6 June 2016 / Events
Edward Gordon Craig Lecture: Memory is a minefield
Memory is a minefield. The art of reenactment.
Presented by Lola Arias
Can art be a way to revive the past? A means to represent memories and make present what is lost somewhere in our heads? Lola Arias has been working for more than ten years on interdisciplinary projects, using theatre, film and visual arts to explore the relationship between experience and narration, memory and fiction, personal history and a country’s history. In this lecture she will provide an overview of her most recent productions in order to examine how writing can be produced that departs from real histories, what the relationship between the self-narrator and the artist is created through this kind of theatre, and, above all, what collateral effects these projects have on life and vice versa.
Lola Arias is a writer, theatre director, and performer. She collaborates with artists from different disciplines in theatre, literature, music and art projects. Her productions play with the overlap zones between reality and fiction.
In association with the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and King’s College London