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A new film from Turner-prize nominee Helen Cammock will begin with an act of redistribution: the artist, together with Rochdale residents, will place items from Touchstones' art collection into people’s homes on a temporary basis.
Follow the story of two new recruits to a clandestine sisterhood whose pursuit of esoteric knowledge takes place in a secret place of instruction, cut off from the world outside.
Currently in early stages of production, The Black River of Herself brings to life a fictional Irish Bog Body – an ancient corpse naturally preserved over thousands of years in Ireland’s peat bog lands.
Forthcoming in 2020, Reman Sadani’s project considers the urge for travel as a strange and mysterious element of the human condition, by renegotiating ideas around the modern displacement of people – from forced migration to cultural exploration.
Film and Video Umbrella makes moving-image works by artists. For three decades FVU has led the way in championing new creative talent and promoting innovative ideas. During that time we have commissioned many of the foremost figures in the field, working in close collaboration with a diverse range of venues, nationally and internationally. Browse our project page to find out more and view clips of the works.
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Art in Real Life: Migration
FVU alumnus Imran Perretta speaks alongside a panel of artists and industry experts, questioning how artists and art institutions can engage with migration in a moment of crisis. Examining a broad range of strategies, the speakers will discuss the potential of art and its limits.
Tae Modern, Monday 18 November 2019, 6.30–8pm
Lawrence Lek | Mira Benjamin, John Lely & Heather Roche
Participating in the ASSEMBLY season curated by Christian Marclay, FVU alumni Lawrence Lek invites collaborators Seth Scott and Robin Simpson to present a site-specific simulation that reflects the atmosphere during the Extinction Rebellion protests.
Somerset House Studios, London, 9 November 2019, 7.30 – 10pm
Ben Rivers: Urthworks
This exhibition brings together a trilogy of films developed by FVU alumnus Ben Rivers in collaboration with the American science fiction writer Mark Von Schlegell.
Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton, 9 November 2019 – 9 February 2020