For Assembly, Luvera invited individuals associated with the Brighton Housing Trust’s First Base Day Centre and Phase One Project to use disposable cameras and digital sound recorders to capture their experiences and the things they are interested in. The artist met with participants regularly to discuss their images and sounds, and to record conversations. Participants were also invited to learn how to use digital medium format camera equipment in order to work on the production of a self-portrait for the artist’s ongoing series Assisted Self-Portraits.
Luvera’s role in this process is to provide technical tuition and support, while the participant determines when and where the photograph will be taken, and how they, the subject, will be framed. This unique approach upends the traditional photography process by enabling the participant to take an active role in decisions made about how they are represented.