Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Seminar & Film Screening

Texts and Testimonies: 22nd June 2011, Henry Moore Institute Leeds

This one-day seminar programmed to accompany the Henry Moore Institute exhibition The Creation of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.  In the evening, Ken Russell will introduce the screening of his 1972 film, Savage Messiah, at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds.

The symposium focuses attention on the ways in which Gaudier’s life and work have been written about by those who knew him.  The recent publication of a new scholarly edition of Jim Ede’s Savage Messiah by the Henry Moore Institute in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard gives us the opportunity to reconsider the broader historiography of Gaudier-Brzeska and by focusing on individual figures, their friendships with Gaudier-Brzeska and their texts we hope to create discussion about the important ramifications of these texts and testimonies for our understanding of Gaudier’s life and work today.

Places are limited so please do book in advance.  A full programme for the day’s events will be announced shortly.  Tickets: £10/£5 concessions, please contact Kirstie Gregory, kirstie@henry-moore.org to book.

Tickets for the film screening must be booked separately and are available through the Hyde Park Picture House, (www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk).

One comment

  1. Oh, man I wish I could be here. I love Henri. I wrote a book of poems about him, Ezra Pound, and the Vorticists. Ede’s Savage Messiah was the spark that got me going.

    If you are interested, my book is Henri, Sophie, & the Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound: Poems Blasted from the Vortex.”

    It’s for sale here: http://www.amazon.com/Henri-Sophie-Hieratic-Head-Pound/dp/1935402560
    or here: http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781935402565/henri-sophie-amp-the-hieratic-head-of-ezra-pound-poems-blasted-from-the-vortex.aspx

    Some sample poems are on Verse Daily here: http://www.versedaily.org/2009/sophiescottage.shtml
    and here: http://www.versedaily.org/2009/acorpseofvortices.shtml

    Please tell Ken Russell about this book. I’ve been trying in vain to reach him. I can send him a copy and you if you want.

    Find Beauty,
    :^)>
    Tom Holmes

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