March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Paul James Gomes

Paul James Gomes filming street art about immigrant families in Tor Pignattara, also known as the Bangla Town of Rome.

Paul James Gomes filming street art about immigrant families in Tor Pignattara, also known as the Bangla Town of Rome. Photo: Paolo Landriscina.

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Paul James Gomes (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow January–March 2015) is a filmmaker and photographer whose work revolves around migration and understandings of home. During his stay at the BSR, he has been working with Bangladeshi migrants present on the Roman streets. They are highly visible yet we avert our eyes when confronted with their presence. Presenting their stories, he forces viewers to engage with the humanity of the other and to see their lives as an integral part of the ever-changing face of Rome.

Il lavoro del regista e fotografo Paul James Gomes (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow gennaio–marzo 2015) si incentra sulla migrazione e sul concetto di casa. Durante la sua residenza alla BSR Gomes ha lavorato con migranti bengalesi presenti nelle strade romane. Pur essendo ben visibili, quando ci imbattiamo in loro voltiamo lo sguardo. Presentando le loro storie, Gomes obbliga gli osservatori ad essere coinvolti nell’umanità degli altri e a vedere le loro vite come parte integrante del volto sempre mutevole di Roma.

Selfie, Paul James Gomes.

Selfie, Paul James Gomes.


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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June Mostra/Meet the artists…Tomás Sheridan

From tourist locations to housing estates, Roman Postcards is an exploration of Rome through the words of the people that inhabit her; for an hour, a year or a lifetime.

From tourist locations to housing estates, Roman Postcards is an exploration of Rome through the words of the people that inhabit her; for an hour, a year or a lifetime.

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Tomás Sheridan (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow, April – June 2014) is a filmmaker who believes that little stories can show the big picture. Telling people to believe one thing or another never works but showing them different points of view can really change the way they think. The work carried out at the BSR revolves around the perceptions of Rome, those of the people who live here and those of the people who are just passing through.

Tomàs Sheridan (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow, aprile – giugno 2014) è un regista di documentari che concentra il suo lavoro sul mostrare le vite personali dei suoi protagonisti, in modo da esplorare narrative sociali più ampie.  Il  lavoro eseguito alla BSR ruota intorno alle numerose percezioni di Roma, quelle della gente che ci vive e quelle della gente che si trova a passarvici. 

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BSR Fine Arts June Mostra opens Friday 13 June 2014 18.30. Dates: 14 – 21 June (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30-19.00. Join the Facebook group here.

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