Guido Van der Werve in Conversation with John-Paul Stonard

Mon 13 Nov 2017
18.30 - 20.00

Tickets are free but must be pre-registered in advance.

Screening Room
South Wing

In association with the new exhibition Melancholia: A Sebald Variation join the featured artist as he discusses his feats of artistry and endurance with the show's co-curator.

The Dutch artist Guido Van der Werve (b.1977) makes films based on his personal interests, including extreme sports. For Nummer Vierteen: Home (2012), he completed an epic 1000-mile triathlon between the Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, where Chopin's heart is preserved, and the cemetery of Père Lachaise in Paris, where the composer's body was laid to rest. The film is accompanied by a requiem composed by Van der Werve (who trained as a classical musician), and played on location by an orchestra and choir.

Here Van der Werve will be in conversation with the art historian John-Paul Stonard, curator of the exhibition Melancholia: A Sebald Variation, currently on show in the Inigo Rooms, East Wing, Somerset House, where Nummer Vierteen: Home can be seen. Van der Werve will discuss this film and his other more recent work, alongside a screening.

Banner image : Guido van de Werve (b. 1977) Nummer Veertien: Home 4K video projection, 54 minutes, 2012 Courtesy of the artist.