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Title The Audition (contact sheets)
Collection African and Asian Visual Artists Archive
Artist Sonia Boyce
Creator Corporate Name Made during the Artist-in-Residence programme at the University of Manchester
Date 1997 - 1998
Description On the 17th of November 1997, over 900 photographs were taken using both black and white, and colour negative film. These images are the results of that day. Tightly cropped front facing portrait shot of Peter Griffin and Aminatta Bojang, both wearing afro wigs. The Audition is the result of a day photographing volunteers who answered an advert in the Cornerhouse brochure for October and November 1997. The condition to being photographed was that each participant had to wear an afro wig.
Id Number Current Repository SB,B&W,R11,F19
Subject Representational, Portraiture. African diasporic hairstyles, popular media
Measurements Dimensions 50X14 inches (appox), per frame. Series of 4 frames each containing 6.5 contact sheets.
Relation Exhibition Sonia Boyce: Performance Cornerhouse Manchester 1998
Relation Part Of SB,B&W,R01,F03 - SB,B&W,R13 ,F14
Relation Referenced By Sonia Boyce: Performance, Annotations No. 2, Book, Mark Crinson. 1998
Rights Owner Sonia Boyce
Rights Status HE UK only
Technique Photography
Work Type Photographs



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