Leeds Psychogeography Group Talk, Simon Warner, Tues October 25th 5.15pm
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY TALK: The Excursion by Simon Warner
Tues October 25th, 5.15pm, University of Leeds
Full Title: The Excursion: Wordsworthian motifs in the contemporary landscape
Illustrated by video material from my exhibition Walking Out which drew on landscape paintings in Huddersfield Art Gallery, Simon Warner considers the challenge posed by surviving Romantic archetypes like The Wanderer, the Ancient Monument and the Picturesque Scene. Two films of beauty spots in the north of England show visitors sharing an absorption in views which seems to bely their status as mere commodified 'Heritage', whilst a third film documents the progress of an habitual roadside walker through the urban fringe, exhibiting all the traits of the Wordsworthian outsider at home in a sea of traffic.
Simon is a filmmaker, photographer and occasional performer with research interests in landscape history and the history of 19th century visual culture. Long-listed for the Northern Art Prize 2011, he was artist-in-residence on the 36 bus between Leeds and Ripon and is currently working with North Devon's Biosphere Reserve on an art/science project along the River Torridge. Website: http://www.simonwarner.co.uk/
Venue: Baines Wing Miall Lecture Theatre 2.34, University of Leeds
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Best regards, Tina Richardson
PhD Researcher: Cultural Theory
School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
University of Leeds
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