Fire – Harriet Bradley, Sogol Sur and Rosie Rosenberg

Today Confronting Rape Culture open their big exhibition at the Museum of Futures and here at Sampson Low we are releasing the fifth chapbook in the CFC Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) to celebrate this achievement. We welcome Harriet Bradley to the series, her narrative is the adrenalin of fear, it is a drug of wonder but should it be an everyday occurrence, an inspiration, a reality. This is the third entry in the powerful CFC series for Sogol Sur and once again the work sparks brightly, shining right at the heart of the sun. It is fitting that we should end on a note of hope from Rosie Rosenberg. We would like to say a big thank you to Debbie Chessell and all the creative people who have contributed to his project.

Contents
The Last Run – Harriet Bradley
And the Ashes of Masculinity Will Melt in the Wind – Sogol Sur
Out of Service – Rosie Rosenberg

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture

Fire
Harriet Bradley, Sogol Sur and Rosie Rosenberg
Designer: Maria Kaffa
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographers: Molly Baker and Maria Kaffa
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-46-9
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 4,
SLB055
Price – £2
BUY Fire (£2 + £1.20 to a UK address)

For more information on Confronting Rape Culture visit their exhibition at the Museum of Futures (25 March – 2 April 2017, 117 Brighton Road, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames). The exhibition showcases work from over 40 international artists. Through a range of multi-media works, the show discusses how normalized misogynistic and sexist behaviours provide the foundations for domestic abuse, rape, and systematic oppression. The event includes film, performance, workshops, writing, painting, sculpture and installation to open a broad and in-depth conversation.

Exhibiting artists: Ant Stevens, Bryony Wedge, Carolina von Teutul, Dimitra Petsa,  Debbie Chessell,  Holly Duffield, Jamie Christie, Jason Nulty, Yasmine Griffiths-Williams, Lola Normal, Lucy Ross,  Maria Kaffa, Far Awayaa, Molly Baker, Molly Mae Smalls. 

Published Artists: Charlotte Bell,  Dimitra Petsa,  Harriet Bradley,  Katie Hammett,  Bryony Wedge,  Marcus Wratton,  Feven Em,  Far Awayaa.

Connection – Dimitra Petsa, Charlotte Bell and Rosie Rosenberg

The fourth chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) is another CFC book that is both disarming in its beauty and powerful in the rawness of its message. Dimitra Petsa’s Halloween is a gentle vignette about human reaction and connection, capturing a moment of deep thought. The beam of light from Charlotte Bell’s honesty shines straight into our eyes, branding our reality with her truths in Cold and Tight and Scared. Defiance still rings true in Rosie Rosenberg’s An Anagrammatical Fuck You to the Patriarchy, the bell will keep tolling, loud and clear.

Contents
Halloween – Dimitra Petsa
Cold and Tight and Scared – Charlotte Bell
An Anagrammatical Fuck You to the Patriarchy – Rosie Rosenberg

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture

Connection
Dimitra Petsa, Charlotte Bell and Rosie Rosenberg
Designer: Debbie Chessell
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographer: Molly Baker
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-45-2
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 4,
SLB054
Price – £2
BUY Connection (£2 +£1.20 P&P to UK Address)

For more information on Confronting Rape Culture visit their exhibition at the Museum of Futures (25 March – 2 April 2017, 117 Brighton Road, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames). The exhibition showcases work from over 40 international artists. Through a range of multi-media works, the show discusses how normalized misogynistic and sexist behaviours provide the foundations for domestic abuse, rape, and systematic oppression. The event includes film, performance, workshops, writing, painting, sculpture and installation to open a broad and in-depth conversation.

Exhibiting artists: Ant Stevens, Bryony Wedge, Carolina von Teutul, Dimitra Petsa,  Debbie Chessell,  Holly Duffield, Jamie Christie, Jason Nulty, Yasmine Griffiths-Williams, Lola Normal, Lucy Ross,  Maria Kaffa, Far Awayaa, Molly Baker, Molly Mae Smalls. 

Published Artists: Charlotte Bell,  Dimitra Petsa,  Harriet Bradley,  Katie Hammett,  Bryony Wedge,  Marcus Wratton,  Feven Em,  Far Awayaa.

 

 

Absolute Truths – Feven Em, Sogol Sur, Rosie Rosenberg

The third chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) includes 3 new written works. Feven Em’s work is a placard of defiance in a toxic political environment, a time to turn the tide. We welcome back Sogor Sur who evokes such powerful imagery, taste and sense of place that to read it is to sate the appetites of the mind and imagination. Rosie Rosenberg catches the eye, and asks you to take a closer look. Do not measure what you see by using the tired old scales and rules you have always used, the person you see before you deserves more than this, give them your full attention.

Contents
Victims of Dollar Imperialism – Feven Em
Nothing is Wrong – Sogol Sur
Grey – Rosie Rosenberg

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture

Absolute Truths
Feven Em, Sogol Sur, Rosie Rosenberg
Designer: Lucy Ross
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographer: Molly Baker
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-44-5
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 3,
SLB053
Price – £2
BUY Absolute Truths (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)

This Saturday 18th March 2017 Confronting Rape Culture are collaborating with Birmingham’s ‘Own It! Campaign’ in the form of a workshop at Housmans Bookshop, Kings Cross, London. This 3 hour workshop will investigate the impacts of sexism in advertising, followed by a group effort to redefine our beauty standards. The workshop is designed to help women realise and celebrate their beauty and potential by providing them with tools to build their self-esteem in a patriarchal and misogynistic world.

Places are limited. Free refreshments.
Entry: £3
More info – https://www.facebook.com/events/386202315077439/

 

Debbie Chessell – Confronting Rape Culture chapbooks

Debbie Chesswell

Debbie Chessell

A new editor sealed the deal this week at Sampson Low by imbibing from the famous family teapot. The teapot was given to the second Sampson Low on 7th August 1852 from the Booksellers Trade Association as a slight mark of esteem and respect. Debbie Chessell, a third year fine art student at Kingston University is our new editor and she’ll be launching a chapbook series dedicated to Confronting Rape Culture in the spring of 2017.

The chapbooks will run alongside exhibitions at Housmans’ Bookshop (King’s Cross, London) and The Museum of Futures (Surbiton, 25th March – 2nd April) where up to 25 artists will be showing their work.

As an artist Debbie’s practice explores the physics and abstractions of light through scientific, social and conceptual themes. She works with knitting, crochet and oils, creating installations and paintings that explore concepts which often question one-another, resulting in new and unexpected directions in her research. The use of different mediums is as important as the core theme; each material allows a different way of thinking about the subject. This desire to knit together artistic themes and personalities will undoubtedly create a potent series of chapbooks.