This course will explore how and why 'place’, especially non-urban and edgeland landscapes, has become a dominant theme in contemporary cultural and social practice. It looks at the way artistic responses to the theme can be used as advocacy, elegy, and proposal for possible change.
The course will use the Ben Rivers exhibition as a starting point and will also explore a range of key works from art forms including text, moving image, visual media and music. Each week a special guest artist will bring a personal response to the theme.
Gareth is a writer, curator, presenter and producer. He works as Film Curator at Whitechapel Gallery.
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Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.
Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.