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Stuart Croft Returns book launch event



Thursday 2nd May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Join us next month for a very special event at the Whitechapel Gallery to celebrate the new book Stuart Croft Returns, published by The Everyday Press.

We’ll be presenting the first public preview screening of Stuart Croft’s final film Remetior, followed by a discussion with psychoanalyst Darian Leader (who contributed to the book), artist and SCF awardee Jennifer Martin, and artist and SCF Trustee Sarah Jones, chaired by Director of Whitechapel Gallery and SCF Trustee Gilane Tawadros.

There will be an introduction to the book from artist and Co-Chair of Stuart Croft Foundation Emma Bennett and Arnaud Desjardin from The Everyday Press.

Afterwards, we’ll be inviting all attendees for a celebratory drink, to raise a glass to Stuart and this significant moment for the legacy of his work. We’ll be making a very exciting announcement on the night, that we can’t wait to share with you!

Stuart Croft Returns is the first monograph to focus on the influential artist-filmmaker Stuart Croft (1970 – 2015). It includes a catalogue of the 17 moving-image artworks which the artist made between 1998 and 2014. Croft’s work forms a dialogue between the gallery and the cinema, and he used the tools of scriptwriting, acting and cinematography to investigate the subjects of recurrence, power and desire. Original texts by Deborah Levy and Darian Leader are included, along with lectures that were first written and presented by Croft to illustrate the key concepts of his practice and his writing and production processes. Stuart Croft Returns is published by Arnaud Desjardin, The Everyday Press, in partnership with the Stuart Croft Foundation. The book is edited by Emma Bennett and designed by Margherita Sabbioneda.

Image: Still from ‘Remetior’, Stuart Croft, 2014.

Remetior is Stuart’s Croft’s final and unreleased work, filmed in 2014 and funded by Arts Council England and Royal College of Art. The film was shot on Super-16mm by DoP Catherine Derry and featured actor Akie Kotabe in the main character role. Fusing sci-fi and poetry with the artists’ film-loop, the work looks at themes of entrapment and circularity.

For more info and to book, visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

Contact: info@stuartcroftfoundation.org © Stuart Croft Foundation 2017 | Registered charity No. 1163676 | Website: tmck.co.uk