Above pic taken from Schizophrenic City – courtesy of Katie Foulkes
Schizophrenic City launches at Worcester Arts Workshop today, on display from Mon 17th Nov until Monday 1st Dec.
An exhibition from photographer Katie Foulkes, using multi-exposure, Schizophrenic City is a series of twelve images from Amsterdam “essentially trying to capture the different elements of being in a big city, the many opposing facets, such as day and night, tourist or local.”
Originally inspired by a Stompin’ on Spiders song of the same name, Katie decided to expand her focus into an exhibition when she “came back from Amsterdam, with much more than was needed for the video. It was such a mad place, and I had a lot of architectural shots that I wanted show – you see so much when you stop and look up.”
Starting out taking shots of events and live music, and having worked several times for Birmingham Review, Katie is using Schizophrenic City to expand her portfolio into subjects including architecture.
Having studied Interior Architecture at UWIC, Schizophrenic City is the realisation of two compelling interests for Katie Foulkes – bringing the focus of her academic life into her subsequent work as a photographer.
“I learnt a lot of the theoretical side (of architecture) at university, such as design and history – having been introduced to photography at Hereford College beforehand,” says Katie, “but photography is where my energies focused once completing my degree. Now I’ve become more proficient and technically aware I wanted to go back to my roots in, and passion for, architecture – to have my cake and eat it.”
Images from Schizophrenic City series will also appear in the music video, of the same name, for Worcester based ‘purveyors of ‘New Tradition’ Blues’ – Stompin’ On Spiders.
A special one off gig will be performed by Stompin’ On Spiders at Worcester Arts Workshop on November 22nd – entry is £4 on the door, with the event starting at 8:45pm.
For more on Katie Foulkes, visit http://www.kfdphotography.co.uk/
For more on Worcester Arts Workshop, visit http://worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk/