Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen - 343 Perspectives

Peckham Space is pleased to announce 343 Perspectives by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, a film investigating themes of isolation and community from the multiple viewpoints of a residential area served by only one mode of public transport, the 343 bus. Using the 343 bus route as a focus, Larsen will present an array of video portraits of the community which lives in, works in and travels through this neighbourhood each day. Shown in random sequence which never repeats itself, these vignettes portray the diverse lives of people across this area of south east London from Michael, the Paralympic athlete who is training to qualify for London 2012, to rapper Evans, who opens up to the camera about his time in mental hospital, but also about his determination to make a name for himself through music, poetry and catering.

Commissioned to work in partnership with the North Peckham Area Stakeholders’ Group, Larsen initially approached the residents’ concern about the lack of transport for their area by exploring notions of isolation, and how people related to the rest of the city around them. In this way, while addressing this very specific local issue, the film also aims to highlight some of the wider questions faced by those living in north Peckham today. Well known for his film works which explore concepts of migration and home, Larsen is a multidisciplinary artist that investigates the views and experiences of the real people he meets: whether in the make-shift migrant homes of Calais or at the bus stops of Peckham, his natural inclination and ability to, quite simply, start a conversation is key to producing these intimate portraits of people’s lives.

ASSOCIATED EVENTS

Exhibition Opening
Tue 11 Sep 2012 6-8pm

South London Last Fridays
Fri 28 Sep 6-8pm
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Your Perspectives: Last Friday Discussion
Fri 26 Oct 6–8pm

Join Peckham Space Critical Friends and The North Peckham Area Stakeholders’ Group to share and discuss your thoughts about 343 Perspectives.

Artist Talk
Wed 31 Oct 2012, 5.15–7pm
Join us for this CCW Graduate School debate on the theme of Social Engagement. Chaired by Pratap Rughani, documentary film director/producer and course director of MA Documentary Film at London College of Communication, with panel members: Mark Sealy, Director Autograph; Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, commissioned Artist Peckham Space; Emily Druiff, Director Peckham Space. This event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 16 John Islip Street. Booking essential, please rsvp to k.pelling[at]arts.ac.uk.
Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen - 343 Perspectives


Event Title: Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen - 343 Perspectives
Postcode: University of the Arts London, 89 Peckham High St, London SE15 5RS
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