Freer in Berlin

I’ve got some work in curated by girl’s first show “FREER IN BERLIN” coming up in a few days! You can rsvp to the even here :) if any of you go, please take photos for me!

and here’s some press about the exhibition:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/this-feminist-platform-wants-to-represent-artists-of-every-gender-colour-and-creed

http://www.iheartberlin.de/2016/09/27/being-freer-in-berlin-breaking-gender-conventions/

http://www.sleek-mag.com/2016/09/29/laetitia-duveau-feminist-photo/

http://blog.indie-mag.com/blog/2016/09/20/freer-in-berlin-exhibition-about-new-femininity-in-october/

http://www.spex.de/2016/10/05/platz-fuer-echte-koerper-schaffen-curated-by-girls-stellt-erstmals-in-berlin-aus/

http://www.refinery29.de/was-bedeutet-new-feminity#slide

http://www.kaltblut-magazine.com/must-see-exhibition-freer-in-berlin-curated-by-girls/

http://i-ref.de/iref-impuls/laetitia-duveau-definiert-den-weiblichkeitsbegriff-neu/

http://www.berlinartlink.com/2016/10/03/the-week-october-03-09-2016/

xo

Laurence


Camp memories

Hi! This blog post is long overdue…  for those of you who don’t know, I spent all of July running and curating a pop-up gallery, shop & community space called Camp Gallery along with Starchild Stela & Ambivalently Yours. We were there every single day and hosted events almost daily as well so it was a very draining experience but I learned A TON and got to collaborate with so many of my favorite artists so in the end, I’m happy we did it. But at the same time it’s been good to go back to my regular freelance life and I’m ready to focus on new projects! 

I’ve collaborated with Adolescent Content to make a little vlog of my experience with the project, which you can view here : https://www.adolescent.net/a/camp :) It was filmed very on the go but I’m working on more video content that should be out soon!

I also spent all of today gathering all the images I had of our exhibitions, our space, etc. I wish I had taken more photos but I was really busy running the space, and still working full-time as a photographer & being a human that whole month so yeah. For now here are my memories from camp :)

& special thanks to everyone who participated and organized events and workshops at Camp <3 <3 <3 :

July 4: Transtrenders: Contes queers par Sophie Labelle et Roxane Nadeau

July 7: Tough words, Soft tones poetry and zine readings with Alexandra Tremblay, Ambivalently Yours, Billy Starfield, Cecelia Opatken-Ringdal, Clara B.Turcotte, Flora Fauna, Laurence Philomene, Rochelle Rinne, Roxane Nadeau and Morgan Sea

July 9-10: Camp Conference Weekend

-Tea party round table with Celia Edell

-Activism & Academia round table

-Camp Artists round table

-Art movie screening Matthew Kennedy, Lori Malépart-Traversy, Hobbes Ginsberg, Ambivalently Yours

-Non-Binary Potluck

-Soft Masculinity Skillshare with Root Feeldz

-L’échec des féminismes contemporains par Caroline Trottier-Gascon

-Evening tea & Readings by Gabrielle Tremblay

July 11th : Grant writing workshop with Cookie Kendle

July 13th: Cute fluffs life drawing

July 13th: Movie night

July 15th: TenderSounds at Camp with Juniper, Skin and Lyndsie Alguire

July 16th : Summer Soft Market 

July 17th: Self-Care Day & Clothing Swap at Camp

July 20: Bitter Sweethearts Club Zine Launch

July 22: Dear Diary Artshow/Zine launch By Simon Fortin

July 23-24: Camp activities weekend!

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Participating Artists:

Amanda Craig, Ambivalently Yours, Amanda Jasnowski Pascual, Bao Ngo, Brett Manning, Charline Bataille, Christina Mazzulla, Chu, Cryote, Emily Cole, Emily Döhler-Knox, Fatine Violette Sabiri, Flora Fauna, Geneviève Darling, Ginette Lapalme, Hobbes Ginsberg, Jenn Woodall, Jon Estwards, Kendra Yee, La Fille Bertha, Laura Alger-Barkley, Lauren Crow, Laurence Philomène, Liv Thurley, Lora Mathis, Louise Reimer, Lucky Los Santos, Marc Beauchamp, Mel Stringer, Miles Petrella, Minipete, Myriam Bourgeois, Nakita McInnis, Neah Kelly, Nosebleed sundae, Pauline Krawczyk, Rochelle Rinne, Sabrina Scott, Samantha Conlon, Sarah Rosenberg, Shanna Van Maurik, Simon Fortin, Simone Blain, Squid Vishuss, Starchild Stela, Susana Sykes, Swarm, Tiffany Paige, Vanessa Aisling, Wishcandy, Worried Eyes, Zuzu Knew

