TALK & FILM SCREENING: ‘Man of Stones’ by Laurence Edwards
Saturday 19 October 2019
Join us on Saturday 19 October on the penultimate day of Laurence Edwards’ magnificent solo show where he will give a talk about the making of his 8ft sculpture Man of Stones alongside Calvin Winner and introduce a documentary by Bill Jackson.
Bill Jackson has been photographing Laurence’s sculpture and documenting his studio and foundry for the last three years and has made a film looking back at a year of studio production centred on the making of Man Of Stones. The result is a stunning piece of visual poetry that explores the creation and development of the sculpture.
Filmed in black and white and on hand held cameras, Jackson captures the energy of Edwards at work, visually he almost becomes one of the sculptures he is making. Edwards taps in to our deep and ancient relationships with ourselves and the landscape, trapping it in his work for people to see and to remember.
Bill Jackson is an international award winning photographer and film maker having recently shown at the Venice Biennale and winning Gold and Silver at the Moscow and Tokyo International Foto Awards respectfully. He lives and works in Suffolk.
Calvin Winner is an author and Head of Collections at The Sainsbury Centre. His essay The Last Man is featured in Edwards’ exhibition catalogue.