NOTE: this event isn’t a screening, it’s a livestreamed conversation about the film. Watch the film beforehand - it’s available for free globally! Details below:
For the sixth screening in our new #stayathome incarnation, hosted by Gareth Evans, the focus is on the nature of ‘thought in action’, on an embodied response to the large questions of our time, as framed by writer / curator Adrian Heathfield and photographer / film-maker Hugo Glendinning, in conversation with renowned American philosopher Alphonso Lingis.
Filmed, with keen attention to place and objects, at home with Lingis near Baltimore, Transfigured Night asks us to consider the face and the gaze of others, the sensual experiences of weight and being touched, through explorations of performance, sculpture and dance, alongside meditations on mortality and suffering. It is part of a series of discursive works with philosophers they have made, including conversations with Cixous, Massumi and Stiegler. Produced by Performance Matters, it’s a singular collection of ongoing relevance and resonance, confirming the enduring value of both engaged reflection and the generative act of meeting and speaking together.
Transfigured Night will remain available to view until 28 May.
HOW IT WORKS
First watch Gareth's introduction.
Then book your free ticket and you'll receive a link and password to watch the film for free.
Then on Wednesday 27 May at 7 p.m., join Gareth, Hugo and Adrian on our YouTube channel for a livestreamed discussion about Transfigured Night, here.
You’re very much invited to ask questions, post further reading recommendations etc. in the comments – we’re keen to make these events as conversational as possible!