The Interval and the Instant

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Pinter Studio, Arts One

Queen Mary University London

Mile End Road

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The CENTRE FOR FILM AND ETHICS (Queen Mary University London) presents

The Interval and the Instant

An ongoing research project by artist-filmmaker Steven Eastwood focusing on end of life.

Island (Dir. Steven Eastwood. 90:00. 2017) is a feature length film funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery, made through close engagement with individuals with terminal illness. Filmed over 12 months on the Isle of Wight, the film is a life-affirming reflection on the phenomena of dying, portraying the transition away from personhood and observing the last days and hours of life and the moment of death. Dying is shown to be natural and everyday but also unspeakable and strange. Island will premiere summer 2017. www.steveneastwood.co/island

In the autumn of 2017, footage filmed for Island will be re-worked into a video installation commissioned by Fabrica Gallery Brighton. The exhibition will involve multiple screens, each featuring different loop lengths, creating indeterminate call and response relationships between moving image sequences, and working with protracted duration.

Both works attempt to engender a space where the phenomena of dying can be given an image, addressing the deficit of moving images of death in contemporary western culture.

During the event Steven Eastwood will screen two extracts from Island. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr Deborah Swinglehurst (QMUL Blizard Institute), Dr Jonathan Martin, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Dr Catherine Wheatley (KCL), considering the methods, reach and impact of the work.

Followed by a drinks reception.

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