Photoville 2017 / by Hannah Harley

With over 90,000 visitors, Photoville is the largest annual photographic event in New York, NY. Situated in Brooklyn Bridge Park, it's also free and open to the public each year. The exhibitions are held in individual shipping containers, and various artists and organizations hold floor talks, workshops, and discussions. 

 Photo by  Rich Wade   Apparatus of Discomfort shown second in from the right, with  Statecraft  (2017) peaking out.

Photo by Rich Wade 
Apparatus of Discomfort shown second in from the right, with Statecraft (2017) peaking out.

In one of these containers, I participated in a group show titled Apparatus of Discomfort, which was curated by Jeanine Oleson. Featuring 20 artists, the exhibition incorporated and deconstructed a wide range of contemporary issues and practices. 

Apparatus of Discomfort is an exploration of the photographic potential to reimagine relationships between bodies and feeling through abstraction, infrastructure, and identity. The artists in this exhibition form complex and varied approaches as they consider themes in contemporary photographic strategies and tactics.

Curator's Statement
Jeanine Oleson, 2017
 Photo by  Rich Wade

Photo by Rich Wade

I also showed my newest video work, pictured here at the back of installation. A 5 minute video, meant to pair with the photographs of Statecraft, played throughout the two weeks, adding a portrait in motion type of experience for the viewer. 

 Photo by  Rich Wade

Photo by Rich Wade

 Photo by  Rich Wade

Photo by Rich Wade

It was a pleasure to exhibit in such a beautiful spot under the Brooklyn Bridge and alongside such talented artists and organizations. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!