Beckett’s work has inspired many contemporary visual artists, but in recent years it has been the area of artists’ film that has seen the clearest impact.
On Friday 23rd of June 2023 The Samuel Beckett Research Centre at the University of Reading will present rarely screened work by several artists, including Vidéo by Stan Douglas (above right) and O Joan No by Duncan Campbell (above left).
The screenings will be followed by a roundtable discussion and the launch of Beckett’s Afterlives: Adaptation, Remediation, Appropriation, the recent collection of essays edited by Jonathan Bignell, Anna McMullan and Pim Verhulst and published by Manchester University Press.
The screenings will begin at 2:30pm in Minghella Studios’s cinema at the University of Reading, with the roundtable discussion beginning at 4:30pm. The book launch and reception will take place at 6:00pm.
The event is free, and all are welcome, but places are limited, so please register here. More details of timings and participants to follow.
Image: Stan Douglas. Vidéo, 2007. High definition video installation, colour, sound (six musical variations. Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London.