16.09.2012

A Possible Lifestyle – Verity-Jane Keefe

“A Possible Lifestyle” is a new moving image work by verity Jane-Keefe which explores the town of Melksham via it’s walking routes and a script of fact and fiction narrated by a local resident. It will be screened in an empty house within the new development to
the east of the town on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2012.

Verity has spent a period of intense research in Melksham, scratching the surface to try and unpick the town’s character through it’s architecture, it’s residents and it’s history. She has worked with Phil Smith, an artist and playwright who had previously been commissioned to carry out research into the town to inform this project’s brief. Using five well used walking routes, a script has been developed that turns each route into an act in a play, navigating the landscape through a mixture of fact, folklore, local mythology, local encounters and archival research. Residents of the town feature as narrator to compliment the main protagonist, the landscape both social and physical.

Verity organised a series of artist led walks through the town in the spring with residents of the town. For the open house weekend, she will again lead walks on both Saturday and Sunday, leaving from the Art House Cafe at 11am. These walks present the opportunity for informal conversation surrounding the project and participants relationship to public space and the town.
The film will be screened to both an invited and incidental audience passing by.

Plot 93
45 Thyme Road
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 7FX

Opening night Friday 28th September 2012 6.30 – 9.00pm & Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th drop in between 12 – 5.00pm

Artist led walks at 11am on Saturday and Sunday from the Art House Cafe at Melksham Market Place, SN12 6ES. Please RSVP to indicate you will be joining and on which day.

The address is a new development so therefore will not work on Google maps. Thyme Road can be found off Snowberry lane which has been ex- tended into a new link road around the eastern edge of the development.

For more information contact:
hello@verityjanekeefe.co.uk
www.verityjanekeefe.tumblr.com

“A Possible Lifestyle” is a new moving image work by Verity Jane-Keefe which explores the town of Melksham via it’s walking routes and a script of fact and fiction narrated by a local resident. Verity has spent a period of intense research in Melksham, scratching the surface to try and unpick the town’s character through it’s architecture, it’s residents and it’s history.