Narbi Price in conversation with Maxy Bianco: Another England

Wednesday 21 May 2014, 5:30-7pm

Admission Free

Narbi Price talks to filmmaker Maxy Bianco about issues around Maxy’s recent Channel 4 Random Acts commission, Another England, a series of four films exploring a town on the edges of English society, and considers the spaces between realism and fantasy that pervade both of their work.

Maxy’s work has been described as “art from somewhere that’s fallen off the edge of the map, from a place as far from the centre of English society and culture as it’s possible to go, economically, socially and spiritually – as close to the edges and ends of England as it gets”. His collaborator on the series, Michael Smith of The Culture Show says, “Another England is a cycle of films by me and Maxy Bianco, exploring the North Eastern town where we grew up. It is a meditation on this marginal, sometimes otherworldly place, and the characters that haunt it. The four films each tell a different story, but all ask the same central question in different ways: what does it mean to belong to somewhere?”

Other films by Bianco include PIG THE DOG, for Channel 4's short-film strand 'Random Acts' (2013) which has been exhibited in the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. His first film Can House continues to be screened and has shown in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally.

Vane is pleased to be presenting a solo project by Narbi Price at VOLTA10 art fair, Basel, Switzerland, 16-21 June 2014