Jane Madsen

Artist Residency
llustrated Talks and 16mm Film Screening
Tuesday 31st July – Thursday 2nd August
(see below for programme details)
7pm to 9.30pm
Admission Free
stpaul-1 Tuesday 31st July7pm Talk:

From Stone to Building: Tracing Portland Stone to Architecture

This talk will discuss the way Portland Stone was used by architects and how it has defined London’s architecture from classicism to brutalism. Portland stone from different layers has been used and applied by architects to create different effects.

 

8 – 9.30 pm:

Screening film work PORTLAND: place material architecture

Available for questions and discuss

canary Wednesday 1st August7 pm Talk:

Absence and Memorial: Portland Stone and war memorials

Early in the First World War it became necessary to consider the burial and commemoration of the dead on the battlefields, and as a consequence the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was formed. At the end of the war the cemeteries were extended and memorials made and dedicated to the missing dead. The builders of the war memorials used Portland Stone.

 

8 – 9.30 pm

Screening film work PORTLAND: place material architecture

Available for questions and discussion

waterloo Thursday 2nd August7 pm Talk:

Absence, Space and Portland Stone: quarries as [re:]constructed landscapes

There is no doubting that quarries change landscape forever. Quarries are built environments based on absence – on the removal of material. Yet, these voids create spaces that captivate the imagination and become amphitheatres of the mind.

 

8 – 9.30 pm:

Screening film work PORTLAND: place material architecture

Available for questions and discussion

greenwich1 Jane Madsen is a film and video maker whose work includes experimental films, installation and documentary.She is researching a practice-based PhD at the Bartlett School of ArchitectureUniversity College London. She teaches at theUniversity of the Arts London.

Originally from Melbourne, she has lived and worked in London since the early 1990s. She has exhibited widely and written and published on film, art and architecture.

 

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