Paid event
Arkwright Road London NW3 6DG - Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG, UK

Organised by Camden Arts Centre

An evening of film, video and music. Organised by George Finlay Ramsay
About this event
Camden Art Centre are pleased to present an evening of film, video and music that interweaves ideas around family relationships, inheritance, and ancestral myth. The event is organised by George Finlay Ramsay and features contributions by Coby Sey, Rebecca Salvadori & Sandro Mussida, Alexander Hetherington, and Mark Thomson.
The event's title, For me, life is not the wick, nor the candle, but the burning, is appropriated from the diary of Ramsey's relative, Katherine Stewart Murray, the first female MP in Scotland. Ramsey's ethnographic history is explored further in his new film Family Fugue (2022) - an audio-visual contrapuntal chase across three movements. The film's narrative spans 800 years, begins in a cave and features a white snake, a red Duchess, and a golden boy.
Alongside this work, Rebecca Salvadori will showcase the video work Portraits of friends (2022), developed in tandem and inspired by Sandro Mussida's new album, Reuben. Coby Sey will present a new sound work that combines a keyboard composition with field recordings taken from his recent trip to Ghana for his grandfather's funeral. Mark Thomson will perform a selection of recent poems, including an adaptation of the Ramsay family myth The White Snake. Whilst Alex Hetherington will present HOUSE, a silent 16mm film captured at the partially derelict site of Bannockburn House, which engages with themes around entropy and failure.


Attendees — 4

Garden Night: Not the wick, nor the candle, but the burning.Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG, UK