Spike Island film screening – 3 to 31 December

Quick info:

  • Type of event: online
  • Date: 3 to 31 December 2020
  • Time: 12 pm to 12 am
  • Location: spikeisland.org.uk
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: free
  • Booking instructions: no booking required

Beneath The Mead: cigar.lend.shave (2020) is a speculative portrait of a place, or more specifically a cave, in North Bristol called Pen Park Hole. The site was discovered accidentally in the 17th century and first explored in 1669 by Captain Sturmy, a renowned mariner and navigator.

By the early 1990s surveyors had mapped the cave’s many chambers and by 2016 its geological origins and cave invertebrate community led to its designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. As in the pastime of caving, Beneath The Mead: cigar.lend.shave channels the intense curiosity to seek out what lies beneath the land we occupy. Combining the real and the imaginary, Phillips’ film questions what is known about this specific site and ideas of locality and home.’ 


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