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Corin Sworn at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

  • Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Lecture Hall 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Artist Talk & Film Screening

Corin Sworn will be speaking to her most recent work La Giubba. Sworn’s work frequently incorporates film and video into sculptural installation. La Giubba is her first long form single screen work. Inspired by Aristophanes The Birds the film follows a collection of migrations, misreadings and thwarted desires. Her talk will survey her recent experiences of working in a manner that builds a process to create a work, the degree that this opens others expertise into the work, she will also touch on some accompanying frustrations at relinquishing authorial control. 

Corin Sworn creates installations that explore the ways stories circulate versions of history. Selected solo exhibitions include: Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Canada. Selected film festivals include: Toronto Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou. She was nominated for the Jarman Award in 2011, won the Max Mara award for Women Artists in 2013 and contributed work to the Scottish Project at the 2013 Venice Biennale. She is an associate professor at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. 

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