Latchis Arts announces the launch of Splice, a series of interwoven conversations around themes found in the artwork in the Latchis 4 Gallery, a monthly film screening in Latchis 4, and occasional events such as a casual lecture or music or reading or more.
The inaugural theme is memory and the sky, combining the multimedia artwork of Hannah Cummins that explores memory, loss and grief; a screening of short films on Tuesday, October 18, with the centerpiece being Chris Marker’s cine-poem on memory and love (La Jetee), and a conversation following the screening with Cummins and others.
Cummins’ artwork, a series titled With You, will be exhibited in the Latchis Gallery for the month of October. With You is part of an ongoing multimedia project rooted in the process of remembering, using art as a tool for navigating loss and grief. An opening reception will be held in the gallery during Gallery Walk on Friday, October 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. For the rest of October, the gallery will be open during regular Latchis Theatre hours and other times to be announced.
The idea of Splice is to create a program that makes a deliberate thematic connection between gallery shows and films, and with invite conversation around ideas inspired by them. “The idea is that the door between the Latchis 4 Theater and the gallery is a bridge,” said Jonathan Schwartz, Latchis Arts Board member, filmmaker and associate professor of film at Keene State College.
Cummins’ artwork will be exhibited all month in the Latchis Gallery. An evening of films and conversation connected to the exhibit will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Hannah Cummins is an artist who explores themes of memory through multimedia storytelling. Using photography, video installation and performance she works through autobiographical narrative that reflects on personal identity, family ties and notions of home and place amidst diaspora. Her series With You, exhibited in the Latchis Gallery in October is part of an ongoing multimedia project rooted in the process of remembering, using art as a tool for navigating loss and grief.
A Brattleboro resident, she sees her art practice as intrinsically tied to bringing community together through art and has been involved in several art, community and educational initiatives including The Future Collective and Brattleboro GRRRLS Camp.
Cummins earned a BA from Goddard College and has studied at Marlboro College, Burren College of Art and Oxbow School of Art. Her work has been shown at the Urbano Project in Boston, at the Massachusetts State House Violence Transformed annual showcase, Le Laboratoire in Paris and Cambridge, MA, Goddard College, as well as local shows curated through The Future Collective. This will be her first solo exhibition.
Future Splice exhibits, films and conversations are planned for November and December.
For more information, visit latchisarts.org.