A Hunger Artist
13 April – 4 May 2018
Venue: Abbeydale Picture House, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield
Preview: Friday 13 April, 6 – 8pm
Daria Martin’s most ambitious short film to date, A Hunger Artist is based upon Franz Kafka’s last short story edited from his death-bed in 1924. Futility and endurance are entwined in a story of a durational performance artist whose act of fasting is going out of fashion.
Occupying the main screen in Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House, a ‘picture palace’ built in the 1920s to present cine-variety theatre before the ‘talkies’ became popular, Martin’s film attends to resistance and human need. A landmark in the life of the Picture House, this will be the first use of the ornate balcony since its heyday in the early 20th century.
This event will be split into two sessions, to allow as many people as possible to see the film. Places on the balcony are limited, so please book your session in advance. If you have specific access requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org