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Everything Lives: Looking at the Artist as Father (2016) by Huw Wahl

  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017
  • 6.30 PM - 7.30 PM
  • Tickets: £4/£3

My father tells me that time travels through him, before him and after him, as if he were on a platform watching a train slowly passing by. It seems that reaching a milestone in age (ninety) has brought up questions of 'time left'. But how can there be an end to anything as infinite as your own time?

Part observation, part performance, and a collaboration between father and son, Everything Lives is a short film by Huw Wahl which looks at how his father, artist Ken Turner, experiences time in the barns where he works; the time he spends playing, the time unique to painting or the time it takes to build a whole life.

This short film is an intimate series of surfaces, sounds and events that together form their subject: the artist as father.

Ken Turner and his wife Mary Turner founded Action Space in 1968, the purpose of which was to change the way artists and the arts related to society. They explored new ways to engage with the public using creative spaces such as inflatable structures.

Huw Wahl works with video, film and photography. His work has been shown in cinemas, community centres, film festivals, art galleries and squats. He is interested in the crossover where documentary film and art film meet.

Huw Wahl: Everything Lives (2016) is an Abacus related event.

Image: Music inside an air structure, Ken & Mary Turner

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