – Gone

22nd – 24th February, 2013
Deal, Kent, UK

Leave Home Stay – Gone is a collaboration between two photographers, Harold Chapman, who documented the transient life at the Beat Hotel, Paris, in the 1950s, and Christine Finn, a journalist and artist, whose investigation of the meaning of 'home' links a Kent seaside town with post-Sandy New York. It features images, installation, sound, and interaction.

The exhibition, which is supported by Arts Council England, centres on the photographers' responses to the increasingly delicate relationship between coast and sea. Chapman, 85, and long returned from France to his Deal birthplace, has carefully charted the transformation of the town. Most recently his focus has been the months of mechanised sea defence work which has changed the
seascape.

Finn, whose family home in Deal was flooded in the 1970s, was meanwhile responding to the news story of Hurricane Sandy. Her home empty from a failed house sale, she travelled to New York, and used a mobile phone to document the storm-hit seascapes of Coney IsIand and Sheepshead Bay. She continues to follow the lives of those she met there.

Opens Thursday 21st Feb, 6pm – 8pm.
Friday, 22nd, 10am – 4pm;
Saturday, 23rd, artists' tour and talk, 11am – noon; family workshop on resourceful creativity with the artists, 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
Sunday, 24th, 10am – 4pm.

Admission and events free. Warm clothing suggested.

58 Golf Road, Deal, Kent, UK CT14 6QB

For more information please visit: www.leavehomestay.com/

 

Image: Christine Finn Coney Is.Brooklyn after Sandy

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