Robinson in Ruins/The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image
Robinson in Ruins (Film Screening) and The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image (Conference)
Film Screening – Robinson in Ruins
Patrick Keiller, the critically acclaimed director of the films London and Robinson in Space, will introduce a screening of his new film, Robinson in Ruins, at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 18th May, 2011.
Tickets to the screening are available from the Taliesin Arts Centre from Monday, 14th March, 2011. Please contact the Box Office on 01792 602060.
Conference – The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image
On Thursday, 19th May, 2011, Swansea University’s College of Science will host a conference featuring Patrick Keiller, Doreen Massey, Patrick Wright and Matthew Flintham, exploring the theme of landscape and its relationship to economics, politics, aesthetics, memory and conflict.
Places at the conference are strictly limited. If you wish to attend, please register your interest by contacting Professor David B Clarke, Department of Geography, Swansea University College of Science, Tel: 01792 602317 or email: email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Centre for Urban Theory, the Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics, Romance Studies, and the Taliesin Arts Centre.
Biographies of Speakers:
Patrick Keiller, a fellow at the Royal College of Art, is the director of the films London (1994) and Robinson in Space (1997) as well as Robinson in Ruins (2010). He is described by the BFI/Screenonline as ‘One of the most distinctive voices to emerge in British cinema since Peter Greenaway’. An interview with him, about his latest film, can be seen here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2010/nov/24/patrick-keiller-robinson-in-ruins
Doreen Massey FRSA, FBA, AcSS is a world-renowned Geographer and recipient of the Prix Vautrin Lud (or Nobel de Géographie). Emeritus Professor at the Open University her most recent book is World City (Polity).
Patrick Wright has been a presented on BBC Radio 3 and BBC4 television. Currently a research professor at the Institute of Cultural Analysis, Nottingham Trent University, his many publications include On Living in an Old Country (a classic now reprinted by Oxford UP), The Village That Died for England, Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine (2000) and most recently Passport to Peking: a Very British Mission to Mao's China published by Penguin in 2010.
Matthew Flintham is a researcher at the Royal College of Art where he is investigating militarised space in the United Kingdom, the shifting geographies of military land-use, and the changing roles of architecture and airspace design.