Long Division: Waiting Game Zine launch and pop-up shop
24/11/2021 - 24/11/2021
Opening times 17:00 - 21:00
After a year out, Long Division came back stronger than ever for their belated 10 year festival anniversary on 24th - 26th September. Long Division wanted to celebrate the festival in a new way, and give the artists something physical to remember their time performing, so commissioned Wakefield based photographer Emily Ryalls to document the bands and the moments before the gigs.
In collaboration with Emily, Long Division have created a new zine: Waiting Game, showcasing a selection of photographs of the artists that performed at the 2021 Festival. Emily’s black and white analogue photographs capture the moments of anticipation before stepping onto the stage and the relationships between bandmates. With soundcheck complete and everything set up, the bands are left to play the Waiting Game.
Waiting Game will launch at the Artwalk on 24th November, with a limited number of copies available for free as well as prints of the handmade zine exhibited on the walls of Merrie Studios in The Ridings Shopping Centre. There will also be a pop-up shop where Long Division merchandise can be bought, including the 2021 t-shirt designed by Ellie Way.
Long Division runs an award winning metropolitan festival that places the best emerging grassroots artists alongside legends of Indie and DIY. Long Division is about more than gigs in venues, we celebrate community, and are dedicated to supporting the vibrant grassroots in Wakefield and beyond.
Emily Ryalls is a Wakefield based artist working predominantly with the intersection of photography and performance. Her practice is rooted in blurring the lines between a divided photographer/subject relationship, creating meaningful and collaborative works that are able to examine and prompt crucial conversation on the role of photography as a non-exploitive means of co-production and connection.
Created and designed by Emily Ryalls and the Long Division team with photographs by Emily Ryalls and content provided by the artists.
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