Friday 3 May, 6 – 9pm
CAAPO are interested in diffusing the idea of ‘candid’ private-view photography – and in a wider sense, the social phenomenon that is event photography – into our own subjective history by inverting the time- and site-specificity of the photographic act of documentation. Organisers of weddings, birthdays, conferences, touring events and night-clubs often employ photographers to attend and capture (usually for monetary exchange) ‘staged’ moments from the event. Props, backdrops and lighting are regularly used as a means to displace the subject; creating a false or enhanced reality. CAAPO are keen to manipulate this captured staging of a moment in time and place, specifically, to alter its relationship with the attempt to record a public event.