Threading through time
Threading through Time
New Artist Film Screening Event
Artist Seiko Kinoshita worked on Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site art commission at Belper Strutt’s North Mill, Derbyshire in 2019. Through her research, she noticed that there is the other World Heritage Site Mill, Tomioka Silk mill in Japan. She has found interesting similarities in both country’s heritage mills and also still thriving mills in those areas such as John Smedley in Derbyshire and Usui Seishi in Gunma. Her installation ‘Threading through Time’ was installed at the historically significant basement of Belper Strutt’s North Mill in November 2019. During the exhibition, this area had extreme rainfall and her installation was flooded by 3ft flood water. However, she was fascinated by the chaotic result of the intervention of nature on her installation and continued to exhibit the altered installation until the end of exhibition period.
After seeing this powerful nature disruption, she felt that this was a reminder of our life always living alongside of Great Nature. Our society keeps changing and developing, and we think we are in charge but some things never change and has much greater power and pure beauty. She decided to make a short art film
after this experience using her collected research images, videos and sound. Some of them were from her mobile phone camera, ex-mill workers are mimicking the mill sound from their memories and the sound of cicadas at Tomioka Silk Mill.
Venue: St Peter’s Church, Belper
Time: 3pm to 4pm (see below)
Cost: FREE event – everybody welcome!
Booking: No need to book, just turn up.
3.00pm – Welcome
3.10pm – Screening of films:
‘Threading through Time 2022 (8 minutes) New film by Seiko Kinoshita
‘Threading through Communities 2019 (12 minutes) by Daniella Sasaki
3.40pm – Tea and coffee