Artist Talk

Saturday 20th September / 1PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Artist talk l FREE

Join us for a talk by the artists behind three installations as part of the Festival this year, each installed in different ice house around Berwick, and each exploring the Border Crossing theme:

Kristina Cranfeld
Ben Russell
John Wallace & Professor Pete

This talk will be chaired by Maggie Ellis, Head of Artists' Moving Image at Film London.

See below for details of their works being presented as part of the Festival, each being exhibited for free, Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st September, 11am – 6pm.

We recommend you go see the works in advance – and come along with questions!

Kristina Cranfeld
Manufactured Britishness

Shoregate Ice House
Regional Premiere
UK | 2013 | 13min, looped
What is the future of citizenship in Britain and what new rules will be proposed for immigrants to become citizens? A dystopian depiction of a future where immigrants must undergo physical assessments to demonstrate their worth as prospective British citizens.

Ben Russell
The Twilight State

Custom House
New commission
UK, USA, South Africa, Swaziland | 2014 l 20min, looped
Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, The Twilight State documents the dematerialization of borders through the spiritual lives of the territory's inhabitants.

New co-commission with Northern Film & Media, with support from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

John Wallace & Professor Pete Smith
Tweed-Sark Cinema

Bankhill Ice House
New Commission
UK | 2014 l 15min, looped
An audio-visual study of human links to the ecosystems of two rivers that mark the English-Scottish Border, weaving archive and contemporary footage of those who live, work, and play along their banks.

In partnership with Northumbria University and Northumbrian Water, with support from Creative Scotland.

Chair Maggie Ellis is Head of Artists' Moving Image at Film London, leading on Film London’s Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), the prestigious Jarman award, and FLAMIN productions, the commissioning fund behind the award-winning Two Years At Sea directed by Ben Rivers and West Hinder by Elizabeth Price, part of the exhibition which won her last year's Turner Prize.

No need to book, just turn up!


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Artist Ben Russell, Kristina Cranfeld, John Wallace & Professor Pete Smith Country Various Year 2014 Duration 90 minutes