AboutSaturday 17th September, 6pm, The Athenaeum Theatre, Derry's Cross, Plymouth.
A one-night only film screening exploring connections between a newly commissioned moving image work by Oliver Sutherland and an existing feature film.
Sutherland has created a new work inspired by a number of original feature films from the science fiction genre; producing a digital 3D landscape in which an new feature film could potentially be realised. The landscapes presented are dormant, bereft of actions and human acts, waiting for potential narratives to emerge through the direction of the camera.
The work is inspired by an article the artist recently read about a well known film director buying the rights to dead actors' likenesses, names and voices, to then potentially be used in a digitally created film. The landscapes Sutherland has created incorporate various objects and spaces allowing for the camera to drift freely from one âset' to another, creating further narratives depending on when the viewer encounters the piece.
The new piece will be shown back-to-back with a feature film; an iconic sci-fi blockbuster the title of which will be revealed on the evening of the screening.
The screening will take place in the 1961 theatre of the Athenaeum (a building built to house the Athenaeum Society, a library and lecture society which celebrates the arts and sciences, with a 200 year legacy). The striking and unique 340 seat theatre, with original period decor (including the only circular revolving stage in the South West), is an under-used and under-celebrated space in the city.
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The screening will take place at 6pm on Saturday 17th September.
The Plymouth Athenaeum