Tate Britain Film

Hill of Dreams Jessica Warboys and Morten Norbye Halvorsen

​Jessica Warboys Hill of Dreams 2016, HD video

​Jessica Warboys Hill of Dreams 2016, HD video

Join Jessica Warboys for an artist’s talk, screening and performance

Hear the artist introduce her forthcoming exhibition at Tate St Ives, Jessica Warboys, followed by a screening of Warboy’s film Hill of Dreams 2016.

Hill of Dreams follows a man through landscapes natural and painted, in part inspired by Welsh author and mystic, Arthur Machen’s semi-biographical, gothic novel of the same name. Warboys’ film is located within Machen’s environment - the hills of Caerleon-on-Usk, Newport – but the film flickers between fact and fantasy, past and present as it follows Machen’s protagonist, Lucien Taylor, on his journey through the Welsh hills.

Following the film, watch a new performance also titled Hill of Dreams, featuring actor Oliver Baggott, as well as Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Jessica Warboys. Taking the film as a frame to be rendered live, the character of Machen’s Lucien Taylor is revisited once more with choreography by Warboys and a soundtrack composed by Halvorsen comprising percussion, tape loops, sequenced synthesisers and hand bells played by Halvorsen and Baggott.

About the artist

Jessica Warboys uses a range of media, including film, sculpture, painting, and performance. Her new film, Hill of Dreams 2016 is commissioned by Tate St Ives; Casa Masaccio, Italy and Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway and is touring these three venues throughout 2016-17.

Hill of Dreams is co-commissioned by Tate St Ives, Casa Masaccio and Kunsthall Stavanger.

Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

3 November 2016 at 19.00–21.00