Join award-winning filmmaker Margaret Salmon for a screening of her work, followed by a discussion with Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX about her recent films. This is a rare opportunity to revisit her early American typographies series and see developments in two newer works filmed around her home in Kent.
Margaret Salmon creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with a gentle grandeur. Adapting techniques drawn from Cinema Vérité and Italian Neo-Realism, Salmon’s orchestrations of sound and image introduce a formal lyricism into the tradition of realist film.
Films included in the screening:
P.S. 1998/2002, 8 min
Ramapo Central 2003, 8 min
Study of man in truck based on the story John told me, 2010, 9 min
Pyramid 2014, 17 min
Oyster 2014, 14 min
The discussion will be followed by a networking social, where you will have the chance to talk to Margaret and Ben on an informal one-to-one basis.
When: Thurs 15 January 2015. Doors 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Screening ends 8.30pm. Networking social to 9.30pm.
Where: Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge, 2nd floor), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG.
To book, please click here. Thanks to the support of our funders tickets are available on a fully refundable basis to those who attend the event. The deposit payment is £4 (inc fees), which will be refunded in full to attendees the day after the event. Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 14 January.
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About Margaret Salmon
Margaret Salmon was born in 1975 in Suffurn, New York. She lives and works between Kent and New York City. She won the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Berlin Biennale in 2010.
About Benjamin Cook
Benjamin Cook is the director of LUX, an international arts agency for the support and promotion of artists; with a focus on visual arts-based moving image work, including experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, personal documentary, essay films and animation and is inclusive both in terms of context and critical discourse.
This event is supported by ERDF and Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts.
Image: Still from Pyramid, Margaret Salmon, 2014