Wakeful: listening to the past through archives and experimentation

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START DATE 25 January 2019
START TIME 02:30pm

Room V105, Vine building, Middlesex University, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 25 January 2019
END TIME 03:30pm

Experimental film from artist Anne Robinson

‘If I Sleep, I May be Caught’ was the motto of HMS Wakeful a WW1 destroyer on which the artist’s father was ship’s cook: built on ‘Red’ Clydeside in 1917 and sent off to intervene in the Baltic straight after the Armistice. Wakeful is a new, experimental film work with percussive sound, with research drawing both on fragmented childhood memory and archive sources from an ‘undeclared war’.

Robinson works experimentally with film technologies to record the passing of time: performers re-inhabit the past, the landscapes of war give up their dead and soundscapes of the past seep into the present. Find out more about Anne's work. 

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson is an artist who lives and works in east London. As well as working in film, she collaborates on curating and multidisciplinary work. She holds a PhD in Painting, Film and Temporality and currently teaches at Middlesex University. The Language and Communication Research Seminars are free and open to all staff, students and guests. For any questions or if you would like to lead a session, contact Anna Charalambidou.

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