→ 27 Apr 11 at 2 pm
Fight the Power
Situated at the nexus of photography and identity, Mike Ivers’ work to date has been primarily informed by societal dynamics and power relations. His four-year foray into contemporary art practice has culminated in a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious photographic project entitled ‘Fight the Power’: a powerful visual response to the current phase of socio-political unrest in contemporary society. Inspired by the iconic civil rights imagery of the 1960s, the artist has sought to emulate the monumental gestures of history’s most inspirational leaders, and in the process, frequently landed both himself and his photographic subjects in the most outlandish situations. Whether it is personal, national or global, the photograph has been an intrinsic part of the resistance movement. From Smith to Mandela to the Libyan rebels, countless numbers of people have put their fist in the air. It begs the question: have you?