Live Studio Recording: Inventing the Landscape
The Old Reading Room, Southend Central Museum
Please join us for a live studio recording of new film to mark the culmination of Alexandra Leykauf’s ARC Fellowship in Essex featuring talks, performance and discussion investigating the origins of landscape – how it is represented and the ways in which we understand it.
For her Fellowship, Leykauf has been carrying out research into the cultural histories of Essex landscapes. Specifically, how is it possible to represent a landscape – through images, ideas, politics or the natural world – and what is it that informs our understanding of the landscapes which we move through, both in our minds and our day to day lives?
The event will include a presentation by Lekauf on her work and findings during the fellowship from literary treasures unearthed in the University library to the hidden markings in the fields north of the estuary. Actors from the E15 Acting School will perform selected passages from texts chosen by Leykauf from Journey to the Centre of the Earth to Seamus Heaney. A panel discussion between Leykauf and artists Sophie Sleigh Johnson and Melissa Gordon will consider readings of landscape as an embodiment of history and a mediating image of culture.
The audience for this event will witness the live production of the film and be a crucial part of the final edit which will be a central part of Leykauf’s forthcoming exhibition at Focal Point Gallery.
Saturday 13 January 2018
2 – 4PM
Southend Central Museum & Planetarium
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6EW
Places are limited, booking is essential. Book tickets.