The Lost Girl is an immersive film-based installation exploring climate change and the Anthropocene. It has been created by artist and King’s College academic Kate McMillan and is centred around the fictional character of a cave-dwelling girl on the coast of England.
The film narrates the experiences of a young woman seemingly alone in a dystopian future, with only the debris washed up from the ocean to form meaning and language. It is set within a future-time which suggests the decimation of civilisation as we now know it, bereft of other people.
This month, to accompany the installation, an interesting and diverse programme of events will be running at Bush House Arcade in London.
On Tuesday 4th February, there will be a Make, Do, Mend workshop with Angela Maddock. The techniques and processes of textile production are one of the most environmentally harmful practices, so in this workshop, Maddock will be sharing techniques of mending and repair to extend the life of the fabric, and building value and belonging in old clothes. Participants bring along an item to repair and learn environmentally sustainable skills such as darning, patching and button sewing.
And for those with an interest in exploring the issues of climate change, The Lost Girl: workshop with Climate Museum UK will take place on Tuesday 11th February. This interactive workshop with the Climate Museum UK will use artworks and creative making, to respond to The Lost Girl exhibition; objects become clues to regain memory, identity and sense of place. The Climate Museum UK team will offer a collection of objects to stimulate conversation and stories about the climate change situation, how it feels to be here, and where society might be headed.
Climate Museum UK is a new mobile museum creatively stirring and collecting responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Through their programmes and projects, the team help people explore climate change through creativity, as well as providing opportunities to learn about the issues and take action.
On Valentine’s Day, join the King’s Sustainability Speed Date to meet and network with researchers, students and professionals working and studying in the field of sustainability at King’s College and beyond. Engage with the research by the King’s community on display in the Arcade at Bush House and see The Lost Girl film.
There will also be artist tours taking place on 13th February and 27th February with Dr Kate McMillan, who will discuss the themes of the exhibition and invite discussion of her work.
When: Until 28th February 2020, 12pm – 5pm Monday to Friday
Where: The Arcade at Bush House, South Wing, Strand, London WC2B 4PJ
£: Free (booking may be required for special events)
More info: www.kcl.ac.uk/events/the-lost-girl