Ben Hopper: Circus

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As part of Roundhouse CircusFest 2012, artsdepot is proud to present an exhibition by photographer Ben Hopper capturing young circus performers taking part in FEDEC’s Circle shows at the 2011 Circa Festival in Auch, France. 

 

Circa Festival has been inviting Circle, an international showcase of up and coming circus artists to take part in the festival for the last five years. Through these Encounters, FEDEC (the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools) encourages exchanges between current and future circus artists. At this annual gathering, the work of 12 schools from the FEDEC network from Europe and beyond is shown through 20 - 30 minute original performances, created with their students during research and creation workshops.

 

In this exhibition, Ben’s striking black and white photography captures the performers in motion. Uniform black backgrounds serve to highlight the young circus artists’ physicality, dexterity and creativity, along with moments of palpable drama and comedy. 

 

"Hotter-than-wasabi up-and-coming fine art photographer" (Bizarre Magazine) 

 

This exhibition is part of Roundhouse CircusFest 2012, five weeks of the best comtemporary circus from around the globe. Click here for more info.

 

To see more of Ben’s work, click here to visit his blog.