Burning House / Burning Horse
November 5, 2020 at 7 pm
Burning House / Burning Horse is a new audiovisual piece by feminist writer Ella Finer which will be broadcast from Almanac Projects’ website on the night of 5th November, traditionally coinciding with the Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night and this year with the beginning of the UK’s second lockdown too.
As part of #almanaccare, I’ve invited Ella Finer to present a poetic and sensorially-rich comment on our time: a comment on the days we are asked to remember and the debts we are compelled to forget; on the confluence of times exposing elemental evidence of centuries-old forgetting; on the burning basements of Parliament then and now.
You can watch Burning House / Burning Horse via this link: https://almanacprojects.com/public-programme/ella-finer-burning-house-burning-horse
Ella Finer’s work in sound and performance spans writing, composing, and curating with a particular interest in how women’s voices take up space; how bodies acoustically disrupt, challenge or change the order of who is allowed to occupy – command – space. Her research continuously queries the ownership of cultural expression through sound, informing a range of projects including her forthcoming book “Acoustic Commons and the Wild Life of Sound.”
Photo credit: Still from Marcia Farquhar, Burning Horse, 2018. Video documentation realised by Jem Finer and screened at Southwark Park Galleries, 27 October 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Image description: A series of 4 still images shows an outsized rocking horse burning in the night. Smoke and hot ashes rise from it, partially covering it.