Southend Shorts

Southend Shorts
Date
26 November - 23 December 2018
Time
12:00 - 00:00
Venue
Big Screen, The Forum, Elmer Square, Elmer Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

Southend Shorts is a monthly screening programme on Big Screen Southend to profile work made specifically in response or relative to the context of Southend-on-Sea. The programme particularly welcomes the work of artists, filmmakers, individuals or groups based in Southend-on-Sea or across South Essex.

As part of an open-call process, selected submissions are awarded a 1 month slot for the daily screening of works.

This month’s slot includes the work of Rosie Klich, Professor of Theatre and Director of Research at East 15 Acting School, University of Essex.

About the work:

Daphne: The Change is part of the audio-visual installation Daphne in Three Movements, which brings together physical theatre (Foxtale Ensemble), videography (Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth) and immersive sound design (Eoin Furbank). Directed by Rosie Klich, Daphne in Three Movements explores the mythical Greek character of Daphne who, to escape the pursuit of the sun-god Apollo, chooses to be transformed into a laurel tree. Addressing the theme of physical transformation and offering an immersive contemplation of the relationship between sound and image, the three ten minute videos have been developed to be viewed full screen using headphones. For the full Arts Council England-funded project please visit www.daphneinthreemovements.com.

Rosie Klich is Professor of Theatre and Director of Research at East 15 Acting School, University of Essex. Her research and performance practice investigates media, sound, and spectatorship, and she teaches in the areas of contemporary performance and producing.

Southend Shorts can be viewed on Big Screen Southend daily at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.