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Sequence and Simultaneity: A public lecture by Patrick Keiller, Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor of Urban Design

When Oct 18, 2018
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Frankopan Hall, Jesus College
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Patrick Keiller’s discursive approach to making films was encouraged by two texts: one in Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, the other in an essay by John Berger, quoted by the geographer Edward Soja as exemplary of the ‘spatial turn’. Berger’s text is a critique of linearity in narrative, while for Sterne, as Sukhdev Sandhu has written, ‘linearity… amounted to little more than selfishness’. In this talk, Keiller will describe the development of The Robinson Institute, an exhibition at Tate Britain in 2012 that might be considered an exercise in place-making, one of several works by him in which moving pictures were arranged simultaneously in space, rather than in time, one after another, in films.