Installations / performances / seminars:
A Balancing Act – at Mottisfont (NT) .
24th Sept to 1st Oct – Elemental Dialogues – Water is the fourth in the series and the last to be made in collaboration with Pauline who died in January this year. Our Water film combined with interpretations will be installed in the Cellarium at Mottisfont. Open daily.
6th November – 2.30-4.30 in the Cellarium. A live performance of poems and music improvised to interpret the film ‘Water’. Please come and celebrate. For more words about this go to the talkthink page
Political Animals: 21st Century Feminist Cinema at the Whitechapel Gallery London March 5th 2016
– 12 minute version of ‘Air’ will be screened – followed by a panel discussion with Jenny Chamarette, Sophie Mayer and Mania Akbar.
Marking International Women’s Day, and launching her major new study, writer and activist Sophie Mayer curates a global survey of feminist film-makers who link personal and political revolution, with screenings, readings, discussion and special guests.
SPACE FOR PEACE
Feb 2016 in Winchester Cathedral. A site specific installation for Holocaust Memorial Day. I projected the film onto a tomb, while Gabriel Galvez danced. This event was especially to commemorate and celebrate the life of Pauline Thomas who died this week.
CORNWALL – Nov 18th 2015 Tremenheere Sculpture Garden From 6pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to screen in the James Turrell Skyscape installation with live music by Andy Marston and Matt Thompson. Also to share the evening with Penny Florence who has published widely on poetry and art and has presented experimental digital works in major galleries. She is Professor Emeritus at The Slade School of Fine Art and lives in Cornwall. There will be food and drink to buy from the cafe, live music, screenings and conversation. 6pm meet at the cafe, order food / go up to Skyspace for live improvised music and screening / 7-7.45 eat / 8pm main screenings and presentations by Anna and Penny in the cafe.
LONDON – Nov 15th 2015 Globe Road Poetry Festival A screening of a selection of the interpretations followed by a discussion with Anna and the audience, led by Dr Jenny Chamarette. Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Campus – (Film and Drama Studio, Arts Two)
WINCHESTER – Nov 8th 2015 Winchester Short Film Festival. Screening in Stockbridge Town Hall. Air WON THE AWARD for the Fine Art section of the festival. The award ceremony will be held on Sat 14th in Winchester. It sounds like fun, if there are any tickets come and join in drinking the champagne. Book through the festival site.
CAMBRIDGE Mar 27/28 2015 The Manor, Hemingford Grey; the oldest continually inhabited house in England and home to the author of the Green Knowe stories, Lucy Boston. Promenade performance of film, drawing and dance with discussion to follow
LONDON May 7th – 16th St John on Bethnal Green, London. An installation of film, sound and drawings in the belfry and church, with dance workshop, seminar and performance on the closing day. See EXHIBITION page for details of openings and events.
Date tbc Mottisfont, National Trust property near Romsey, Hampshire.
Date tbc Winchester Science Centre (1 month)
In November 2014 we curated an experimental installation of 9 films we had made about air in Anna’s house. Mel and Gabriel led a weekend of great workshops in drawing and dance which enabled invited poets and artists to create embodied interpretations. Claire Hillier and Joan McGavin led the poets and Jenny Chamarette and Anna collaborated on thinking about the interpretations. Check out Claire’s blog about the weekend and read the first poems generated by the films.