CFPR Seminar: #diaryofaprintmaker, 29 April 2020 (watch online)


Seminar led by Wuon-Gean Ho, CFPR Research Associate.

Next week we’ll be hearing from Wuon-Gean Ho, a research associate within CFPR and editor of the IMPACT printmaking journal, focusing on her series of ‘diary-style’ prints and how they’ve changed under the current circumstances.

CFPR Seminar – 1 – 1.30pm, Wednesday, 29th of April

#diaryofaprintmaker – Wuon-Gean Ho

Link to join seminar: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/a294334c3ca64a5e833eb2812d866e3a

Over the past four years, Wuon-Gean Ho has created a series of postcard-sized prints for her father, who remains in a care home after breaking his neck in 2014. A little bit like a diary, the prints are pinned up to the walls of his room each fortnight, and replaced with new images as they are made. They are packed with hidden details and narratives that allow for a slow reading of the image, keeping a conversation going after the end of her visits. The prints tell of her daily life and thoughts: they are humorous, incorporating absurd situations, and they comment on the world outside of the care home. 

Now in this age of Covid 19, the prints have become about the experience of extreme solitude: obsessive interactions with the mobile phone, comical moments of working from home, contrasted with the surprising comfort of being in nature.

Follow Wuon-Gean on Instagram #diaryofaprintmaker

If you know of anyone who wants to be added to the CFPR Seminar Group mailing list to hear about upcoming talks and events, or put forward for a talk, please let me know at damien.leech@uwe.ac.uk.

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