Meet the Artist - A 'Random Acts' Presentation with Lyn Hagan

Northern Film & Media, Channel 4 and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art recently commissioned ten artists and filmmakers to make short films for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. To celebrate their completion and in the lead up to broadcast the ten films are in exhibition at BALTIC from 28 October – 17 November 2013. To illuminate and complement the exhibition, the artists and filmmakers will be talking about their Random Acts projects.

Lyn Hagan, 'Tony and Angela'

Lyn Hagan’s Random Acts film ‘Tony and Angela’ is an animated opera based on the real life case of a Mexican Mafia hit man on Death Row. The film uses Tony’s hand-drawn illustrations depicting his love affair with trainee Sheriff’s Deputy Angela. Developed through three years communication with Tony, Lyn’s film is part of a longer term project which has seen her exchanging letters and drawings, and flying out to San Quentin to visit Tony in prison.

In this talk Lyn will be exploring the creative and practical issues involved in creating her Random Acts film with an inmate on Death Row. Drawing on his case, Lyn will discuss her relationship with Tony and his family, her decisions to retell Tony and Angela’s story as an opera and will be showing some of Tony’s original artwork.

Born in Gateshead and based in Newcastle, Lyn’s work spans from embroidery to performance art challenging the borderlines of moral principles. Since graduating from the Chelsea College of Art Lyn has exhibited across the globe and developed her work to directing projects with animals or people that have limited control and freedom.

When: Friday 08 November. Registration from 3.45pm for a 4.00pm start. Ends 5.30pm.

Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Cinema, Level 1) | Gateshead Quays | South Shore Road | Gateshead | NE8 3BA

To register for your place please click here. There is no charge for this event, but places are limited and offered first-come-first-served. Online booking will close at 5pm on 07 Nov.

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