19 May 2021, 19:30 — 20:30
Burning Light into that Good Night
A single-screen moving image based on a memory session recorded in the summer 2019 by artist Alda Terracciano with her father, a few weeks before his death.
Burning Light into that Good Night (2021, 5m) is a single-screen moving image based on a memory session recorded in the summer 2019 by the artist with her father, a few weeks before his death. The artwork explores memory as fleeting grasp of the self and care as impulse, positioning a man with dementia at the centre of his story.
Join us for a talk from its author, artist Alda Terracciano (Fellow, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre), and a Q&A and discussion. Chaired by Fintan Walsh (Reader in Theatre & Performance, Director, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality and co-director, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre).
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Supported by BiGS (Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality) and BRAKC (Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community).