December meetup

December 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Crossing Lines: December meetup: New Academic Building Room 3.26: 6 – 8 pm: Wednesday 7th December 2011

These are the confirmed presentations for this session.

David Killeen
makes a welcome return to Crossing Lines to present a documentary piece focusing on security booth structures and the individuals who work within what David describes as ‘these banal generic structures; bizarre when coupled with their surroundings’

Carol Kenna will be presenting work from over forty years of engagement with Woolwich. Carol writes: “As a child it was the centre of my universe, an elegant town, a garrison town. My days were punctuated with performances by the Royal Artillery band at the Granada cinema with its Wurlitzer organ that rose and sank out the orchestra pit, afternoon tea in the Co-operative restaurant or Lyons Corner House – the longest, most narrow restaurant in London. I was captivated by the never ending reflections in the concave steel book-ends of Southern Electricity’s display window and journeys on Woolwich Ferry with glimpses of the brass pistons that drove it across the river.”

Nick Scammell
writes: “If a picture is a silent poem, then a poem is a speaking picture. But when does poem become photo? When to write and when to click? These bare bone poems seek to evoke or suggest photos that could have been taken. In the rush to photograph, perhaps some are best untaken? Or best ‘taken’ by words. I continue to explore the ways in which memory is kept, visually and verbally.”

Michael Rodgers
will share work by Wim Wenders and Victor Burgin to complement Nick’s presentation.

Alex McIlniney‘s has booked a ‘tentative’ slot to present field recordings from Canary Wharf which complement the text images of last month’s meetup.

John Levett will perform an act of cultural exchange.

Michael & Nick will be briefly taking responses to the 2011-2012 programme distributed at the November meetup.

It’s a very full programme. Hope you’ll be able to make it along for the meetup after which Nick will be leading interested parties to the nearest pub for whatever transpires.


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