Live events in conjunction with the One Day in the City festival on 13 June
Showing Seeing by Helena Hunter, 12:30-1:30pm, UCL Art Museum
Screening and Discussion with Saradha Soobrayen
As part of One Day in the City Festival at UCL and Second Person Looking Out, the 6th Slade/UCL Art Museum collaboration.
Join Helena Hunter for a screening of her new short film Showing Seeing followed by a discussion with poet and writer Sarahda Soobrayen. The film is set in an optical museum and a museum of theatre and performance. The settings present a farming device for a personal narrative that negotiates the visual acts of remembering and forgetting. As the camera contemplates the theatrical objects and optical artefacts a voice recounts the experiences relating to looking, training and performance.
Helena Hunter is based in London, her work spans live performance and the moving image. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including screenings and performances at: The Barbican Art Gallery, Art13 Art Fair, Ceri Hand Gallery, Flat Time House, Jerome Zodo Contemporary(Milan), Manchester Art Gallery, Instantanee (Rome), City of Women (Ljubljana). She was shortlisted for The Arts Foundation Award in 2011 and UKYA British Art Showcase in 2010.
Saradha Soobrayen is a poet and writer who lives and works in London. Several anthologies have featured Soobrayen's poems, including Oxford Poets Anthology, Poetry Review and The Forward Book of Poetry. She was names by The Guardian as one of 'Twelve to Watch' up and coming new generations of poets and won an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry.She has served as Editor for Chroma and Reviews Editor for Modern Poetry in Translation.
Getting Close but then again not close at all by Olga Koroleva, 12:30-4pm
Live installation duration: approx. 10-15mins
Portico steps (outside) 12.30pm / 3:50pm
Gustave Tuck staircase (South Wing lift) 12:30pm / 1:50pm / 3:00pm / 3:50pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre (Darwin B05 staircase) 12:30pm / 2:00pm / 2:45pm
Created especially for the One Day in the City Festival, part two of the two-part work ‘Getting close but then again not close at all’ (part one is on show at UCL Art Museum) is a live installation comprising eight performers with objects. The script, written in collaboration with UCL Art Museum visitors in response to prints by Giovanni Piranesi held in the museum collection, addresses some ongoing themes in the artist’s work: repetition as a perceived source of learning, but also a tool for abstraction, (mis)communication and (mis)interpretation in contemporary urban fabric, and references to backstage workings of theatre and cinema in comparison with the work of our own bodies.
Maxima Smith, South Cloisters, 2-4pm
Lea Collet, UCL Art Museum
Freddie Duffield & Sarai Kirshner, UCL Art Museum
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