The I’m Tired Project Exhibition of Photography – plus 1:1 booking & talk at Rough Trade
Upcoming news on Preview // opening night
14 MAY 6pm opening – late
GAL // GuerillArtLab Nottingham, 25 Broad Street, Nottingham. NG13AP
Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans are graduates of the University of Nottingham and are returning to where they started The ‘I’m Tired’ Project in May-June of 2015. (various opening times through May 14th – June – please check via email or social media)
TICKETS FOR THE UPCOMING PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ARE AVAILABLE HERE:
Please bring friends, the more the merrier.
The project aims to highlight micro-aggressions and stereotyping in society. Each participant starts with a chat with either Paula or Harriet – to explore the content of what each individual is ‘tired’ of, resulting in a concise message then being written onto the participants back. They document the moment with a black and white photograph and are asked to submit a short paragraph or two to explain in their own words what has made them tired and how this affects them. The project hopes to give each audience member their voice back, to re-own the micro-aggressions enforced upon their being, alongside highlighting the issues people go through every day. To bring people to experience through the eye of the camera, another human beings experiences in hope for societal empathy, understanding and to reach out to us the viewers.
Book a one on one interaction to share your story here
The “I’m Tired” Project utilizes photography, the human body and written words as a tools highlight the lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions, assumptions & stereotypes and pull back the layers of discrimination to reveal thoughts and feelings that aren’t usually voiced through fear of backlash and lack of being relatable.
Co-creators Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram to share photos of what participants are most tired of, which is displayed across their bare backs creating a positive space for people to share their personal stories. Participants remain anonymous providing a safe and honest platform to be both vulnerable and empowered.
So far the project has gained attention from the likes of the New York Times, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Mic, Women You Should Know and many more, as well as both Harriet and Paula receiving the Points of Light Award from David Cameron while exhibiting the project in New York.
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This is the artists’ first UK exhibition, exhibiting photos from their collection so far. Opportunities to get involved in a 1:1 bookable photography session, your chance to share your story and be a part of the project. In collaboration with Little Wolf Parade events // GAL GuerillArtLab Nottingham & LIVEART : ART LIVE
We look forward to seeing you and really appreciate your support!
Additionally there is a talk at Rough Trade nottingham Tuesday 17th May at 7pm with Q&A with the artists.
We look forward to seeing you all!