EVENT: The Circle and the Square Open Panel Discussion, 15th September



    Friday 15th – Saturday 23rd September

    Coming soon to Northlight (Brierfield Mill). Don’t miss the chance to experience The Circle and The square, as we welcome back artist Suzanne Lacy this September.

    This new film installation is the result of Lacy working alongside people of Pendle, Lancashire, exploring the cultural and spiritual backgrounds of the community and the socio-economic circumstances that brought them together and now seemingly conspire to drive them apart.

    The Circle and The Square is a moving testament to this process that culminated last year when, over three days in September 2016, the community came together to film themselves in the huge empty spaces of Brierfield Mill where many used to work.

    Using the two vocal forms of Shape Note singing and Sufi chanting, the installation includes multi-vocal conversations about the past, present and future of the region following the demise of the textile industry and will be accompanied by presentations of Shape Note, Dhikr, Nasheed and mill ballads.

    Please join us for an open panel discussion around Suzanne Lazy’s new work

    Friday 15th September 9.30am – 1pm, Brierfield Town Hall

    Suzanne Lacy (Artist, Writer and Lecturer at USC Roski School of Fine Arts) and a panel of artists and curators unpick practice, process, product and people; discussing the aesthetics and ethics of socially engaged practice and the challenge of presenting it in the gallery.

    Laurie Peake (Director of Super Slow Way) will chair the discussion and will be joined by Ailbhe Murphy (Artist and Director of Create Ireland), Massimilliano Molona (Writer, Filmmaker, Anthropologist and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths), Rauf Bashir (Director of the Free Spiritual Centre and Building Bridges Pendle) Paul Hartley (Director of In-Situ), William Titley (Artist, Lecturer at UCLAN and Founding Director of In-Situ) and Alistair Hudson (Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art).

    The morning includes lunch and the opportunity to view The Circle and The Square at nearby Northlight Mill, Brierfield.

    Places are limited, if you would like to join us please click on the link below to reserve your place:


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