Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 22 Feb 2019 13:00


War and Art Making Across Borders

The makers of the Syrian/UK co-production, Now Is The Time To Say Nothing, discuss their four year collaboration making an interactive video & sound installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflict.

Speakers

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams is an artist working in multi-disciplinary participatory performance. Her work often focuses on current political issues, for example the semantics of screens, migration and relationships with technology.

Reem Karssli

Reem Karssli is a Syrian filmmaker and researcher now living in Berlin.

Syrian film-maker Reem Karssli and Bristol based director and Pervasive Media Studios resident Caroline Williams, will describe the methods they discovered to make work that responded to real life events, including war and displacement. Reem and Caroline will share the story of their creative collaboration, as well as the practical and artistic challenges they faced in making work about an issue as large and urgent as the war in Syria and the refugee crises. This talk will include sections from Reem's film Every Day, Every Day, Reem's intimate account of being house bound in Damascus during the Syrian conflict in 2014. Reem and Caroline will reflect on the role, or lack of a role, for art in times of trauma. 

Now is the Time to say nothing is playing at Bristol Old Vic from 20th - 23rd Febuary.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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