Groundwork | Abigail Reynolds | 'The Mother's Bones' Screening and Live Performance

Image Credit: Image: Abigail Reynolds, 'The Mother's Bones' (2016), film still, courtesy the artist

Epworth Hall, 42 Coinagehall St, Helston TR13 8EQ

01326 565632
[email protected]

Sunday 06 May 2018
6pm - 8pm
Admission Fee: Free admission
Booking essential
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Abigail Reynolds' film The Mother’s Bones (2016) was made with the St Keverne Band in Dean Quarry on the Lizard Peninsula. First formed in 1896 from the quarry workforce, the band is intimately linked with the place.  

Shots of the band playing in the quarry are juxtaposed with models of the seven crystal systems used to classify rock crystals according to their atomic lattice or structure. Music composed by the bandleader Gareth Churcher creates a soundscape for the film, while images engage with the vast scales of geological time. 

For this special screening at Epworth Hall in Helston St Keverne Band will perform a live version of the film score, followed by a programme of music composed by Gareth Churcher.

Free admission, booking essential. 

The Mother’s Bones was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It was produced in partnership with Plymouth Arts Centre and Kestle Barton. With special thanks to Spike Island for their support in providing equipment for this event.

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