7 May 2014, 6.45pm
Stay Where You Are is a year-long project in which four award-winning artists and writers, known for their wide-ranging travels across the surface of the planet or through the realm of the imagination, pause to reflect on the appeal of the local. Foregoing the far horizon for the close-at-hand, artist-composer Jem Finer, poet Lavinia Greenlaw, essayist Jay Griffiths and filmmaker Ben Rivers are creating works that focus on their home environment, that highlight places (or people) that are near (and dear) to them, or that revisit themes whose atmosphere or subject represents a still point in an ever-turning world. Stay Where You Are premiered at PLACE at Snape Maltings in February. This event will unveil the second installments of the artists’ projects.
Stay Where You Are is curated and produced by Steven Bode of Film and Video Umbrella and Gareth Evans. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Film and Video Umbrella is supported by Arts Council England.