Jess Hurd

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Resistance Is Fertile – Exhibition

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Resistance is Fertile

6 – 28 June 2015
Preview: Friday 5 June 2015, 6-9pm

Resistance is Fertile is a timely exploration of protest and the art that it engenders. The exhibition brings together leading photographers, poets and protest artists that have highlighted social movements. The exhibition includes the Miners’ strike, environmental campaigns, Poll Tax demos and land rights. The exhibition not only examines how the act of protest inspires creativity but also looks at the plethera of visual patterns created by mass protest.

The exhibition includes a large installation of new 1.87 scale models for an on-going series of work, Riot in a Jam Jar, by artist Jimmy Cauty: “These ‘small world re-enactments’ depict past and future riots, reality blurred, all within a jam jar. The jam jar represents containment, violent disturbances served up in manageable doses like news bulletins; complex situations reduced to mantle piece ornaments.”

Resistance is Fertile also combines a stunning photography exhibit by some of the leading exponents of protest photography; including Tony Sleep‘s in depth documentation of Frestonia – the name adopted by the residents and squatters of Freston Road, London, when they attempted to secede from the UK in 1977.

Other contirbuting artists include: Jamie Reid, Billy Childish, Kate EvansEmily JohnsStigDavid HoffmanTony SleepJess HurdAlan LodgeAntonio OlmosJanine WiedelAndrew Testa, Zoe Broughton, Jason Parkinson, Gary Trotter, Nigel DickinsonJohn Sturrock, Martin Mayer, David Mansell and John Harris – Report Digital.

In addition, films, protest archive, workshops, performances and talks from leading practitioners will create a vibrant festival feel and bring together many groups with a forum for discussion. Please visit our Resistance is Fertile Events Page for a full programme. 

The exhibition is part of Low Carbon Oxford week.

Open: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Venue: OVADA 
Admission Free

[IMAGE: © Jess Hurd / DESIGN: Jonathon Place]

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Redacted – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database

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Jess Hurd and Jason N. Parkinson with their work – ‘Redacted’ – We Could Not Agree, Q Park, Cavendish Square. London. © Tracey Moberly

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‘Redacted’ – a collaborative work by Jess Hurd and Jason N. Parkinson exhibited at We Could Not Agree, Q Park, Cavendish Square. London.

Redacted – excerpts from the Domestic Extremist Database

– a collaborative work by photojournalist Jess Hurd & her partner in crime, video-journalist Jason N. Parkinson shown publicly for the first time at the We Could Not Agree exhibition Q Park, Cavendish Square.

Jason Parkinson and Jess Hurd are well respected, professional, NUJ accredited journalists yet they find themselves sharing a police database with other, mostly unknowing UK citizens who have had information gathered on them in the interest of ‘national security’.

These include activists, journalists, comedians, politicians and other ‘subversives’.

This sinister, secret state surveillance has been going on a long time, but now we get the chance to examine our files, well the sections that the police allow us to look at – we suspect large swathes are redacted.

Often people say “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”, but what if inaccurate, subjective, bias builds up a profile of you that is shared with other agencies, you are targeted whilst working, singled out, even blacklisted and assaulted.

This has happened and will continue to happen unless it is challenged.

Secret police, covert surveillance, secret courts, we are not creeping towards a police state, we have arrived.

© Jess Hurd/Jason N. Parkinson

Image with the kind permission of artist/curator Tracey Moberly

We Could Not Agree – Exhibition Invite

 

Next week sees the opening of We Could Not Agree

Myself and video journalist Jason N. Parkinson are exhibiting a piece called:

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– a collaborative work of previously unseen content from our secret police files.

Please do come along!

Thanks to our fabulous friend, artist/photographer Tracey Moberly who is one of the shows curators.

 

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Oxford Human Rights Festival

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Myself and video journalist Jason N. Parkinson are honoured to have been asked to speak about our joint work at the 12th Oxford Human Rights Arts Festival this year.

We will be showing film and photographs, with Q&A at the Ultimate Picture Palace  –

Tickets are available to book here for The Life and Work of a Video/Photojournalist on Wednesday 26th February 2014 6-8pm

Exhibition – Ethnic Cleansing

I have also been commissioned by the Oxford Human Rights Arts Festival to exhibit photographs about the persecution of gypsies and travellers, an issue that I have documented for 20 years.  The exhibition will run throughout the festival 24-28th February at the Old Fire Station.

The featured image is one from the exhibition – Police and bailiffs evict travellers and their supporters from Dale Farm, Basildon. Essex. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

Taking The Streets – Exhibition Invite

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios proudly presents “Taking the Streets – Global Protest” by Jess Hurd

“The Importance of photography does not rest primarily in its potential as an art form, but rather in its ability to shape our ideas, to influence our behaviour, and to define our society.” Gisélle Freund 1974

LAUNCH PARTY – 24th June 6.30-9.30pm

with Special Global Mix by DJ Nikki and choral punk songs from the Hackney Secular Singers.

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios, 140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB

Exhibition runs from 25 June – August 28 2011… Gallery open Thursday to Sunday 2 – 7pm Free admission

“Taking the Streets – Global Protest”

Usurp Art Gallery’s presents 10 years of intrepid work by Jess Hurd, a campaigning photographer and photojournalist involved in people’s struggles for dignity and freedom internationally. ‘Taking the Street – Global Protest’ features photographs and video from Egypt, Greece, Haiti, Spain and the UK, and marks the 10th death anniversary this year of Carlo Giuliani, killed by police at a G8 demonstration in Genoa. Reflecting on the political power of documentary photography and international movements, ‘Taking the Streets- Global Protest’ informs and inspires.

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How To Look Good Protesting

I’ve been asked to exhibit some work and do some media training at Netroots UK tomorrow. The original title for the workshop was “How to look good protesting”, which I thought was fantastic because I’ve accumulated many images of naked protesters over the years.

Unfortunately it has now been changed to “Getting your action across better in the media” which is a bit dryer, but I’m sure we can work with it.

Images of the Global Movement – photographs by Jess Hurd will be exhibited in the Marble Hall, TUC Congress House for one day only.

Image: World Naked Bike Ride. London 2009

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk