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  • Ute Aurand, Young Pines, 2011, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, Young Pines 2011
    Film still

    Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, Young Pines, 2011, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, Young Pines, 2011, film still Courtesy the artist

  • Ute Aurand, Young Pines, 2011, film still Courtesy the artist

    Ute Aurand, Young Pines, 2011, film still Courtesy the artist

  • Margaret Tait, The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo 1955, film still Courtesy the LUX London

    Margaret Tait, The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo 1955, film still Courtesy the LUX London

Ute Aurand’s filmmaking is often inspired by a deep relationship to place. Young Pines 2011 was filmed on various trips to Japan where Aurand captures distinct areas of the country from Yokohama, Kyoto to Tokyo prior to the nuclear meltdown of Fukushima, which occurred while Aurand was in the midst of editing her film. The film explores the relationship between culture and nature, a concern present throughout Aurand`s work from the At the Sea 1998 made on the car-free German island of Hiddensee, with a soundtrack by Japanese filmmaker Utako Koguchi to Half Moon For Margaret 2004 that combines a dizzying array of footage from a lunar eclipse to family celebrations inspired by the work of Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918-1999). The screening will open with Tait’s 1955 film The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo an inspired response to Gerard Manley Hopkins poem of the same name, a film about youth and beauty as well as the impermanence of all things.

Programme

The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo

Margaret Tait,UK1955, 16mm, colour, sound, 7 min 

At The Sea / Am Meer

Ute Aurand, Germany, 1998, 16mm, colour, sound, 3 min

Half Moon For Margaret / Halbmond für Margaret

Ute Aurand, Germany 2004, 16mm, colour, silent, 15 min

Junge Kiefern/Young Pines

Ute Aurand, Germany/Japan 2011, 16mm, colour/black & white, sound, 43 min

Tate Film is supported by Maja Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation

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