For something a bit different this month, we are heading to Armley to see two new artists’ films commissioned by Pavilion and Armley Mills industrial museum respectively. Come along for a bit of an adventure but make sure you wrap up warm!
5.30 pm Armley Mills Looking for Lantern Lane by Carol Stevens & exhibition of Kalee projectors.
6.30 pm Lyric Picture House Lucy Skaer: Film for an abandoned projector (commissioned by Pavilion).
Meet at the entrance to Armley Mills at 5.30 pm. Please note that there is a 20 minute walk between the Mills and the Lyric. Parking is available at each venue if you would prefer to drive.
Bus no. 5 stops directly outside Armley Mills and goes from stop S7 at Leeds Railway Station every 20 minutes. There are regular buses returning to Leeds from outside the Lyric.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 343 2718
More about the exhibitions:
Looking for Lantern Lane by Carol Stevens
The film is the outcome of a residency by artist Carol Stevens at the Millspace. Carol became interested in the route that mill workers used to use to walk to work and began hunting for Lantern Lane after she came across this named route on the Leodis website. The film traces a morning walk along the route of this lane that no longer exists. Find out more about Carol’s residency here: http://millspace.notepadwebdevelopment.com/
At Armley Mills we will also have an introduction to the Kalee projectors that inspired Skaer’s work showing at the Lyric.
Film For An Abandoned Projector by Lucy Skaer
In the darkness of the derelict Lyric House in the Armley area of Leeds, the cinema’s old Kalee projector plays a new 35mm film. Specific to its place, Skaer’s sculptural film work is the imagined subconscious of the projector itself … Through repeated screenings, the film slowly bears witness to its own presentation through scratches and marks that visibly scar and efface the surface of the image. At the end of the project the cinema will once again be dormant.
In Film For An Abandoned Projector Lucy Skaer further explores her interest in the relationship between sculpture and film; between the machine and the resulting psychological space created by it. Skaer was inspired to develop the project when she learned that Leeds was the primary producer of cinema projection equipment in the mid twentieth century. Through its neglect, this precision optical instrument has slipped from the mainstream to become marginal, allowing different images and agendas to inhabit this usually commercial format.