White Night 2010
30th October 2010
White Night is an all night free cultural festival that marks the end of British Summer Time by encouraging artists, venues and audiences to do something different in the middle of the night.
This year the theme is Illumination, and the special events created for the BPB2010 and Photofringe celebrate photography as a medium of light and democratic art form: encouraging the audience to play within the themes of the exhibitions in different and unexpected ways.
Brighton Photo Biennial partner venues are organising a range of events and performances. For full details visit www.whitenightnuitblanche.com/brighton
ONE NIGHT IN ARGENTINA
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GALLERY
An aural exploration of darkness through ‘ear-films’ in the theatre and a sonic garden in the quad. Music from South America will accompany the exhibition.
DRAWING BY LIGHT - PHOTOFRINGE
Outdoors in Pavilion Gardens
A city-wide photography competition with a chance for your images inspired by the theme illumination or of your White Night to be projected onto an outdoor screen. Prizes to be won at midnight.
LIGHTHOUSE AND THE BASEMENT
Both on Kensington street
For one night only, a 1960’s New Yorkesque portal between worlds will open up, leading from the light into darkness. Boundaries will crumble as two venues, Lighthouse and The Basement, merge together to take you on a journey into your own twisted sexuality, gender confusion and transgressive yearnings. The Basement will play host to an unruly selection of rogues, deviants and ne’er-do-wells curated by the frankly marvellous Markus Makavellian, a Hot From Edinburgh Fringe artist. Artists will create their own filthy little corner and you are invited to join them.
Lighthouse’s exhibition Queer Brighton – a glimpse of the city’s Queer community shot by photographers Molly Landreth and Zoe Strauss – provides the inspiration for queer films, music and performance that will merge and spill between the two venues.
THE HOUSE OF VERNACULAR
A celebration of home-grown photography and late-night access to the exhibition ‘The House of Vernacular’ by Martin Parr. The programme includes flash mob photo competitions, a tour of the city’s Everyday Icons and Jonathan Swain’s Night Workers’ Parade.
THE EVENTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS BRIGHT IDEAS
BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Brighton Museum will be celebrating all the inspirational creative work by young people during projects at the Royal Pavilion & Museums. ‘Bright Ideas’, has been programmed and organised by young people from the Events Collective who have been working over the last few months to come up with innovative ways to interpret the museum collections especially for White Night.
The evening will include a make your own macabre Shadow Puppet show, projections and performance. There will be a premier of the animations made by young people in response to the Clare Twomey installation of 3,000 black ceramic butterflies currently showing in the Royal Pavilion.
There will also be a display of the work completed as part of the Cultural Olympiad project ‘Local Global’ including photography by the Refugee and Asylum Seekers Project (R.A.S.P) and work in progress by Whitehawk Youth Centre.