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Know Your Home : Artists’ film screening

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


For ‘Know Your Home’ : A week of events, workshops and exhibitions exploring current conceptions of and approaches to Ecology, RCASU is hosting an artists’ film screening featuring:


The Great Silence, 2016 by Allora & Calzadilla
Untitled, 2018 by Keira Greene
As the world Turns, 2018 by Semiconductor


This event is free and open to all.


For the full program go to http://rcasu.org.uk/wp/kyh2019/


Through a complex research-oriented practice, Allora & Calzadilla critically address the intersections and complicities between the cultural, the historical and the geopolitical. The interdisciplinary nature of their interventions is echoed by an expanded use of the artistic medium that includes performance, sculpture, sound, video and photography. Their dynamic engagement with the art historical results in an acute attention to both the conceptual and the material, the metaphoric as well as the literal. The Puerto Rico-based artists have studied the ephemeral nature of collective drawing with monumental sticks of chalk at the Biennial de Lima, Peru (Chalk [Lima], 1998–2002); the imprints of colonial, nationalist, and military violence on the diverse populations and landscapes of Vieques, Puerto Rico (Land Mark (Foot Prints), 2001–2002; Land Mark, 2003; Returning a Sound, 2004; Under Discussion, 2006 and Half Mast/Full Mast, 2011); and the resonance of playing, warping and combining music from various moments in history (Clamor, 2006; Wake Up, 2007; Sediments Sentiments- Figures of Speech, 2008; Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano, 2008; Raptor’s Rapture, 2012; Apotomē, 2013; 3, 2013); as well as the entanglement between biophysics, semiotics and actuality (Growth, 2004; Puerto Rican Light – Cueva Vientos, 2015).


Keira Greene is a Porto and London based artist who works across moving image and performance. Her practice is critically engaged with the filmed image of dance and the moving body on screen. She also works with language, exploring how text, speech and images can be turned into scores for movement, music and script. She often collaborates closely with dance artists and musicians to develop this research.

Drawing on her study of dance, her work explores the exchange between the first-person perspective of the dancer with the communication of the moving body on screen. The observations of detailed intimacies are details achievable only through permission and consent, the resonance of which is critical to her work. She is interested in the potential for dance and choreography as a creative space for interpretation and associations to build fictions and develop narrative.

She has exhibited and screened her work widely with recent exhibitions and screenings including Cubitt, London, Jerwood Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Tate, London, The Commons Bolinas, San Francisco, CA.

She is performance curator for Whitstable Biennale 2018 and a founding trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation.


Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology, questioning how they mediate our experiences. Their unique approach has won them many awards and prestigious fellowships including; Samsung Art + Prize 2012 for new media, Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship, Collide@CERN Artists Residency Award and a NASA Space Sciences Fellowship. Exhibitions and screenings include Let There Be Light, House of Electronic Arts, Basel (solo show); Worlds in the Making, FACT, Liverpool (solo show); Da Vinci: Shaping the Future, ArtScience Museum, Singapore; Field Conditions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Earth; Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London; International Film Festival Rotterdam; New York Film Festival; Sundance Film Festival and European Media Art Festival. In 2018 they will be participating in the Sydney Biennale. www.semiconductorfilms.com


March 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, SW11 4AN