Festival of Ideas: Leonora’s Labyrinth of Film

18th Oct 2019, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Tate Liverpool

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Leonora Carrington’s involvement with the moving image is scarcely documented, save for interventions that have been pioneered at Edge Hill University, compared to the wealth of academic and curatorial commentaries on the breadth of her artistic output which crossed visual and literary borders.

EHU’s interventions have included curated screenings of films associated with Leonora Carrington at Tate Liverpool (2015), HOME/Manchester (2016), at EHU/Creative Edge (2017, 2018); these activities and related research have also influenced the recent major exhibition, ‘Cuentos Magicos’, of her work in 2017/18 in Mexico City at the Museum of Modern Art.

Dr Lora Markova and Professor Shannon have also had published in 2019 – ‘Leonora Carrington On and Off Screen: Intertextual and Intermedial Connections Between the Artist’s Creative Practice and the Medium of Film.’

The event will take place over one day and will explore the festival’s themes of ‘exchange’ in Leonora Carrington’s work, including contributions from various speakers and screenings of relevant film material (with the participation of the film makers).

This event will also engage with the (little known) Lancastrian origins, and influences, of the artist (born Chorley, Lancashire,1917), which are explored in the film, ‘’The Lost Surrealist’ and which have also been explored at EHU via the research theme of ‘Re Lancastrianising Leonora Carrington’, recognising the continuing impression of the ‘home’ community on the exiled and Mexicanised artist.

This event will take place at Tate Liverpool.

This is a FREE event, open to the public (registration is essential).

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