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Throughout March, Eston Arts Centre will be premiering Solstice – a new film by Morgan Black, via their social media pages.

Morgan Black is a gender nonconforming artist, whose experience includes performance, digital video, drawing, sound/music and written and spoken narrative. Featured in print by the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, their work demonstrates incredible talent and effortlessness. Morgan Black is also a prominent activist for LGBTQIA+ causes, as well as one of the founding members for Dundee-based art collective the Queer Dot, which strengthens queer voices through online and public shows.

Talking about Solstice, Morgan Black writes: “The film focuses on the poetic mythological interpretations of winter and, specifically, the Solstice – which is the turning point of the year in many cultures and societies. Channelling the works of Robert Graves, the film explores the relationship between landscape, natural cycles, nature, and human interpretations of, and relationships with, these themes.”

Drawing inspiration from Graves’ lunar cults and scholars of mythology Joseph Campbell and Jane Harrison, along with philosopher Eugene Thacker’s ‘world in itself’ thoughts, dark ecology and black metal music.

Solstice by Morgan Black will be premiered on Eston Arts Centre’s social media pages from 1st-31st March

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