On Friday 12th October, the Tenth Floor Team and myself hosted the opening of our first exhibition - ‘No Man’s Land’, at Boda Bar, Leith.
In order to give the team some form of inspiration, I gave them a theme of ‘Apocalypse Now’, but assured them it could be perceived as they liked.
Personally, I hadn’t exhibited anything since 2008, so I was a complete mess with nerves. However, we got the prints sorted and made our way down to the bar for set up.
Boda Bar is a great space, with plenty of wall room to set up and display. The staff were super friendly and let us do what we liked.
With the exhibition up, I realised we were really onto something special, and all of the team had made such a fantastic effort. It was incredible to see. Aside from the photography, we had video from Jamie, and music playing from Scott. Here is the work provided by me and Christina:
TFP.DAVID GULLIVER - ‘YOU’
I decided to host the opening on the 17th anniversary of my mother’s death. Morbid I know, but also a celebration. I didn’t aim for sales, but wanted to contribute something to her memory. Below, there are three images, with two roses; representing my sister and me. The water and the vase represents my mother.
It is simply a piece about the progression of cancer and how, over those quick three years, it affected my sister and I when my mother passed away only 44 years old.
TFPC.CHRISTINA GULLIVER - ‘MOURNING’
Christina had a similar idea in mind; having also lost her mother some 10 years ago. Her work is based around the mourning process.
The ignition of the fear of cancer, leading to the calm feeling after death, and then the recurring feelings as the fire of the memories re-ignite. On the outside the book looks undamaged and intact, however the core of it is burnt and singed most of the way through. This was in aid of Mental Health Week.
That was just a glimpse of No Man’s Land. There is plenty more to see down there, including work from:
AND FEATURING MODELLING BY TFPM.LAUREN MCMILLAN
All of their work is incredible and well worth seeing!
Please get yourselves down to Boda Bar, Leith Walk, Edinburgh. Don’t miss out!
Here are some of the highlights from the opening night. Naturally Christina didn’t really have the time to take all that many, as she needed to mingle, but at least we got a few:
The opening was great fun, and there were a lot more people there than I anticipated. We packed the place out! I’m proud of the team and all the effort that was put in!
‘NO MAN’S LAND’ WILL BE ON EXHIBITION UNTIL 12TH NOVEMBER
Be sure to check it out!