Tate St Ives Festival

The Last Weekend

© Tate. Photo Ian Kingsnorth

Celebrate the last weekend of the Anna Boghiguian exhibition with a weekend of talks, film and performances

Join us for a celebration of the Anna Boghiguian exhibition on its final weekend. Tate St Ives will host a weekend of talks, play readings and songs in the gallery connected to the themes in the exhibition with contributions from local historians, singers, the staff team and a screening of O Horizon 2018, by Turner Prize nominees, The Otolith Group.

PROGRAMME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

SATURDAY 4 MAY

The Ingleheart Singers

11.00

The Ingleheart Singers are a vibrant, contemporary community choir led by Claire Ingleheart, singer, performer and songwriter. The group will perform Claire’s own composition about Dolly Pentreath (1692-1777), a Cornish fishwife who has been reported as the last native Cornish speaker.

Gallery Talks

Throughout the day

Alongside the regular free tours in the exhibition, The Last Weekend will be host to an expanded programme of informal talks in the gallery from local historians, artists and the Visitor Experience team from Tate St Ives.

Special reading of Rabindranath Tagore, The Post Office 1912

14.00

In homage to Anna Boghiguian’s artwork A Play to Play 2013 about the poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), various members of staff at Tate St Ives have come together each month to sit amongst Boghiguian’s artwork and read aloud Tagore’s play The Post Office. The aim is to share the character's voices from the work, set in amongst Anna Boghioguian's powerful installation about the play and its staging during the Second World War.

Introduction and screening by Bella Riza, Salt House 2017

15.30

Clore Sky Studio

Anna Boghiguian talk by Janet Axten, Heritage Manager of St Ives Archive

16.30

Local historian and Heritage Manager Janet Axten of St Ives Archive will share her research into Anna Boghiguian’s work.

Introduction and screening, The Otolith Group O Horizon 2018

18.00

Foyle Studio

We are very pleased to be screening the feature length film O Horizon by Turner Prize nominees, The Otolith Group. The film is based on the poetry and experimental teaching techniques of the Indian poet and teacher Rabindranath Tagore. The film will be introduced by Anne Barlow, Director, Tate St Ives and Anjalika Sagar of The Otolith Group. O Horizon was filmed over five years in the Indian state of West Bengal. ‘Flitting between music, dance, poetry and literature, O Horizon, offers a fragmented yet engrossing view of a Tagorean ethos, one that situates modernism, cosmopolitanism and ecopolitical awareness as products of experimental modes of learning.’ Tausif Noor, Frieze magazine

Book in advance: tickets are £5 / £4 concessions. To book your ticket, call 01736 791101 or email stivesticketing@tate.org.uk

SUNDAY 5 MAY

Introduction and screening by Bella Riza, Salt House 2017

11.00

Clore Sky Studio

Gallery Talks

Throughout the day

Alongside the regular free tours in the exhibition The Last Weekend will be host to an expanded programme of informal talks in the gallery from local historians, artists and the Visitor Experience team from Tate St Ives.

Special reading of Rabindranath Tagore, The Post Office 1912

12.00

In homage to Anna Boghiguian’s artwork A Play to Play 2013 about the poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), various members of staff at Tate St Ives have come together each month to sit amongst Boghiguian’s artwork and read aloud Tagore’s play The Post Office. The aim is to share the character's voices from the work, set in amongst Anna Boghioguian's powerful installation about the play and its staging during the Second World War.

Bryher’s Boys

14.00

This sea shanty group, who tell a tale as much as sing a song, will sing a collection of traditional Cornish songs and sea shanties in the Anna Boghiguian exhibition.

James Barber Talk

15.30

We are pleased to welcome Cornish artist James Barber to talk about his new installation at Geevor Mine, which draws on family and mining history to create a new immersive art work. Barber has spent the last year engaging with Geevor’s mineworkers past and present, their families and extended community. He has documented these conversations, and responded to the site and his own subterranean experience. Crosscut 2019, generates a unique sense of place through authentic recollections at the heart of the process. The installation was constructed with the help of several ex-miners. James will be speaking in Anna Boghiguian’s new commission A Tin Drum That Has Forgotten Its Own Rhythm, 2019

Bryher’s Boys

16.00

This sea shanty group, who tell a tale as much as sing a song, will sing a collection of traditional Cornish songs and sea shanties in the Anna Boghiguian exhibition.

Throughout the day there will be films on the local fishing and mining industry in the Clore Sky Studio and Foyle Studio. There will also be a screening of 'In Conversation with Anna Boghiguian' in St Ives Studio.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Dates

4–5 May 2019