Thursday 13th March: NINE ELMS – film as spatial critique (FREE event!) – SOLD OUT

12 Feb


Please note this event is now fully booked! Those on the waiting list will be notified on a first-come first-served basis if seats become available. If you have booked a place and can’t make it, please contact to let us know so we can allocate your seat to someone else. Many thanks! 

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce an upcoming event produced in collaboration with the Open University’s OpenSpace Research Centre

Join us in Camden on Thursday the 13th of March for a very special evening of presentation and discussion on the theme of film as spatial critique. The event brings together artist and researcher Matthew Flintham and filmmaker Patrick Keiller, whose separate studies of the landscapes of historic film intersect in the formerly industrial landscape of Nine Elms, the south London waterfront between Vauxhall and Battersea.

Flintham has recently researched Battersea’s appearances in cinema, notably in the 1960s and early 70s. Keiller’s project involved the assembly of a navigable ‘landscape’ of topographic film of the UK in circa 1900, the basis of an exhibition at BFI Southbank in 2007-8.

The two researchers will describe their respective studies, showing footage and other visual material, and will attempt some speculative interpretation of the moving-image landscape…

Matthew Flintham recently concluded the speculative project Cinematic Geographies of Battersea: Urban Interface and Site-Specific Spatial Knowledge, a collaboration between Liverpool, Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities, and English Heritage. Flintham is currently the Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence in the School of Geography at Newcastle University.

Patrick Keiller’s films include London, Robinson in Space and Robinson in Ruins, the latter followed by an exhibition The Robinson Institute at Tate Britain in 2012. His essay collection The View from the Train is published by Verso.

The event is free, but registration is required – email with the subject line ‘PASSENGERFILMS’ to reserve your place. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Thursday the 13th March, OU Camden, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP (see map). Tickets are FREE, but please reserve a place to ensure you get a seat!

One Response to “Thursday 13th March: NINE ELMS – film as spatial critique (FREE event!) – SOLD OUT”

  1. RHULgeopolitics February 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Reblogged this on rhulgeopolitics and commented:
    Our own PASSENGERFILMS in collaboration with OpenSpace present Nine Elms: film as spatial critique.

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