In 2020 Blue Crow Media commissioned Photolanguage to research Blue Crow’s first book, Brutalist Paris, building on research conducted for the Brutalist Map of Paris (2017). This is the first thoroughly researched, English language study of Parisian brutalist architecture. It constructs a unique photographic record of over 50 buildings across Paris (1955-1987). Across 7 thematic essays it brings a new interpretation of brutalism in the French context.
At Iklectik, Lambeth (an independent performance space and research arts laboratory) we continued our collaboration with sound artist and composer Iain Chambers, developing a new image and text projection sequence to accompany a performance of Chamber’s 15 minute sonic score Concrete Paris.
This exhibition brought together work shown at the Barbican Centre for Brutalism Rewired (2019) with work from La Revue Générale Brutaliste shown at the Institut Français, South Kensington (2018).