Shorelines Artist Talk & Screening: Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen will be in discussion with Steven Bode, Director of FVU, about Larsen's moving-image work 'Portrait of a River' and accompanying publication of the same name. Larsen's film 'Portrait of a River' is an evocative study of the sometimes overlooked, strangely indeterminate landscape through which the River Thames cuts its sluggish, widening course on its journey out to sea. With a nose for a story and an eye for illuminating detail, Larsen's film encourages us to look again at the people and places that give the estuary its deceptively distinctive, deep-seated character.
The film is comprised of 'chapters' that carry a powerful emotional weight, shining a light on some of the longstanding trades that ply its currents and uncovering the fluctuating histories of the disparate communities that line its edge. Portrait of a River' by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen was commissioned by FVU and Museum of London. Co-produced by FVU and The Cultureship. Supported by Arts Council England. Logos: FVU, Museum of London, Danish Arts Foundation, Arts Council England.