Time: June 13, 2013 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Street: 77-82 Whitechapel High Street
Website or Map: http://www.whitechapelgallery…
Phone: +44 (0)20 7522 7888
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Adrian Heathfield / Gareth Evans
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2013
Transfigured Night is the record of an exchange between the celebrated philosopher Alphonso Lingis and performance theorist and curator Adrian Heathfield. Drawn to conversation by reading Lingis’ numerous books, Heathfield pays a visit to the philosopher’s house near Baltimore where he discovers revealing dimensions of his ways of being and thinking.
The film assembles a rich patchwork of fragments taken from their dialogue over a period of two days. Lingis makes dynamic forays into thoughts that have preoccupied him in over forty years as a writer and traveller, drawing on his influences in phenomenology and ethics, and his extensive encounters with many places and cultures. The discussion moves from questions of the face and the gaze of others, the sensual experiences of weight and being touched, through considerations of performance, sculpture and dance, to meditations on mortality and suffering.
This is a world premiere of one of a series of screened conversations made by Heathfield in collaboration with the renowned photographer Hugo Glendinning.
Transfigured Night is curated by Performance Matters: a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Roehampton, and the Live Art Development Agency, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. www.thisisperformancematters.co.uk/
Tickets £8 / £6 concessions (£4 Members)