FVU: Poet Lavinia Greenlaw Film Premiere at Estuary Festival

Still, The Sea is an Edge and an Ending (2016) Lavinia Greenlaw. Image courtesy of the artist and FVU
Still, The Sea is an Edge and an Ending (2016) Lavinia Greenlaw. Image courtesy of the artist and FVU

Film and Video Umbrella.

Lavinia Greenlaw: The Sea is an Edge and an Ending
17-30 September 2016

The work will premiere as part of Points of Departure at Estuary 2016
Tilbury Cruise Terminal, Ferry Road, Tilbury, RM18 7NG

The poet Lavinia Greenlaw has written and directed The Sea is an Edge and an Ending, a short film investigating what it means to lose your memory and disappear into the present tense. Its framework is a sequence she wrote about her father’s death from Alzheimer’s.

The film moves from the shifting coastal landscape of the east of England, a geography central to Greenlaw’s life and work, to eroded interiors containing only the bare structures and reduced emblems of this man’s life. The Sea is an Edge and an Ending is Greenlaw’s first film and extends the practice she developed in her award-winning sound work, Audio Obscura.

Also at Estuary

Here are some of the other things we’re involved in during the festival. If you can’t make the evening event, the opening weekend is also a great time to visit – featuring artist talks, tours, family activities and riverside walks.

Portrait of a River

Artist Talk & Screening: Portrait of a River
Saturday 17 September 2016, 3.50 – 4.20 pm
Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen in conversation with FVU Director, Steven Bode. The two will discuss Larsen’s 2013 moving image work Portrait of a River and the related publication. Find out more

Artist Talk Lavinia Greenlaw

Artist Talk: Lavinia Greenlaw
Sunday 18 September 2016, 5 – 5.30 pm
Lavinia Greenlaw introduces her work. Find out more

Jem Finer, 2015

Project: 51º 30’ 44” N, 0º 0’ 38” E, Jem Finer, 2015
Jem Finer’s 2015 FVU commission is also showing as part of Points of Departure at Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Find out more.

Portrait of a River

Publication: Portrait of a River
The book which accompanies Larsen’s moving image work brings together stills, essays and interviews to complete his insightful portrait. It is now available in the FVU webshop. Find out more

How to get there

By Rail
From London:
HS2 from St Pancras to Gravesend – short walk to Gravesend Ferry – Ferry* direct to Tilbury Cruise Terminal Landing Stage
From Southend / London:
C2C from London Fenchurch Street to Tilbury Town.
Then short bus ride from station – No. 99 (not Sundays)

By Road
From the West (London):
M25 / Junction 30 / A13 eastbound (Tilbury and Southend).
Exit onto A1089/ Dock Approach Rd Continue to follow A1089.
Take 2nd exit at the “ASDA / McDonalds” to Port.
Continue past the Port of Tilbury entrance on the right
Continue as far as the road takes you. Cruise Terminal at the end.

From The East (Southend / Basildon / Pitsea):
Follow the A13 towards the M25 and leave at the A1089 exit.
Continue as above.

From Kent:
Travel to Gravesend High Street – Parking available – short walk to Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry Terminal. Ferry* direct to Tilbury Cruise Terminal Landing Stage

*The Tilbury to Gravesend ferry does not run on Sundays, but will run on Sunday 18 September for the opening weekend. Click here for the ferry timetable.


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