Staffordshire Street Studios
Friday, September 3, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
49 Staffordshire Street, London SE15 5TJ
Staffordshire Street Studios

Coinciding with Peckham 24 and Photo London, “Only Similar or Equivalent at Best” is Swedish British artist Thom Bridge’s first solo exhibition in the UK. The exhibition weaves together a collection of works to explore the dualities found between photographic language, Bridge’s recent learning of their mother’s tongue, Swedish, and his relationship with his identical twin who currently lives on the opposite side of the planet. Spanning more than ten years of work, the exhibition orchestrates a dialogue between Bridge’s key works, new works in progress and photographs that have never been printed before.

Characterised by its reflexivity, Bridge’s photographic practice is simultaneously an exploration of photography through himself and an exploration of himself through photography; this manifests through the practice and display of printmaking, sculpture and installation.

Exhibition opening hours: Friday–Sunday 10am–6pm and by appointment

Peckham 24, Copeland Park (10-minute walk away), 10–12 September,

Photo London, Somerset House, 9–12 September,

11 September: Thom Bridge will be in conversation with Laura Hensser (Managing Director at Gasworks and Triangle Network, founder of the interview platform iheartwomen and trustee for Queercircle) with an introduction by artist and curator Tom Lovelace. Time TBC, Eventbrite link shared via Bridge’s Instagram (@thom_bridge) closer to the time.

Accompanying the exhibition is a newly commissioned text by artist, writer and curator Duncan Wooldridge. Launching at the exhibition will be a new zine titled “pool (iiii)”, the most recent iteration of an on-going remote collaboration between Thom Bridge and American artist Sonja Thomsen. The pair began collaborating in lockdown and have since exhibited their expansive “pool” collaboration in London, Chicago and Izmir.