An Artesian / Light and Shadow Salon Evening


Doors open at 7, screening begins promptly at 7.30 £5 entry on the door

An Artesian / Light and Shadow Salon Evening

Live Music, Films, Readings and Reflection on AIR in its various manifestations…

Join us for a unique evening of artists’ films, live music and readings by contributors to the upcoming latest issue of Artesian, the journal of committed creativity in life and art.

This issue – and the evening – offers personal, passionate, lyrical and luminous responses to the ceaselessly rewarding questions of the air and its meanings, from breath to song, storm to space, surveillance to sea-bed reflections, and much much more.

The issue will be launched in January 2012 but we could not miss the chance of an invitation from the wonderful Light and Shadow Salon to participate in their esteemed series. Please join us.

Films: wondrous short films by Britt Hatzius, Manu Luksch, Hannes Schupbach, Margaret Tait and Andrea Luka Zimmermann.

Performance: striking solo live art by Ira Brand.

Readings: award winning poets Astrid Alben, Jeremy Clarke and Stephen Watts.

Music: Brand and Mikhail Karikis.

More guests and content to be announced.

Hope you can all be there for what will be a truly special evening.

Available Now: Artesian 3: TIME

featuring original photography, artwork, poetry and prose from international artists, writers and thinkers, including: John Berger, Ry Cooder, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller, Bill Morrison, Iain Sinclair, Jan Svankmajer and Tilda Swinton.

It is also available from the BFI Filmstore, ICA, London Review Bookshop, Tate Modern and the Go Together shop.


The Light & Shadow Salon is a place for artists, writers and audience to meet and share ideas about the past, present and future of the moving image in all its forms.

The Salon is a place for exchange, interaction and cross-pollination and it welcomes active contributions and interventions from all its participants.

The Salon endeavours to support a structured and informed dialogue around film, the moving image and all that it involves: from magic to science, from sound to the eye, from ritualism to storytelling, from myth-making to hypnosis.

The Salon intends to act as a temporary and ephemeral container for all the work, ideas and people with an independent, radical and idiosyncratic nature, who renounce to find a home in existing movements/institutions but rather embrace the nomadic and transitory nature of art.

The Salon supports individual thought, inquisitive minds and a desire to further knowledge through dialogue and exchange.

‘So when you hear yourself invited to ‘see’, it is not the sight of this eye (of the flesh) that I would have you think about. You have another eye within, much clearer that that one, an eye that looks at the past, the present, and the future all at once, which sheds the light and keenness of its vision over all things, which penetrates things hidden and searches into complexities, needing no other light by which to see all this, but seeing by the light that it possesses itself.’

(Hugh of St Victor)