London College of Communication, London, SE1 6SB
23 February 2017 - 2 March 2017
Shahram Saadat, Rory Sheridan and Errin Yesilkaya
Private View: Thursday 23 February, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - please RSVP here otherwise you will not get entry.
Q&A: Thursday 23 February, 6:30pm – 7:00pm, Lecture Theatre C
Panel: Shahram Saadat, Rory Sheridan, Errin Yesilkaya, Claire Norman (Founder, Stammerers Through University Campaign) and Tim Fell (Chair, British Stammering Association)
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact.
The culture in which we inhabit, on the one hand, celebrates difference and individuality however, on the other, there is still a sense that disability is somewhat awkward to talk about and to be open about, in particular, stammering. Where some people who stammer identify themselves as someone with a disability and others may not, Judged Response celebrates the difference of people who stammer, through the medium of art, which has no boundaries. Self-expression is not limited, you are not confined to what you can utter, instead, the visual nature of art allows for freedom of expression without fear of being judged.
This exhibition is supported by the Stammerers Through University Campaign (STUC, www.stuc-uk.org) and the British Stammering Association (BSA, www.stammering.org).
About the artists
Initially a documentary photographer, Saadat’s work has shifted from the instant impact of the photograph to the concept behind it, resulting in a more fine-art approach. He is intrigued by the differences and similarities between reality and fiction and the subsequent role of the photographic image. (www.shahramsaadat.com)
Rory Sheridan is an English photographic artist based in London. His work explores multiple subject matters and takes many different forms, using a variety of artistic mediums including photography, moving image, sculpture, text, installation and sound. (www.rorysheridan.co.uk)
London based fashion and fine art photographer, Errin Yesilkaya’s practice explores the interesting and diverse link between our consumption of visual culture and advertising. His work often utilises various mediums, such as still photography, video, and sculpture (www.errinyesilkaya.com)