Village invite you to the launch and book signing of Simon Bray's new book 'Dear Kairos' on Thursday 6th July from 6-9pm. The book was recently published by Skinnerboox having won the Fotografia Europea Book Award 2023. 

Created over two weeks on the streets of Athens, ‘Dear Kairos’ is a letter to the Ancient Greek considerations of time. The viewer is invited to consider the Kronos, the linear, mechanistic and determined passing of clock and calendar time, and the Kairos, serendipitous, opportunistic and boundless time. Through the use of repeated scenes and careful sequencing, ‘Dear Kairos’ creates a dialogue between the regular passing of time and moments loaded with significance that can be pushed through and embraced in order to distinguish, as Frank Kermode writes, "between mere chronicity and times which are concordant and full". 

Village Bookshop & Gallery offering a selection of contemporary art, design, fashion and photography publications. They have branches in both Leeds and Manchester. 

The launch event is taking place in Village Manchester. The full address is 131 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LN 


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