Derby’s Format photography event

Michael Sargeant offers Sarah Colston a feel of the exhibitors in the Format International Photography Festival this year. Quad’s exhibition assistant Michael Sargeant promises various programs that would take place there.

Two magnificent exhibits –Present Perfect? Contemporary Photographs from Iran and Hungry Still – would be on display from 15th March 15 to 18th May, at Quad.

The Hungry Still exhibit comprises magnificent snaps from twenty four international photographers that capture stories from across the world. This exhibit is cocurated by Slideluck London that has piled up the artists’ submissions as well as arranged them in a filmic way. Michael told that Slideluck use photo film, and blends various mediums including still and moving imagery.

The other exhibit Present Perfect? Contemporary Photography from Iran shows the modern day nation and it was cocurated by  Armindokht Shooshtari and Michael Sargeant, who stated that the exhibition targets to break people’s perception of Iran.

As the exhibit starts, Usurp Chance Music Tour play at Chocolate Factory, on 15th March from 8.30 pm. This is a performance named Indeterminacy that was earlier recorded in the year 1959, with John Cage reading ninety tales, each of them lasts a minute.

Stewart Lee adopts Cage’s role companied by pianists Steve Beresford and Tania Chen. The Conspirators of Pleasure would join them, showing new age rhythms and unusual musical creations.