Gifts by Clare Whistler
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Gifts by Clare Whistler

Gifts by Clare Whistler

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Screening Room, South Wing

Somerset House, Strand

London

WC2R 1LA

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Join us for a talk with artist Clare Whistler and filmmaker Nichola Bruce, before a screening of their film Gifts.

The Gifts series originated from eight objects that were traditionally given in England, to welcome a new child into the world: egg for life, coal for heat, evergreen for eternity, salt for health, candle for light, bread for food, coin for wealth and a silver ring for love throughout life.

From 2005-2015, using gift economy, Clare revealed each object in its utopian state, in collaboration with leading artists, musicians and poets, re-energising the meaning and cultural significance of gift-giving. The film is an interpretation of these eight events, bringing together English traditions of ritual and landscape.

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Somerset House, Strand

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