Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Crossbones/GHost II

On Friday the 18th December I am showing my film Crossbones as part of GHost II, a night of artist films, performance and moving image interventions in St John's Church, Bethnal Green.

The event takes place from 6pm to 10pm, and screenings commence at 7.30pm.
St John's Church is opposite Bethnal Green tube, at 200 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA.

Crossbones: an unconsecrated graveyard where from medieval times prostitutes and other marginalised people have been buried.  Now, some of the bodies have been exhumed and the ground lies derelict.  But a shrine to the memory of these long dead people has emerged on the fence around the ground.  Ephemeral memorials of ribbon and paper remember the thousands buried here, and mark more recent deaths, including the murdered Ipswich prostitutes.

2 minutes 16 seconds
Colour and sound

 GHost II 
curated by Sarah Sparkes and Ricarda Vidal

Join us for the Return of GHost!
A night of artist films, performances and moving image interventions to celebrate the darkest days of the season and to welcome in the ghosts that inhabit them. With moving image installations around the foyer and belfry and a screening of artist films on a movie-sized screen in the nave.
Plus, as a finale a screening of Mario Bava's 1963 classic, 'I tre volti della paura: La goccia d'acqua’.
And, of course,Mulled wine and minced pies!

With: Glenn Church, Jo Wonder, Geraldine Swayne, Daisy Delaney, Sinead Wheeler, Magnus Irving, Sarah Doyle, Tessa Garland, Lisa Fielding Smith, Gail Burton, Rebecca Feiner, Sam Treadaway, Katja Tukiainen, Sarah Breen Lovett, Calum F Kerr, Richard Mansfield, Mikey Georgeson, Fernando Cestari, Reverend Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Anne Charlotte Morgenstein, Andrew Graves-Johnston, Geoff and the Daughters of Moroni, Miyuki Kasahara, Jo David, Julian Wakeling, Derek Jordan, and David Buckley on the ORGAN

Visit our website for more info: host-a-ghost or join our Facebook group.

With thanks to St John’s Church on Bethnal Green, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (University of London), Betting on Shorts, Paul Dillon, Jonathon McKay, and Intellect Books

Some more of my Crossbones pictures: