with Ulrike Haage
opening performance: 14 November
exhibition continues to 9 December
Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project, Cornwall
The Eden Project and Cape Farewell present the premiere of Beth Derbyshire’s live performance and film work,Â Anthem, with music by composer Ulrike Haage.Â Anthem is a trilogy of films with a choral component, exploring notions of land, place and nation.
Anthem assembles ideas around nationality, identity and language using the symbols of landscape and song to explore our cultural relationship to landscape. Song and landscape have long been associated with expressions on nation. Derbyshire borrows from sources such as national anthems, ancient land names and etymology to capture cultural and natural settings, to explore the connections between people and landscape through balancing components of voice, music, word and image.
The opening events will feature the early music ensemble Stile Antico. Beth Derbyshire will be in conversation with Ulrike Haage and Dr. James Ryan, Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Geography, Exeter University.
Anthem was filmed in Newfoundland, the UK and in the Arctic during the Cape Farewell research expedition of 2007.