H is for Horse, H is for Hope by Saskia Boddeke
Jul
2
to Jul 17

H is for Horse, H is for Hope by Saskia Boddeke

Opening 2 July - Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto

The natural state of man is of peace and amity - otherwise how has man survived for so long? But we must be vigilant. Despite all injustices, grief and violence, the civilisation of man works, otherwise we would not be here.  But we must be vigilant, very vigilant. Nature is neutral but it will not tolerate disaffection. There is a concept for our human purposes we might conveniently call Evil, which is destructive, but Evil can be conquered.

Evil is traditionally represented by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. For human society they traditionally represent the imbalances of disease or pestilence, hunger or famine, violence or war. We struggle to contain and destroy them. We always in the end seek and find peace. Until, that is, the next calamity. Then we have to start all over again. When peace reigns, the four horses of the apocalypse are put away, are stabled, kept quiet and controlled.

The four horsemen are kept quiet in a cellar in Spoleto. And God should be their controller, but is hiding in his/her private hiding place. The last room of the fourth horseman of death, is occupied by a mild creature representing Hope. We can visit the horsemen of the apocalypse in Spoleto and we can consider and contemplate all their many implications, especially for all of us just now - at this historical moment.

This installation will tell in a poetic and metaphorical way about the right for children to be raised in a safe and healthy environment, the right to be educated, the right of the freedom of speech and freedom of Press, the freedom of any religious belief or no religious belief at all as long as it remains peaceful and does no harm. And it hopes to demonstrate universal rights for all.  

Credits H is for Horse, H is for Hope

Concept, Film & direction: Saskia Boddeke
Text: Peter Greenaway
Music: Luca D'Alberto
Horse men: Hendrik Aerts
Hope: Pip Greenaway
Dancer: Dunja Jocic

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Location

Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto
2 July - 16 July 2017
Ex Museo Civico Spoleto

 

 
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Where Next for Storytelling - Lecture Peter Greenaway Sheffield DOC/FEST
Jun
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Where Next for Storytelling - Lecture Peter Greenaway Sheffield DOC/FEST

Photo: DigiDaan

Photo: DigiDaan

Where next for storytelling - Lecture by Peter Greenaway

"Acclaimed director and artist Peter Greenaway CBE is widely regarded as
one of the most important innovators of our time. His work stretches back to the 1960s and includes the feature The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and the multimedia project The Tulse Luper Suitcases. Peter comes to Doc/Fest to discuss his work".
 

Sheffield Doc/Fest
June 11 18.30 Crucible Studio
SHEFFIELD

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Visual Literacy a Lecture by Peter Greenaway
Jun
2
4:15pm 4:15pm

Visual Literacy a Lecture by Peter Greenaway

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre (map)
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Keynote lecture Peter Greenaway

Future Passé

"How do we represent urban change and technological development in visual and textual form, historically and in the present? How has visual rhetoric been used to normalize the disruption and destruction that accompanies modern ideas of ‘progress’? And what happens when these confident predictions of future relevance fail and we are left with dead-ends and obsolete technologies, the unwanted remains of modernity?

Main speakers: Historian of Technology David Edgerton, Architectural Historian Barbara Penner, Geographer Gillian Rose, Architect Liam Young
Keynote speaker: Filmmaker Peter Greenaway"

Friday 2 June 2017, 10-5:30pm
Victoria & Albert Museum, Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

 
Keynote speaker Peter Greenaway
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The Cinema is Dead - Lecture Tel Aviv
May
9
6:15pm 6:15pm

The Cinema is Dead - Lecture Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv University: The Cinema is Dead, Long Live the Cinema - Lecture by Peter Greenaway

The Yulanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts
The Steve Tisch School of Film & Television

"THE CINEMA IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE CINEMA"

Lecture by: Peter Greenaway
Film Director, Screenwriter and Artist

9 May Lecture Peter Greenaway
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 18:15 – 19:45
Tel Aviv University
Mexico Building, room 122b

The lecture will be held in English

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Lecture Plymouth: The Cook the Thief
May
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lecture Plymouth: The Cook the Thief

Peter Greenaway - Plymouth University

Part of the Plymouth Festival of Words

"Peter Greenaway is one of England’s true auteurs, and since 1965, his films have delighted, challenged and stunned cinema-goers.

With remarkable works such as The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), Prospero's Books (1991) and The Baby of Mâcon (1993), Greenaway remains a vital voice in today’s sometimes staid and unadventurous approach to the medium.

In this talk, Peter Greenaway reflects on the making of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover chaired by Johnny Mains, award-winning editor, author and curator for several Peninsula Arts film series".

Lecture Peter Greenaway

Date: Friday 5 May
Time: 18:30
Venue: The House
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

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Lecture: Origins at Cinematica Festival Ancona
Mar
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lecture: Origins at Cinematica Festival Ancona

Lecture: Origins at Cinematica Festival of Ancona

Peter Greenaway is the guest of honour of Kinematics 2017. Fourth edition of the festival dedicated to the image to the movement that leads to Ancona debate and experimentation in cinema, visual and performance art.
Peter Greenaway will show a special relationship between The Draughtsman's Contract, The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover, Nightwatching and Drowning by Numbers.

