George Clark: Double Ghosts - Events Programme

19th September - 22nd September

Various times

The Gymnasium Gallery

George Clark: Double Ghosts - Events Programme

Double Ghosts is a multi-part exhibition which traverses the Pacific drawing on historical fragments, traces and ghosts from the coasts of Chile to a mountain cemetery in Taiwan. Exploring the status and potential of unrealised and fragmented histories, the exhibition draws together 35mm film, sound recordings, script fragments, photography and archival material filmed and gathered in Chile, France and Taiwan.
To accompany the exhibition George Clarke has curated series of events and workshops at the Gymnasium Gallery that reflect upon the themes of the exhibition and provide a variety of exercises to improve the circulation between the real and the virtual, drawing on animist practice, Taoist philosophy and ecological approaches to life of all kinds.

Future Tao Workout #1: Ecology

19 September 10.30am

Taipei based arts-collective lololol (Sheryl Chung & Xia Lin) presents a variety of exercises for BFMAF to improve the circulation between the real and the virtual, drawing on animist practice, Taoist philosophy and ecological approach life of all kinds. This walking tour of Berwick will explore plant life and ecology as material for new performances.

Exhibition Opening: Double Ghosts & O' Pierrot

19 September 5.30pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of George Clark’s Double Ghosts exhibition–jointly commissioned with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival – for The Gymnasium Gallery and Tanoa Sasraku’s O’ Pierrot, the product of a four month residency with The New Flesh, based at Academy Costumes in South-East London. Refreshments and merriment aplenty.

Future Tao Workout #2: Movement

20 September 10.00am

Multimedia artist Xia Lin guides a session of 3C Xing Yi Quan, a new form of martial arts she developed which imitates the form and essence of products from our daily life. Designed for film-makers and film-viewers, the martial art exercises will help festival attendees find a sense of symbiosis and enjoyment with their new technological nature.

Bangkok Sounds

20 September 10.00pm

In 2012 George Clark shot 900ft of 35mm film of streets, hospitals, sleeping dogs and aerobic classes in Bangkok. Three years later Tanatchai Bandasak, guided by Google Maps, made a series of field recordings at the same locations. Traversing a period of political change, these fragments—assembled for this collective listening event—mark ellipsis and erasure in the city.

Future Tao Workout #3: Sound

21 September 10.00am

Sound artist Sheryl Cheung’s Internal Motivations is a collective listening and improvisation session for energy circulation between people and their environments. Participants explore different relationships between sound and energy. Working with people from the festival, the workshop aims to open Taoist-informed ideas to more universal imaginations and applications.

lololol (Sheryl Chung and Xia Lin) & George Clark Performance

21 September 10.00pm

This new collaborative performance will assemble materials from the local environment with the artists personal archives from a destroyed 35mm film of mythic Naga serpent to studies of plant life. Activating the artists shared interests in ecology, models of assembly and ways to reframe ritual practices from ceremonial film projection, Tai Chi and group viewing and listening.

Double Ghosts is presented by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts and is supported by Berwick Welcome Visitor Project. More information about the exhibition is available here


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