The New Flesh Presents:
The Last Days of Jack Sheppard
Thu 25 Apr 2019 / 7pm
The New Flesh presents the first in a series of events exploring the intersection of costume and moving image. We begin this series with a screening of The Last Days of Jack Sheppard by Anja Kirschner and David Panos, selected from the LUX Collection. A discussion and Q&A with Anja Kirschner will follow the screening about the artists’ approach to costume in the production of The Last Days. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about The New Flesh artists’ residency and commission.
The Last Days of Jack Shepherd (UK, 2009, 57 minutes)
The Last Days of Jack Sheppard is based on the inferred prison encounters between the 18th century criminal Jack Sheppard and Daniel Defoe, ghost-writer of Sheppard’s ‘autobiography’. Set in the wake of the South Sea Bubble of 1720, Britain’s first financial crisis, the film is a critical costume drama constructed from a patchwork of historical, literary, and popular sources. It explores the connections between representation, speculation and the discourses of high and low culture that emerged in the early 18th century and remains relevant to the present day.
This event has been made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England.
About Anja Kirschner
Anja Kirschner is an artist whose films draw on factual, literary and pop-cultural
sources and deal with materiality, digitality and narrativity and their share in the
(de)formation of subjectivities and political agency. She is the winner of the 2011
Jarman Award (with David Panos) and her films have been widely exhibited and
screened internationally, including at Secession, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Tate
Modern, the Berlinale, the BFI London Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
About The New Flesh
The New Flesh is a residency programme for emerging artists working with moving image based at Academy Costumes, one of the UK’s leading costumiers for stage and screen. Artists are commissioned to make new works which are presented at LUX Waterlow Park Centre. The New Flesh was established, and is curated by Georgie Brinkman. They are currently seeking their next artist-in-residence for May – Sep 2019.