Premiere of Burning Light into that Good Night

Birkbeck Arts Week Festival

Wednesday 19 May, 7.30pm

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UK, 2021
7 minutes, 17 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: HD Video
Available formats: HD Digital file

Burning Light into that Good Night (2021) is a single-screen moving image based on a memory session recorded in the summer 2019 by Alda Terracciano with her father, a few weeks before his death. The artwork explores memory as fleeting grasp of the self and care as impulse, positioning a man with dementia at the centre of his story.

Join us for a talk from its author, artist Alda Terracciano (Fellow, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre), and a Q&A and discussion. Chaired by Fintan Walsh (Reader in Theatre & Performance, Director, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality and co-director, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre).

The video will be released prior to the event. You will receive a link to watch the video, and a link to join the talk and discussion event.

Supported by BiGS (Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality) and BRAKC (Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community). More information here.