The Bird and the Elephant

Black and white photograph of a man swimming underwater in a swimming pool
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Friday 26 November 2021

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM


Square One, The Hub, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QT



Event details

An afternoon of discussion and visual storytelling as we host a symposium ahead of the premier of artist Emma Critchley’s new film - The Bird and the Elephant as part of the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Emma will be in conversation with Anthony Luvera, alongside dancer and Assistant Professor in Interior Architecture and Design (Coventry University), Heidi Saarinen, to discuss the film and the process of working with dancer William Moore to create the choreography for the piece.

The conversation will draw upon the connections between the respective artistic practices of Emma Critchley and Heidi Saarinen to explore the ways in which thinking about how the body interacts with different environments informs their work and their relationship to choreography both in and out of the water.