by Christabel Stewart .

Barbican Revisited

'Transmissions' is evolving into shape at a gentle but determined pace over August to be ready for the influx of material that will be heralded in by the 'new season' of events come September. Last posted was footage shot within the Barbican theatre fly tower of an Enrico David sculpture being hoisted to a dignified dancing poise. Now in another part of this fascinating labyrinthine interior witness intricate views of the magnificent conservatory surrounding the arts centre fly tower. A contemplative and rather beautiful film by Marcus Werner Hed sensitively extracts the atmospheric from Cerith Wyn Evans inspired contemporary pleasure gardens work, 'Eaux d'artfice (after K.A.)' as it unfolded one Sunday afternoon in the indoor gardens. To explain the double venue view I can only proclaim that the Barbican has been inviting and collaborating in particularly inspired and unusual ways around its various rooms and halls since I got my performance documentary eyes and ears out. For the people-watching hell of it here is an image of both artists, Enrico David and Cerith Wyn Evans taking a short break for fresh air and refreshment at the Barbican's Balcony Bar on the afternoon of a very interesting convergence of visitors to the last day of Cerith's Kenneth Anger stimulated 'event-work'. Click through the documentaty images, essay and ephemera section of this latest post for more views of the event as a whole.

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