This is an introductory session for ‘Spelunking‘, an 8-week video-making project led by artist Benedict Drew and is free and open to all.
Spelunking Intro Session Schedule:
11:00 – 11:20 Introductory Film – Benedict Drew
11:20 – 12:00 Film and sound equipment workshop
12:00 – 12:30 Heather Newton – Canterbury Crypt and St Gabriel’s Chapel
12:30 -12:45 Discussion / Associate Presentation
12:45 – 1:15 Simon Gregory – Smuggling in Deal
1:15 – 1:30 Discussion / Associate Presentation
1:30 – 2:45 Cave Dwellers / Smugglers Lunch
2:45 – 3:15 Dr. Dunstan Lowe – Sub Terra: Descending among the Dead in Greek and Roman Myth
3:15 – 3:30 Discussion / Associate Presentation
3:30 – 4:00 Dr. Ada Nifosi – The Womb in Ancient Egypt
4:00 – 4:15 Discussion / Associate Presentation
4:15 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 5:00 Dan Hind – Plato’s cave
5:00 – 6:00 Discussion / Associate Presentations
Taking Margate’s caves and tunnels as a starting point, we will embark on an imaginary exploration of the subterranean and create a fictional underground space; a place of myth, retreat, contemplation, meditation or even a place to party.
This is a chance to escape and regroup. We’ll meet weekly – come every week if you can but don’t worry if you can’t – for an adventure in making; we will explore sculpture, video, oral history, movement, and discussion.
To guide this journey into the subterranean, each week will have a theme; from the underworld of the Ancient Greeks to contemporary smuggling. You are invited to contribute, learn a new skill, or even just share a memory, inspired by the underground or a reimagining of it.
The end result will be a video made by leading artist Benedict, fresh from his solo show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery to be screened in a Margate venue later this year.
Benedict invites participants to join him on this spelunking journey. Leave behind the world as you know it and venture to a place where anything is possible.
This week’s theme: Myths – Free and open to all. No need to book. Lunch will be provided.