SCREENING AND TALK: Lure of the Lost Anthony Schrag with Stuart Armitt

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
6 - 7.30PM

Free, book a place here

In 2015, Ben Harman, Director of Stills, curated the exhibition SOUTH OF NO NORTH: Approaches to art and performance for Siobhan Davies Dance, London. The exhibition included footage from Stuart Armitt's documentation of Lure of the Lost.

Lure of the Lost was commissioned by Deveron Arts in 2015 and was a long-distance walk by Anthony Schrag from Huntly in Aberdeenshire to the Venice Biennale.

The 2500 km walk was framed as a ‘pilgrimage’ to this sacred site of many artists: by walking there, Schrag hoped to problematise the place of his social and ephemeral practice within major art events like the Biennale, but also question the desire to be part of such art-world contexts.

Edinburgh-based Armitt was commissioned to develop a filmic response to this walk that could act both as a documentation of the process, but also as an external insight to project that stands as a self-contained narrative.
Schrag spent 111 walking, much of it alone, accompanied only by an tiny oak sapling, grown from a Joseph Beuys Kassel acorn. He will present a short talk about his experience as well as introduce the short documentary by Stuart Armitt.



Image: ©Stuart Armitt