Beatrice Gibson and writer George Clark’s 16mm film – The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest of Us - premiering at the Serpentine Gallery on Friday the 23rd of July.
Conceived by Beatrice Gibson and writer-critic George Clark the film is a must-see, part of a series of five commissions made by the Gallery’s Skills Exchange Project in which creative minds work with the elderly. Premiering at the Serpentine Gallery, it will then be available for screening at Sackler Centre for Arts Education from 24 July to 19 September.
The focal point of interest of the short film is to be found in its construction: the script is the result of original transcripts from discussions in an older people’s care home and edited into a vertical structure through eight simultaneous monologues. A way to reflect upon the simultaneity of past present and future, a future one should not consider to be distant but engraved so to speak - vertically.
Text by Acelya Yonac
Source: Serpentine Gallery
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