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‘A SHORT PLEASURABLE JOURNEY, PART. 2’ EXHIBITION BY JAMIE HAWKESWORTH
13/05/2019
Exhibition, News
DoBeDo is pleased to announce the opening of Jamie Hawkesworth’s latest exhibition, A Short Pleasurable Journey, Part 2.

84 Photographs and 1 film all made in Floresti, Transylvania in June 2018. 

“I always find myself thinking about the feeling of naivety, how everything feels so simple and confusing at that first moment of discovery, when you react from just your gut and the energy this creates. I think this has to be the most valuable and sensitive state of mind and something so important to hold onto. 

 In July 2018, I found myself in Floresti, Transylvania on a project following around a youth orchestra , that were performing across Romania. Once I arrived in Floresti, I settled in and began exploring without expectation, each day waking up at sunrise and walking down the road with my camera.”

Opening 16th May 2019, 6-9pm 
17th – 27th May 2019

1-7 Aylesbury Street
London
EC1R 0DR

‘DESIRE LINES’ EXHIBITION BY TOMMY MALEKOFF
28/04/2019
Exhibition, News

DoBeDo is proud to announce the opening of ‘Desire Lines’ a two channel film by Tommy Malekoff.

Shot entirely in parking lots over the course of a year and a half, Desire Lines records humans, animals and automobiles behaving in a similar manner; with the urgency to perform actions that override the behavioural programming of the place they occupy. The film surveys various customs and rituals that are carried out in the vast areas adjacent to shopping malls, sports stadiums, schools, and other venues throughout the United States.

OPENING TODAY
from 4:00-8:00PM
April 28 – May 19
4:00-8:00PM

CC Projects
431 E 6th St, Basement
New York, NY 10009

‘INSIDE THE BUM’ BOOK BY FRANK AND TYRONE LEBON
25/03/2019
News

DoBeDo presents ‘Inside the Bum’ – a book and film by Frank & Tyrone Lebon. The 106 page limited-edition photo book documents the making of Harmony Korine’s new film ‘The Beach Bum’ – starring Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, and Zac Efron.

In October of 2017 the Lebon brothers, Frank and Tyrone, were invited onto the set of Harmony Korine’s latest film, ‘The Beach Bum’ for a period of six weeks. Given the freedom to wander the set as they pleased, the Lebons received unrestricted access and a privileged insight into the filmmaking process of Korine – a long time inspiration for both brothers.

They came home with thousands of photographs and 50+ hours of footage which has been edited down over the course of the intervening year, and has resulted in two distinct pieces of collaborative work – a twenty-minute film and a limited-edition photographic book titled Inside the Bum. This is the first collaboration of this scale between the two brothers, and their first collaboration with Harmony Korine.

The book is a compilation of photographs, video stills, written diary entries, call sheets, and vintage Florida tourist paraphernalia taped together into a scrap book of sorts; part on-set documentary photography, part notebook of thoughts, questions and anecdotes for their film. Korine’s colourful set provided a bountiful stream of wild and wacky scenarios to document, from naked hobos destroying Miami-mansions to Moondog (McConaughey) setting boats on fire and dancing in tinfoil underwear. The mayhem of the set is balanced with the brothers’ delicate care for and interest in Korine’s craft and philosophies; evident in the quieter portraits and reflective notes scattered throughout the book.

Similarly to the book, the film is a chaotic collage of video footage, audio snippets, interviews, music and animated imagery that takes you on a rampant journey through the making of ‘The Beach Bum’. The Lebon brothers capture and mirror the poetic and chaos-embracing creative process and world that Korine himself employs in the making of his films. ‘Inside the Bum’ is both a reflection of and on Korine’s approach to filmmaking and to life itself, “The thing is, I chase the real life. You almost decide beforehand that you’re gonna go with the energy. I try to grab the energy, follow the energy. FOLLOW THE ENERGY!”

The book is available here for £35

The film will be released online later in 2019 as part of Reely and Truly; a series of documentary portrait films about photographers produced by DoBeDo.

TITLE: Inside the Bum
PUBLISHER: DoBeDo Projects
DETAILS: 106 pages colour offset printing, silk screen colour printed plastic cover (260 x 200mm)
CREDITS: Photographs by Frank and Tyrone Lebon
Edited by Frank and Tyrone Lebon
Designed by Frank and Tyrone Lebon with Loose Joints

£35 here.

‘ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE’ EXHIBITION BY HANNA MOON AND JOYCE NG, LONDON
16/01/2019
Exhibition, News
DoBeDo is excited to announce English as a Second Languagethe exhibition of DoBeDo contributor Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng. Both photographers have created a new series of work responding directly to the history of Somerset House.

 

Bringing distinct Asian perspectives to their work, they reflect upon the power fashion photography holds in shaping our perceptions of beauty, style and taste. Ng draws inspiration from the renowned sixteenth century Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’ to create images which feel both familiar, yet surreal. Moon presents a dramatic reimagining of Somerset House’s neoclassical setting; photographing in the dark of night, rebelliously ‘invading’ the site to create a series of intimate works of her two female muses that reflect her personal experiences living in UK.

Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
United Kingdom

25 Jan – 28 Apr 2019

Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun
10.00 am – 06:00 pm
Wed, Thurs, Fri
11.00 am – 08:00 pm

www.somersethouse.org.uk