March 18 Ancona, Cinematica Festival
In inglese con traduzione simultanea

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Peter Greenaway - Keynote speaker - Ancona - Films - Cult Films - Arthouse Movies

 

 

 

 

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Giovanna d'Arco - by Saskia Boddeke and Peter Greenaway
Oct
2
to Oct 20

Giovanna d'Arco - by Saskia Boddeke and Peter Greenaway

Giovanna d'Arco by Saskia Boddeke and Peter Greenaway.

“I’m interested in the strength of Giovanna, her determination in her relationship with her God. She is even willing to kill in his name. In our interpretation Giovanna realizes her mistakes, no one should be killed in obedience to a God. In wars the children are the first innocent victims. In our concept we embrace the refugee children who are wandering around Europe and connect them to Giovanna”

Verdi Festival – Giovanna d’Arco
Teatro Farnese Parma

Première: 2 October 2016
Dates: 9, 15, en 20 October 2016

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Sex & the Sea - Denmark by Saskia Boddeke
Sep
9
to Aug 13

Sex & the Sea - Denmark by Saskia Boddeke

On September 9, Saskia opened the exhibition Sex & the Sea. 
Sex & the Sea has previously been shown at the Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam and at the Maritime Museum of Sweden.
Saskia Boddeke about this exhibition: 
“The exhibition Sex and the Sea can be seen as a poetic immersive experience. The signature of my work is that it scratches at places you do not expect. It might look and feel beautiful and melancholic, but the message I bring can be painfull. I use the esthetic to open up the audience, so they can embrace the message. The theme of the exhibition is the love and hate relation sailors have with the sea. It is about emotions like loneliness, homesickness, but also about the exploitation of women abroad, but also those left at home”.
 

Exhibition Sex & the Sea/ Denmark

September 9, 2016 - August 13, 2017
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Ny Kronborgvej 1 - DK-3000 Elsinore
Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Masterclass Peter Greenaway Nyon
Apr
19
11:00am11:00am

Masterclass Peter Greenaway Nyon

 

Peter Greenaway will hold a masterclass open to the public, Tuesday 19 April, Nyon.

This year, in homage to his entire career, Peter Greenaway will receive the Sesterce d’or Raiffeisen Maître du Réel Award in person at Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switserland. For every edition, the Film Festival invites a major filmmaker in order to recognise their entire career with an honorary award.

"We will screen some of his most significant films during the Festival" (15–23 April 2016).

Peter Greenaway will hold a masterclass open to the public on Tuesday 19 April, Visions du Reél, Nyon, Switzerland.

 
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Apr
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

BAFTA to Host 'a Life in Pictures' with Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway

Career retrospective will take place on Wednesday 13 April. 

London, 21 March: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that director and BAFTA recipient Peter Greenaway will discuss his craft and career at a special ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Wednesday 13 April. Public tickets will be available to book from 1pm on Thursday 24 March at www.bafta.org/whats-on/.

‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft. The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Kate Winslet. Continue

 
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The Dream of Flying - Brandts Odense Denmark
Mar
30
to Sep 4

The Dream of Flying - Brandts Odense Denmark

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Peter contributed with 12 Fallen Angels to the Exhibition "The Dream of Flying" at the Brandts Museum, Odense, Denmark.
"Humans have always dreamt of flying. We have always yearned to cast aside the limitations of our bodies and achieve the ultimate freedom. Since the renaissance, this dream has resulted in the most fantastic inventions and mad experiments – not merely as a means of getting from A to B, but equally as a means of examining ourselves and the world in which we live".

Brandts
ODENSE, Denmark
18.3.2016 - 4.9.2016

 

 
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Jul
10
9:15pm 9:15pm

Eisenstein in Guanajuato Q&A with Peter Greenaway

In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.
Peter Greenaway’s film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of Cinema.

Director - Screenwriter: Peter Greenaway
Main Cast: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slätis, Jakob Öhrman
Producers: Submarine, Fu Works, Paloma Negra Films

For more info ( productions, updates) visit: Website - https://submarinechannel.com

 
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato Première
Jun
4
9:15pm 9:15pm

Eisenstein in Guanajuato Première

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Eisenstein in Guanajuato is a feature film by Peter Greenaway about the great filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life. Peter Greenaway’s film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of Cinema.

Thursday June 4, 21.15 EYE tickets available

 
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May
21
to Nov 14

Obedience/ Gehorsam, Jewish Museum Berlin

Photo: Igor Mandic

The story of forefather Abraham, who is willing to obey God's command and sacrifice his son, is one of the most puzzling passages of the Bible. In the three monotheistic religions, it is among the most significant and most popular stories and among the first that were ever depicted. The text that is handed down in Judaism as the "Binding of Isaac" to this day still raises questions that are answered differently by the three religions.

British film director Peter Greenaway and multimedia artist Saskia Boddeke understand the sacrifice of Isaac as a human drama. Which is stronger – God's command or the love of a father? And where can the modern subject be found between the priorities of obedience and trust?

Visit the exhibition in Berlin

 
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