Questions (After Brecht)
The Eastgate Centre
26–29 August 2022
At the end of August, Hundred Heroines & Friends will be hosting a long weekend of photography exhibitions, artist talks and screenings, along with an exciting programme of empowerment and creativity. International stars will be zooming into Gloucester (literally and virtually), to join us for debates, discussions and a lively weekend of all things women in photography.
In 2017 a number of artists were given a carte blanche commission to photograph the Art-Deco department store, La Samaritaine in Paris, during its refurbishment. Karen chose a documentary approach ‘infused with playful fantasy and surrealism’ through which she created ‘solarised “work theatres”’. Each image is accompanied by a stanza from Questions from a Worker Who Reads (Bertolt Brecht). The entire series will be screened daily during the festival, accompanied by a podcast Karen made with Hundred Heroines. Questions (After Brecht) was published by GOST in 2020 and includes an interview with David Campany, copies will be available for purchase at the festival.
Festival Central and the main exhibitions will be on the top floor of the The Eastgate Centre with further events in other venues around the city, including Jolt Studios.