Jan 31, 2018

NEWS: Daniel Meadows new CRB title


New title from Café Royal Books, Daniel Meadows’s film stills from Tony Palmer’s Testimony, 1987.

Tony Palmer’s 1987 film of Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich stars Ben Kingsley as Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Despite being set in the Soviet Union it was made largely in the North of England. Locations include: Haigh Hall, Wigan; Eckersley Mill No.2, Swan Meadow, Wigan; Lever Park, Bolton; Alhambra Theatre, Bradford; St. George’s Hall, Liverpool; Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Windermere.

Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays — a real piece of cinema. Palmer’s prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image and music — something which has remained his forte since he first caused a stir back in the Sixties with Buddhist monks burning to The Beatles — has a field day in Testimony. Most importantly for a movie about a composer, there is always the feeling that Palmer understands the music.” Derek Elley Films & Filming.

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Aug 13, 2018

Boot-boys are 'Big Picture' in the Observer.

Jul 10, 2018

Kelly McErlean's new book, Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling, London: Routledge, pp.14-15

Jul 1, 2018

Daniel Meadows, part of Great Exhibition of the North at Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Jun 25, 2018

Daniel Meadows in new exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, opening 13 July.

Apr 3, 2018

Manchester show featuring Daniel Meadows’s The Shop On Greame Street (1972) opens 19 April.

Jan 31, 2018

New title from Café Royal Books, Daniel Meadows’s film stills from Tony Palmer’s Testimony, 1987.

Jan 1, 2018

Daniel Meadows and David Hurn walk-and-talk Hurn’s ‘Swaps’ exhibition at Museum Wales in Cardiff.

Polyfoto
r/t: 2 min, 23 sec.

In the UK when we ask: "Where are you from?" we want to know a lot more than just your place of birth.

This story is about the England I come from.

<< Roland Barthes >>
Inspirations: 3 of 10

Book. 1981. Camera Lucida, reflections on photography. After years of dispassionate analysis Barthes comes across a photograph of his mother as a child, the "winter garden photograph". He lets his feelings in and suddenly the ideas start bouncing off the page: "I had discovered this photograph by moving back through Time? I worked back through a life, not my own, but the life of someone I love. Starting from her latest image, taken the summer before her death (so tired, so noble, sitting in front of the door of our house, surrounded by my friends), I arrived, traversing three quarters of a century, at the image of a child: I stare intensely at the Sovereign Good of childhood, of the mother, of the mother-as-child. Of course I was then losing her twice over, in her final fatigue and in her first photograph, for me the last; but it was also at this moment that everything turned around and I discovered her as unto herself. "