Influential illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker, musician Dave McKean (Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, Luna) presents his new multimedia performance, Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. A live-staging of his new graphic novel of the same name, the concert performance features projections, animated illustrations, live music and narration and is a uniquely original exploration of the life, imagination and ‘dreams’ of Paul Nash. Black Dog has been co-commissioned by The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and 14–18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
The performance will be followed by a talk discussing Paul Nash’s use of symbolism and dreams to create a personal mythology of landscape with Dave McKean and Emma Chambers (Curator of Modern British Art at Tate and curator of Tate Britain exhibition Paul Nash).
Musical collaborators performing include Matthew Sharp who has performed worldwide as a solo cellist, baritone and actor. Matthew has given solo performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, as well as performing with many international orchestras.