Join us at St Brelade’s Church Hall for a fully immersive film screening event on July 23rd 2015.
We will screen Sarah Pucill’s ambitious black and white 16mm film Magic Mirror (75 minutes) in the Church where French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun was buried. You will also have the opportunity to explore the gardens of the house where Cahun once lived, followed by the screening, then Q&A with both artist Sarah Pucill and Vic Tanner Davy from Liberate Group and founder of Trans* Jersey (supporting the LGBTQ communities across the Channel Islands).
Sarah Pucill’s film Magic Mirror combines a re-staging of the French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux Non Avenus (Confessions Denied). In Surrealist kaleidoscopic fashion the film creates a weave between image and word, exploring the links between Cahun’s photographs and writing as well as between those of the films of Sarah Pucill, as both artists share similar iconography and concerns.
The event takes place at St Brelade’s Church Hall, 23rd July 2015, starting at 7.30 pm.
7.30pm: Meet at St Brelades Church – followed by visit to Cahun’s garden.
8.00pm: Film Screening of Magic Mirror (75 mins).
9.15pm: Q&A with Sarah Pucill and Vic Tanner Davy
Cahun’s multi-subjectivity as expressed in both her book and photographs, set the scene for the film, where she dresses and makes her face up in so many different ways, swapping identities between gender, age and the inanimate. Part essay, part film poem, Magic Mirror translates the startling force of Cahun’s poetic language into a choreographed series of Vivantes Tableaux, intermixed with stagings from her writing.
Please note that some scenes contain nudity.
This event coincides with Jersey Heritage’s landmark exhibition ‘Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore: A Life Defiant’ currently on show at the Jersey Museum until 6th September 2015.
The event is kindly supported by Jersey Heritage and Liberate.