Kreider + O’Leary – Ways to Cut the Earth Open


Event Date: 17 January 2014

The Old Cinema,
University of Westminster,
309 Regent Street,
London W1B 2UW

The ‘Print Screen: Writing and the Moving Image‘ project at the University of Westminster presents:

Kreider + O’Leary, ‘Ways to Cut the Earth Open’

‘Ways to Cut the Earth Open’ is a cross-platform survey that examines a number of sites recently explored by Kreider + O’Leary in their nomadic practice. Using the sectional cut and the filmic splice as starting points they explore strands from their recent site-based works to thread together narratives of place and displacement. Predicated on an aesthetics of response while engaging with the complexity inherent in a given site, their work is both a form and act of communication: therefore, and necessarily, clouded by ambiguity. This prompts a critical investigation into the role of ambiguity for creative practices that relate to site, including writing and the moving image.

Kreider + O’Leary are a poet and architect who collaborate to make performance, installation and time-based media work in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest. Since 2003, they have worked collaboratively to construct work in prisons, churches, military sites, film locations and desert environments, as well as in more traditional gallery venues across the UK, Europe, the US, Australia, and Japan. Their work ‘Light Vessel Automatic’ was exhibited at Performing Architecture at Tate Britain in February 2013. They are currently exhibiting a new work entitled ‘Edge City’ at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.


Introduction by Dr Georgina Colby (Westminster):


Introduction to the project by James O’Leary and Kristen Kreider:


Ways to Cut the Earth Open:


Audience Questions:


This series of talks is hosted by the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture at Westminster


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