Siobhan Davies Studios are pleased to present an evening of film and conversation as part of Elefest 2009.
A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is a new documentary film which explores the transitions currently taking place in the South London neighbourhood. The documentary follows artist/shaman Marcus Coates as he sets out on a âVision Quest' in the heart of this South London neighbourhood, to search out animal spirits to help guide the local community through a period of change.
Involving local residents from the iconic Heygate Estate, Southwark councillors and a psychedelic doom rock orchestra called Chrome Hoof, the community and artists embarked on a journey into the depths of the neighbourhood in search of alternative ways to find solutions to a shared problem. The findings from the âVision Quest' were presented to the community via a rock-disco-shamanic-ritual at the legendary Coronet Theatre in June this year.
At this one-off event Siobhan Davies Studios present preview screenings of the film and performance at the Coronet Theatre alongside a talk with Michael Smythe (producer for Nomad), Marcus Coates and the writer Will Hodgkinson.
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