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Harriet Plewis: Loving Attention - Full Day Programme

The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema will become an informal viewing-and-moving-space; a living room in which audiences are invited to watch films, lie down and listen close for a programme of film screenings, group visualisation and listening activities, and live performance. Punctuating the programme are films developed by Plewis with Deborah Bower during Reading Room: meeting the universe halfway (Sunderland, 2018), a series of events that translated philosopher-physicist Karen Barad’s book Meeting The Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and MeaningAlongside the Reading Room films, moving image works by The Otolith Group, Alex Martinis Roe, Anna Lucas and Rehana Zaman will amplify themes around life-wide learning and feminism. Group activities led by Plewis will draw on and inform the screenings in turn. The day will finish with an evening gig of songs from Reading Room: meeting the universe halfway. Food and drink will be provided and is included in the day ticket. 

Please note: Participants do not have to attend the full days session and can buy tickets to individual parts of the day if required.

Selected as part of the Projections open call. 

PART 1: 10am - 12.30pm 


Plewis & Bowers’ Monday and Tuesday Reading Room films will bookend a visualisation session, and be followed by Anna Lucas’ Art School (2015) and Seventh Heaven (2006). The morning workshop and film screenings will be followed by lunch at 12.30pm (included in ticket price).

PART 2: 2 - 4.30pm


A screening of Reading Room: Thursday and a ‘Deep Listening’ hour lead to The Otolith Group’s The Third Part of the Third Measure, a film based on transcriptions of a statement given by Julius Eastman, a queer African-American avant-garde composer of the 1970s and 1980s East Coast new music scene. 

PART 3: 17.00 – 18.30


Films by Rehana Zaman, Alex Martinis Roe and Plewis & Bower which address experiences of, and approaches to intimacy within the enactment and representation of life-wide learning. Followed by dinner at 6.30pm (included in ticket price).

PART 4: 20.00 - 22.15 


A performance of the songs that were collaboratively written during the project Reading Room: meeting the universe halfway. Plewis has invited North East-based artists Grace Denton, Rene McBrearty and Cherry Styles to re-interpret the Reading Room songs for Loving Attention at Tyneside Cinema.

Please note: Participants do not have to attend the full days session and can buy tickets to individual parts of the day if required.

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