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Artist Talk: Catherine Yass

Sunday 26th November, 2023

An image of artist Catherine Yass- a woman with white hair and black framed glasses, with a pair of headphones around her neck, in a blue rain mac with river behind her.

Credit: Jimmy Lee

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002, Catherine Yass is widely recognised for her distinctive photographic and film-based work. Her practice disrupts notions of power through the disorientation of the camera and the distortion of colour. In her new film ‘Flood Barrier’, Yass uses this visual language to allow viewers to see the structure and its surroundings from a new perspective showing the urgency of the environmental and political issues it embodies.

The film’s release coincides with the 70th anniversary of The Great Flood of 1953, often considered the worst natural disaster Britain experienced during the 20th century. ‘Flood Barrier’ forms part of a wider public programme entitled ‘Breaking Waves’, exploring and raising awareness of the link between our contemporary climate crisis and industrial heritage.

Catherine will introduce a screening of her film, and talk about the process and background in making this piece of work.

The event is free, but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.


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