The new season of CAST Film Club opens with a screening of work by the Dutch artist filmmaker Manon de Boer.
CAST Film Club screened the artist’s work Dissonant in March earlier this year, in a programme of short works selected by curator Kelly Taylor. Manon de Boer will come to Cornwall for the screening and take part in a Q&A with curator Laura Smith of Tate St Ives.
Manon de Boer works primarily with film, often subjecting the medium itself to critical scrutiny; for example, she insistently probes the interplay between image and sound and questions the power of pictures as well as their claim to truth. At CAST we shall show two films. An Experiment in Leisure, presented earlier this year at Cubitt in London, is a compelling new 16mm film work that explores the link between free time and creativity, between leisure and the kind of imaginative contemplation it facilitates. Two Times 4’33’’, made in 2008, is a short film of two performances of John Cage’s eponymous composition, 4’33”.
CAST Café will serve food from 6.30pm, something hot and something sweet for £6.
The public programme at CAST is supported by Arts Council England, as part of the Groundwork programme 2016-18, which has been awarded Ambition for Excellence funding. Ambition for Excellence is a new programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The fund aims to have significant impact on the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure, especially outside London.
Manon de Boer Screening and Q&A is curated by Teresa Gleadowe.