In Conversation: Benjamin Jenner with Simon Lewandowski
- Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021, 17:00 –
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: Free
Postgraduate researcher Benjamin Jenner will be in conversation with Simon Lewandowski, writer and director of The Mind Is Flat: a performance for two voices and one actor.
The event will include a screening of the performance (ca. 20 minutes).
Free, All welcome.
About the speakers
Simon Lewandowski is an artist who teaches: an Associate Professor of Fine Art in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.
Benjamin Jenner is a Fine Art postgraduate researcher in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
About The Mind Is Flat: a performance for two voices and one actor
“This is the recording of a first version of a new performance work; it was written for live performance but, over a number of weeks during lockdown it was workshopped and rehearsed with Richard Lowdon online using Zoom. I was in London, Richard in Sheffield. I am hoping that at some point we will be able to stage an expanded version of the piece for live audiences. I am very grateful to Richard for his craft as an actor and his advice and insight as we refined the piece. I would also like to thank Bill Broady and Richard Price, both of who gave me invaluable help in the early stages of writing.
“It takes the title of Nick Chater's book The Mind is Flat but is not in any way an attempt to stage or interpret his work on human cognition; reading his book has certainly been an important influence on this and other work, but in truth I just couldn't resist the wordplay (given that one of the protagonists is a vinyl LP).”
This event will be hosted on Zoom.
To book your place, please register here via Eventbrite.
Still from The Mind Is Flat: a performance for two voices and one actor, by Simon Lewandowski.