By Our Selves: screening of a unique film project about the poet John Clare
Friday, 31 October 2014, 18:00 to 19:00
Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
2014 marks 150 years since the death of arguably Englandâ€™s most significant poet of the natural world, John Clare, in an asylum in Northampton.
Talks and performances will accompany the showing, responding to the poetâ€™s 80-mile walk, reimagined by the film, from an Essex asylum, back to his home village of Helpston, Cambridgeshire.
Hosted by Professor Simon KÃ¶vesi of the Department of English and Modern Languages.
About the speakers
FILM MAKER,Â ANDREW KÃ–TTING; WRITER,Â IAIN SINCLAIRÂ AND ARTISTS,Â JEM FINERÂ ANDÂ KIRSTEN NORRIEÂ PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
Andrew KÃ¶ttingâ€™s films include â€˜Gallivantâ€™, â€˜This Filthy Earthâ€™ and â€˜This Our Still Lifeâ€™. He is Professor of Time Based Media for the University of Creative Arts.
Iain Sinclairâ€™s 2005 memoir Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clareâ€™s â€˜Journey Out of Essexâ€™, is the inspiration for â€˜By Our Selvesâ€™. Other works include Ghost Milk and American Smoke.
Jem Finer was one of the founding members of The Pogues, cowriting many of their songs. He has been artist in residence at the Universities of Oxford and Bath.
Kirsten Norrie is an artist and musician. Her live art pieces engage with metaphysical and physical mass.
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