The Burden of Representation?, 9 July 2016

This screening and discussion explores the social, ethical and aesthetic aspects of different modes of representation, focussing on the link between experimental documentary film practices and quantitative social studies such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

The occasion will bring together the films of artist-filmmakers Margaret Salmon (Glasgow) and Janey Walklin (Leeds) with contributions from Anna McLauchlan, Lecturer in Critical Human Geography at the University of Leeds.

The programme includes a rarely seen experimental documentary film made in 1981 by Walklin with users of the Ashwood Day Centre, Headingley, and a recent Salmon's recent film which uses Maslow's Hierachy of Needs to portray the daily routines of a middle class family in Kent.

Following the screening Salmon and McLauchlan will engage in conversation around their inter-related practices.


Margaret Salmon, Pyramid (17mins, 2014)
Margaret Salmon, Ninna Nanna (8min 2006)
Janey Walklin, From A to D (6min, 1994)
Janey Walklin, So to Speak (14min, 1981)

At: 3–5pm, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, LS6 1JD

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  • The Burden of Representation?, 9 July 2016
    From A to D, Janey Walklin, 1994.