infinite thanks to all our artists and volunteers <3 

xoxo

Laurence


Summer press & upcoming exhibitions

just a little post to tally up some of the interviews/press I did this summer :)

interview on curated by girls (september 2016) : http://www.curatedbygirls.com/itw-laurence-philomene.html

interview in jungle magazine (august 2016) : https://jungle-magazine.co.uk/laurence-philomene/

feature in I-D magazine (august 2016) : http://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/6-photographers-changing-the-body-conversation-on-instagram

feature in forge mag issue 12 (july 2016) : https://issuu.com/forgeartmag/docs/issuu12

interview on konbini (june 2016) : http://www.konbini.com/us/inspiration/instaweek-cotton-candy-pink-queer-photographer-laurence-philomene/

interview in wildabout magazine (june 2016) : http://www.wildaboutmagazine.com/8411-2/

I’ve also got some work coming up in the reboot of “we, other” curated by Miles Petrella for Art Pop here in Montreal, the opening night is Sept 21st -rsvp on facebook here

& for those of you in Berlin, I’ll have some work in Curated by Girl’s first IRL show, “Freer in Berlin” opening on October 8 - rsvp on facebook here!


xoxo

Laurence



Camp Gallery

Hi! Sorry for the lack of updates on here, I’ve been working hard on a ton of project including a pop-up gallery, shop & workshop series I am co-curating this summer with my colleagues Starchild Stela & Ambivalently Yours.

Our first event lineup was released on facebook last night so feel free to go check that out and rsvp to the event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1541510709490738/

About the gallery:
What happens when art and activism go to Camp? Is the work more daring and open when displaced into a collectively ephemeral state? Can serious action and ideas emerge from the light-hearted spirit of a camp-inspired setting? Our art exhibitions, shop and workshop series aims to highlight the work of artists who were born to be Camp stars. 

The gallery and shop will be officially open from July 2nd until our closing party on July 29th.

✿ Gallery & Shop opening hours ✿

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday : 11-6
Thursday, Friday : 11-8
Saturday, sunday: 12-5

* The gallery might be open at different hours according to events *

✿ Calendar ✿

EXHIBITIONS:
CAMP IS A TENDER FEELING (JULY 5 - 17)
Opening party July 5, from 5-9pm

SUMMER PALS (JULY 19 - 29)
Closing party July 29, from 5-9pm

SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS (PERMANENT)
-Dollhouse by the Coven
-Candyland sweet tears by Starchild Stela
-Swarm & Zuzu Knew cabin
- Best camp stories postcards exhibition

EVENTS:
July 4: Transtrenders : Contes Queers par Sophie Labelle et Roxane Nadeau
July 5: Vernissage of Camp is a Tender Feeling exhibition
July 9-10: Weekend conference + art film screening
July 14: Cute fluffs life drawing
July 14: Movie night
July 15th: Tender Sounds Music Night
July 16th : Summer Soft Market
July 17th: Self care Day (nails by wolfie, face masks, clothing swap, etc.)
July 20: Bitter Sweet Hearts Club Friendship zine launch and drawing workshop
July 23-24: Week-end of camp activities (friendship bracelet making, craft night, button making, collage party, ect)
July 27: Photoshop workshop (scan, photoshop 101, portfolio skills)
July 29: Summer Pals vernissage & end of camp costume party!!!

* We will post separate Facebook events for each of these events. Details to be announced. *

Accessibility info:

-The Gallery is wheelchair accessible
-Single stall gender neutral bathroom
-Most events will be sober, except vernissages and closing party.
-All events are free or pay-what-you-can (No one turned away for lack of funds)
-More information about accessibility will be announced. Feel free to ask us specific questions at any time!

With Camp, we aim to create a space of our own, where soft femme sentiment and unapologetic feminist fury can comfortably coexist. Our Camp is a place where everything thought of as frivolous and fleeting suddenly has the potential to be radical and everlasting. 

E-Mail: tendercamp@gmail.com
Tumblr: http://tendercamp.tumblr.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/campgallery/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541510709490738/

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