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Winchester School of Art

How I Learned to Stop Worrying (About Art) and Love Cinema Seminar

Nick Stewart
Time:
16:00 - 17:30
Date:
15 March 2017
Venue:
Harvard Suite (Room Number 3032), WSA

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Professor John Armitage at J.Armitage@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

I will show excerpts from my new feature length film, … as sure as the rain. I will also discuss the development of my work that has lead to this shift towards cinema. "Using footage shot on a trip to Mexico, this essay film explores the childhood memories of Irish artist and film maker, Nick Stewart, and Mexican writer and artist, Helen Blejerman. Stewart was brought up in Ireland and lived in Belfast through the darkest days of the conflict there. The experience of that time runs through the dozen or so stories that make up his half of the script of the film. Blejerman has written another set of stories that similarly explore her Mexican childhood and subsequent move to the UK. These stories counterpoint documentary footage shot while traveling in Mexico. Structured around the 21 stories that constitute the script, the film weaves a network of associations, memories and observations together in a non-linear narrative that is, by turns, political, biographical, poetic and factual." With music by Nils Frahm - http://www.nilsfrahm.com/about/ - the completed work, an essay film of around 1hr 50mins, has been edited by Nick Stewart and Michelle Deignan for completion early in 2017.

Speaker information

Nick Stewart ,Over a period of 30+ years, Nick Stewart’s work has encompassed performance, installation, drawing, photography, video and publications. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, residencies and commissions including from, the Arts Councils of Ireland and UK, Canada Council, EU Cultural Programme, British Council, British Film Institute and the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Ireland, Canada, USA, India and Vietnam. Originally from Ireland he now considers himself to be a Londoner.

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