LUX Breakfast Opening – BL CK BX: Alia Syed

31/01/2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Waterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, London N19 5JF

LUX is pleased to invite local residents, community groups and businesses to a free breakfast event at its building in Waterlow Park. Join us for coffee, tea and pastries, meet our team and other locals as well as visit our current exhibition. All welcome, drop in any time between 9 – 10.30am.

The current exhibition, BL CK B X: Alia Syed, presents Syed’s Wallpaper, a double screen film that was originally commissioned by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in 2008. Wallpaper is a performative documentary in which four generations of women in the artist’s family attempt to recreate a wallpaper design that was painted by Syed’s grandmother when the artist was a child. It features Syed, her daughter, mother, and grandmother, as well as her sister, artist-filmmaker Tanya Syed. Documenting the process in video and 16mm film, the five women take turns in the film’s technical roles (performer, director, camera operator), thus de-stabilizing the relationship between filmmaker and filmed subject, and the traditional generational hierarchy. The result is a self-reflexive and delicately layered film which deals with family, memory and subjectivity. Wallpaper is shown alongside a library display of Syed’s Points of Departure (2014) and A Story Told (2004).