STALKER (PG) – Presented by Radical Ecology

Ashish Gha­di­ali from Rad­i­cal Ecol­o­gy has select­ed Tarkovsky film to intro­duce themes of land­scape, envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion and the uncanny.

The screening, taking place at The Phoenix next to RAMM, will be introduced with a with a short performance by Plymouth-based artist (and KARST resident), Ashanti Hare called Ritual for Belonging.

Following the screening, Jason Singh, sound artist, nature beatboxer, producer, DJ and facilitator, will perform in the café bar from 5-7pm. His work is an ongoing exploration between the natural word, voice and music technology.

Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide — the Stalker — leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumoured to fulfil one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, a meditation on film itself—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

With support from Arts & Culture at the University of Exeter.
Digital Moving Image