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Artist Talk with Caroline Broadhead and Angela Woodhouse
Sat 29 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
with Caroline Broadhead and Angela Woodhouse
29 April 2017, 1-2pm, Prospect Room*
Tickets £3 per person, advance booking required.
For 20 years, artist Caroline Broadhead and choreographer Angela Woodhouse have created a number of acclaimed and ambitious works, often in response to historic sites. Here they offer an in-depth look at Close Distance and their research that has informed the exhibition.
Close Distance has been commissioned by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries for the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall, with its views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of an area of the house rarely visited by the public.
Artists Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse have taken inspiration from the building’s history and inhabitants. Sandiland and Woodhouse have worked with image, sound, and movement to create a series of intimate film works that are integrated with Broadhead’s reinvented found objects. All these elements find synergy in this atmospheric installation.
“…Images will shift from the open landscape to the enclosed and restricted spaces in which the servants were confined, indicating the labours and life that differentiated the people, their roles and their position in the 17th century household.”
*The Prospect Room is only accessible via a spiral staircase