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Digbeth First Friday: Screening of Dyfodiaith + Q&A with Paul Eastwood

1 November 2019

6–7pm

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Join us for the November iteration of Digbeth First Friday for a screening of Dyfodiaith + Q&A with artist Paul Eastwood as part of And what it became is not what it is now,

Dyfodiaith is a video work that explores wild tongues and severed tongues, and the historic and future context of indigenous languages in the UK. Eastwood is a Welsh speaker and working in collaboration with linguist Ll?r Titus and composer Samuel Barnes, the narrative of Dyfodiaith is sung in a speculative language based on the ancient Brythonic language, as if the Brythonic language has remained alive, evolving throughout the centuries. Dyfodiaith’s narrative is thus essentially untranslatable, and by working in this hybrid future-past language, Eastwood is exploring the constructs of language, notions of otherness and the potential of multilingualism.  

Paul Eastwood is a Wrexham-based artist with a practice that explores art as a form of social production and cultural storytelling. He creates narrated histories and futures to investigate how place and objects can communicate cultural identities. Eastwood studied at the Royal Academy and Wimbledon School of art and was the winner of the inaugural NOVA Art Prize, Wales in 2018. Recent exhibitions include: Dyfodiaith, solo project, Chapter, Cardiff; NOVA, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Arcade, Cardiff, 2018; Segrgrair, Oriel Wrecsam, Litmus Residency and Exhibition, Oriel Davies, Newtown; Unit(e) Summer school, g39, Cardiff, all 2017.

Paul Eastwood is a Wrexham-based artist with a practice that explores art as a form of social production and cultural storytelling. He creates narrated histories and futures to investigate how place and objects can communicate cultural identities. Eastwood studied at the Royal Academy and Wimbledon School of art and was the winner of the inaugural NOVA Art Prize, Wales in 2018. Recent exhibitions include: Dyfodiaith, solo project, Chapter, Cardiff; NOVA, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Arcade, Cardiff, 2018; Segrgrair, Oriel Wrecsam, Litmus Residency and Exhibition, Oriel Davies, Newtown; Unit(e) Summer school, g39, Cardiff, all 2017.