Museums At Night

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Join us for a unique opportunity to visit Firstsite after hours for the national Museums at Night celebration. The galleries will be open late, offering the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting artist moving image and digital work showcased within our Screen Play season.

Throughout 2017, Firstsite is presenting selected works from Film and Video Umbrella’s (FVU) impressive back-catalogue as part of a new partnership. For Museums at Night we are joined by Jerwood/FVU Award winners Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek for a series of insightful discussions about their individual commissions and interest in moving image as an artistic medium.


7:00pm – 8:00pm
Screening of Patrick Hough’s “And If In A Thousand Years” (2017) followed by a discussion between the artist, Glynn Davis (Senior Collections and Learning Curator, Colchester Museums) and Adam Wightman (Colchester Archaeological Trust).

8:15pm – 9:30pm
Screening of Lawrence Lek’s “Geomancer” (2017) followed by an artist talk.

Patrick Hough works with moving image, photography, sculpture and installation. His recent work questions the relationship between humans and objects; exploring links between cinema, technology and museology through archives of historical film props.
Hough is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Royal College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include; Hierophanies at The Swiss Church, London; Unobservables at Narrative Projects, London; An Archeology of Cinema at Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts, Russia; Once More, with Feeling! at MOT International Project Space, London and Ouarzazate at PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin. Group shows include; Crab Walk at NGCA, Sunderland; Levitate at Museums Quartier, Q21 INTERNATIONAL, Vienna; Verto at Studiocur/art, Paris; H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow and Above The Black Line at ArtPort Gallery, Tel Aviv, amongst others.

Lawrence Lek creates speculative worlds and site-specific simulations using gaming software, video, installation and performance. Often based on real places and fictional artists, his digital environments reflect the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality. Contrasts between utopia and ruins, desire and loss, and fantasy and history appear throughout his work to symbolise this exchange. Lek is a graduate of the Cooper Union, the Architectural Association, and Trinity College, Cambridge. His work has been featured in recent exhibitions at Hyperpavilion, Venice; UCCA, Beijing; Tramway, as part of Glasgow International 2016; Seoul Museum of Art, as part of Seoul Mediacity Biennial 2016, KW Institut, Berlin, Germany; ICA, London; Cubitt Gallery, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and the Delfina Foundation, London. Prior to the Jerwood/FVU Awards, he received the Tenderflix/Tenderpixel Artist Video Award and the 2015 Dazed Emerging Artist Award.

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