Festival of Ideas: A decade of EHU undergraduate drama productions in still photography

14th Oct 2019, 9:00am - 25th Oct 2019, 4:00pm

Performing Arts Centre

‘A Decade of EHU Undergraduate Drama Productions in Still Photography’ – Photographers:Helen Newall and Geof Atwell

As part of this year’s Festival of Ideas we are pleased to host this retrospective exhibition broadly drawn from a decade of work documented in still photography here themed and curated around the ways in which movement and stillness communicate what it means to be human. The images will be accompanied by extracts from the play-texts and fragments of writings concerning the impossibility of the documentation of performance.

Theatre photography is about anticipating a moment and capturing that moment. It should always be a moment of change or the image doesn’t “work”.  It requires a particular eye, a unique curiosity, and a sixth sense for what is coming. It both captures creativity in action but is in itself creative. At its best it simulates both the communitarian eye of the audience and the participatory gesture of the performing ensemble. Its subject is the exchange of energies between actors which are at the heart of the theatre, the “acrobats of the heart” of Antonin Artaud’s poetics.

This is a FREE event, registration is not required.

This event is part of Edge Hill University’s annual Festival of Ideas.   Programmed by the University’s three Research Institutes, ISR, ICE and HRI, this year the festival will explore the theme of Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity.

The exchange of ideas is the fuel of the knowledge and creative economy. Locally, nationally and internationally we are all involved in sharing concepts, swapping insights, and trading opinions. This year’s festival explores communication, reciprocity, and transactions in all areas, from policy making to healthcare, social enterprise to cultural production. Be the exchange you want to see

More information about the festival and the full programme of events is available here https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas/