‘In Conversation’ with Webb-Ellis and Stuart Cameron
The Tetley, Wednesday 19th November 2014, 1pm
As part of Leeds International Film Festival 2014, British/Canadian artist-filmmakers Webb-Ellis will present their new three-screen audio-visual installation, ‘Mother. I am Going’ at The Tetley from 14th – 23rd November.
Join Webb-Ellis ‘in conversation’ with Crescent Arts Director, Stuart Cameron, about the role that photography plays in the obliteration of ‘real’ memory, and the ways in which we piece together our own history.
Webb-Ellis will discuss their new three-screen audio-visual installation ‘Mother. I am Going’, as well as the ups and downs of their first two years since graduating.
‘Mother. I am Going’ is filmed in an abandoned village in southern Bulgaria, and on the North East coast of England. The installation weaves together documentary, performance and archive footage to explore memory’s relationship to the cinematic image, and the discontinuity of history.
Memories return in the form of images. ‘Moments of history are plucked out of the flow of history, then returned to it – no longer quite alive but not yet entirely dead.’
With sound by I G Hulme
Tickets are limited. Please follow this link to reserve a free place.
Mother, I am Going –Installation documentation ©WEBB-ELLIS 2014
Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis are British/Canadian artist filmmakers working largely in film, installation, writing and performance. They are currently resident artists at Crescent Arts in Scarborough, UK.
Webb-Ellis graduated from the Arts University at Bournemouth in 2012 with first class honours in BA Photography.
Their audio-visual installation, Mother. I am Going, was selected for UK Young Artists Leicester Festival 2014.
In 2012, Webb-Ellis were identified as an emerging talent by the film producer, Colin Pons and selected to take part in ‘FilmWorks’, a Creative England professional development scheme for up and coming film directors and producers.
Stuart Cameron Bio.
Stuart Cameron is an independent curator and Director of Crescent Arts, an artist-development organisation based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and funded by Arts Council England.
He was Visual Arts Programmer at Chapter, Cardiff from 1987 to 1996. He facilitated major new work with artists including Cornelia Parker and Mona Hatoum – both of which were subsequently nominated for the Turner Prize.
Recent projects with artists include Rushton Tyman’s ‘The Wild’, Keith Farquhar’s ‘In Domestos Chaos’ , Monica Ross’s ‘Anniversary’ and The Art Party Conference 2013 with Bob and Roberta Smith.
He is currently curating work by Helen Sear as part of the exhibition team and proposal for Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice 2015.