Special event Saturday, 13 October 2018

Last evenings by Garry Fabian Miller and Oliver Coates

The premiere performance of a fascinating and compelling film with live music accompaniment. A meditation on dusk and the inscription of the moment, Last evenings is a collaboration between photographer Garry Fabian Miller and composer Oliver Coates.

  • Saturday, 13 October 2018

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Last evenings by Garry Fabian Miller and Oliver Coates photo

The distinguished abstract photographer Garry Fabian Miller has collaborated with composer and cellist Oliver Coates to make his first film Last evenings, a 45-minute meditation on the radiance and mutability of evening light. This first public screening includes a live performance by Oliver Coates of the soundtrack he has composed in response to the completed film.

Last evenings animates a sequence of sixteen of Fabian Miller’s extraordinarily luminous camera‐less artworks. It distils and recombines their pigment and examines three motifs that have governed his photographic practice – the horizon line, the circle, and the arc of solar light that renders the world visible. It also investigates the limits of light and colour at dusk when the perceived exterior world is overtaken by the imagination.

Last evenings is drawing on the contribution of a third acclaimed artist, the poet Alice Oswald. Texts originated during the development of Last evenings will be introduced to performances and the published score in 2019.

Part of the V&A Photography Spotlight

Background image: Garry Fabian Miller