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An evening in discussion with Jules Varnedoe
Thu 13 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
Join us at Spare Street for an evening of discussion and readings offering a deeper perspective on Jules Varnedoe's video piece commission through Hotel Elephant's Small Commissiong Prorgam. This program has been funded through Southwark Council's Arts Grant Fund.
Jules Varnedoe has a research – based practice and will be creating a video installation and accompanying event on the 13th April. Using computer - game creation software, they draw connections between cross generational objects found in the worlds longest archaeological site (the Thames riverbed) and fossilised organisms along the Jurassic coast, Dorset.
The live event will be an evening of food and drink, poetry reading and group discussion.The reading will offer a different and deeper perspective on the video piece, allowing Jules to engage the audience in a group discussion around the research they are working on.
The work is influenced by Mark and Diana McMenamin’s theory of Hypersea (an alternative paleontological description of the movement of early life from the oceans onto land), museum archaeological collections (particularly the Natural History Museum), and the practice of mud larking (which is finding objects in riverbeds, in this case the Thames, and building histories from these objects). This follows on-going research looking at life and objects within waterways, and what we can learn about our evolutionary history and contemporary society through examining these spaces.
Jules Varnedoe is research-based artist working between London and Cornwall, UK