Exhibition: John Keane - Film for Britten: Canticle III - Snape Maltings

Exhibition: John Keane - Film for Britten: Canticle III

Friday 7 Jun 2019 - Sunday 23 Jun 2019

 Open daily, 10am to the start of the evening concert

John Keane - Film for Britten: Canticle III

John Keane created this film projection for a stage production of Britten’s Canticles performed in Brighton, Aldeburgh and the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio in 2013. Archive Blitz footage and fragments of Keane’s own Gulf War video are layered onto images of Grunewald’s Isenheim crucifixion in a painterly montage that resonates powerfully with the words of Edith Sitwell and the music of Benjamin Britten.

Production commissioned by Snape Maltings and the Brighton Festival, directed by Neil Bartlett and Paule Constable. The Poem ‘Still Falls the Rain’ is by Edith Sitwell.

Still image from film projection for Canticle III ‘Still falls the Rain’ by Benjamin Britten with Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, and Richard Watkins, photographs by Victor Frankowski

Also by John Keane at the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival:

If you knew me. If you knew yourself. You would not kill me. Concert Hall Foyer & Switch Room, Snape Maltings  More info >>

At the Front Peter Pears Gallery and Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh  More info>>