LFA
Talks & Seminars

Landscapes from Afar

An online in-con­ver­sa­tion between artists Marcela Sin­clair, Lau­ra Eldret and cura­tor Ale­jan­dra Agua­do on 24th Sep­tem­ber at 7:30pm

Date
24/09/20
Organisation
Region
Region-wide
Address
Opening Times
Sun–Wed, Closed
Thursday, 19:30 – 20:30
Fri–Sat, Closed
** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THUR 17 SEPT **
An in-conversation between artists Marcela Sinclair, Laura Eldret and curator Alejandra Aguado exploring ideas of experiencing landscapes from afar and remote associations with places.

Buenos Aires-based Marcela Sinclair is the first artist contributing to TeleVistas, a series of new commissions for More Than Ponies. Each commissioned artists responds to a series of video broadcasts of New Forest landscapes created during the summer of 2020 by More Than Ponies in collaboration with local individuals. Sinclair’s short video essay Around the block links her Buenos Aires neighbourhood with the UK’s New Forest. Limiting her walk to the 500 metres that she was permitted to travel during the early quarantine, Around the block shows that history and ideas can be found in the holes and cracks of the urban landscape.

Laura Eldret is the founder of More Than Ponies. In 2016 she undertook a residency investigating the Welsh colonies of Patagonia, with support from Gasworks (UK) and Urra (Argentina). And Over to You… is a research project that investigates the ways in which people perform collective identities, exploring the remote ideals of Welshness in Argentina. The project explores the ways collective identities are exported and imported, and how making (textiles, performance and video) can forge trans-regional connections.

Alejandra Aguado is a collaborator on TeleVistas, who has nominated contributing artists Marcela Sinclair and Cotelito.

FREE, RSVP via the link to receive access info:
https://www.morethanponies.info/events/afar