Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late openings that are the perfect place to meet up with friends, explore the gallery and enjoy a specially curated selection of talks, performances, film screenings, live music and artist interventions.
Thursdays, 6-9pm, free unless otherwise stated
Duncan Whitley: Kimberlin
Thursday 5 March
Free, please book via Eventbrite
Join us for an evening of artist film by Duncan Whitley, including the screening of Kimberlin, a new 24-minute experimental film work made in collaboration with Abul Mogard.
Kimberlin is based on the discovery of an underground cinema cavern on Portland, an island connected to England’s mainland by a long pebble causeway known as the Chesil Beach. The uncanny discovery and subsequent breaking news begin to generate speculation amongst islanders as to who created the cavern and the cannisters of super-8mm film found within it.
Filmed on Portland in the months following the United Kingdom’s European Union membership referendum and scored with Abul Mogard’s dense, layered Farfisa organ tones, Kimberlin takes the viewer on a journey imbued with an ambiguous sense of (be)longing and loneliness. Digital and super-8mm film, field recordings and the Mogard soundtrack combine in an experimental form synthesizing cinematic and musical space.
Kimberlin was produced with the support of Arts Council England, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, b-side and Eaton Trust, with additional support from Gloucester Speleological Society and Spike Island.
About the Artist:
Duncan Whitley (b. 1974, UK) is an artist working predominantly with sound and the moving-image. His practice synthesizes the languages of cinema, documentary and spatial sound art.
He has presented site-specific projects, audiovisual works, installations and live multi-channel sound works in the UK, Europe and South America. He is currently Coventry Biennial artist in residence at Coventry University’s School of Media and Performing Arts.