On the invitation of Photographer Pierre-Yves Brest, who worked with DAD in 2009, DAD has brokered a student exchange between the University of the Creative Arts and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie in Arles.

Nikita  Shergill from UCA was selected to take part in a student exchange and photography exhibition with the student association of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie (the AEENSP) in the ancient Saint-Julien church in Arles. This exhibition : WIP (Work In Progress) was curated by a professional photographer chosen by the students, in this case Pierre Yves Brest, who writes:

“In the distiller’s vocabulary, the angels’ share is the portion of alcohol that evaporates during the maturation process in casks of cognacs, armagnacs, whiskies and other distilled liquors. This seeming loss is necessary in order to achieve the desired alcoholic concentration and refinement. Volatile and by its nature invisible, the angel’s share is therefore essential for making a complex and subtle product. It is a sure sign of a good vintage to come!”

Nikita spent ten days in Arles during the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie: www.rencontres-arles.com, and  in the WIP exhibition showed photographs from her series: Educational Procedures, a project which looks at the social pressure of education in the UK through the structures of spaces in the school institution.

Annabelle Amaros from ENSP was selected for a  ten day residency in Dover.  During her residency there will be an exhibition of works by Annabelle and Nikita in the curated strand of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe 2014,

The Folkestone Exhibition will be at: The Workshop (2nd Floor), 32-40 Tontine Street, CT20 1JU : Fri 26 Sep – Sun 5 Oct  11.00 – 17.00 . We will be showing Annabelle Amoros’s video Hunters Moon and  works from Nikita Shergill’s Educational Procedures. 

DAD is very grateful to UCA, ENSP, EKCC, AEENSP, the European Union, and the Folkestone Fringe for supporting this programme.


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Making things happen

Making Things Happen Dover Arts Development in conversation with photographer Pierre-Yves Brest and Adrian Lovis from University of the Creative Arts.