Resonance 1 – publication launch

© Karen Stuke, Wilsonovo Nádraží (Wilson Station), Prague, 2013, from the body of work Stuke – After Sebald’s Austerlitz
© Karen Stuke, Wilsonovo Nádraží (Wilson Station), Prague, 2013, from the body of work Stuke – After Sebald’s Austerlitz

The Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury
London WC1N 1JD

7 – 9:30pm

With Laura Cannell, Sophie Hughes, Mairéad McCleanKaren Stuke and Gareth Evans

Publication launch with readings, screenings, conversation and music responding to the idea and reality of RESONANCE in life, art and society.

Resonance is resonant now in the culture: implication, affect, effect, depth: what endures and lasts. The sound of what matters. In its latest publication, we consider the multiple meanings of the word across a range of expressive media.

Music: Composer and performer Laura Cannell will perform live on violin and double recorders.

Moving Image: Direct from this year’s London Film Festival, artist Mairéad McClean will show her film A Line Was Drawn (2019, 14min), exploring how our world is structured through the creation of borders and boundaries limiting movement, thinking, questioning and agency.

Image: Berlin-based photographer Karen Stuke will present her work Wandelhalle: After Sebald’s Austerlitz. The work was we commissioned in 2013 for one of the final exhibitions at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station.

Text: Translator Sophie Hughes will read her English version of La Última Palabra (The Last Word) by 2019 Man Booker International Prize-shortlisted Chilean writer Alia Trabucco Zerán.

Curator and writer Gareth Evans will read his essay Stations: A Brief Diary of a Long Concern, written in response to Stuke’s body of work.

Tickets £5.50 in a advance / £6.50 on the door
Ticket price includes a copy of the print publication.

Laura Cannell is a composer and performer who draws on the emotional influences of the landscape both rural and urban, real and imagined. Laura has released five critically acclaimed albums since 2014 and is regularly broadcast throughout the world including BBC Radio 3, 4, 6Music, The World Service, Polish National Radio and NPR.

Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator. He is also co-curator of Porto’s Forum of the Future, Flipside and First Light, Swedenborg Film Festival and Estuary 2020. He commissioned and co-produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald), directed by Grant Gee.

Sophie Hughes is a literary translator from Spanish to English. She is known for her translations of contemporary writers such as Laia Jufresa, Rodrigo Hasbún, José Revueltas and Enrique Vila-Matas. Her translation of Alia Trabucco Zerán’s The Remainder was shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.

Karen Stuke is a Berlin-based artist working with photograph. Since the 1990s she has been collaborating with some of the most prestigious theatres including Gottfried Pilz at the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Opéra Comique, Paris, the Los Angeles Opera and many more capturing the spirit and soul of productions with exposures of her pinhole camera lasting their entire duration. In 2008, she founded her own project space Kronenboden in Berlin.

Alia Trabucco Zerán (Santiago, 1983) is a Chilean writer. Her debut novel, The Remainder, translated into English by Sophie Hughes, was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize and won the Best Novel Award of the Chilean Council for the Arts. Her new book, Las Homicidas (2019), is a non-fiction account of how society portrays violent women. She lives between Santiago and London and is currently working on a new novel.

Mairéad McClean was born and grew up in Beragh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland and has lived and worked for the past 25 years in London. She is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced work around the themes of memory, identity and migration. She has recently completed a body of work commissioned by The Wapping Project Making Her Mark.