Harriet Plewis: Loving Attention

For this special day-long event, Tyneside Cinema’s Gallery auditorium becomes an informal viewing-and-moving space—a living room in which audiences are invited to watch films, lie down and listen close for a programme of film screenings, group visualisation and listening activities, and live performance.

Punctuated by films developed by Harriet Plewis with Deborah Bower during the project Reading Room: meeting the universe halfway, the programme includes work by The Otolith Group, Alex Martinis Roe, Anna Lucas and Rehana Zaman that amplifies themes around life-wide learning and feminism. Group activities led by Plewis will draw on and inform the screenings in turn. The day finishes with an evening gig of songs.

Selected as part of the Projections open call.

Sunday 19 May 2019
10.00 - 22.00
Tyneside Cinema (Gallery)
Book tickets
Day ticket £18 / £12 (includes lunch & dinner); single events £6 / £4

About the artist

Harriet Plewis is a London based artist. Her activity is rooted in moving image, performance and the contexts of feminist pedagogies. Plewis’s projects are concerned with the conditions for co-creation and often draw on sound, movement, interior design, rehearsal techniques and philosophical writings. She facilitates devised exhibitions and film works and is currently developing a practice of ‘expanded reading’ wherein the way in which textual knowledges are exchanged can be coaxed beyond a relationship between the lone eye and the page.

Individual events

Loving Attention: workshop & film screening


Sunday 19 May 2019
10.00 - 12.30 (+ lunch at 12.30)

Loving Attention: film screening + Deep Listening


Sunday 19 May 2019
14.00 - 16.30

Loving Attention: film screening


Sunday 19 May 2019
17.00 - 18.30 (+ dinner at 18.30)

Loving Attention: gig and film screening


Sunday 19 May 2019
20.00 - 22.15


A delicious breakfast morsel, lunch and dinner made by artist and baker Heather Bonnie Reid is available to all day-ticket holders.

Flapjack made with dried fruits, golden syrup and tahini

Selection of salads, dips and brittle star shaped sourdough breads.

Cous cous salad with artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, fresh herbs.

Leafy salad with cannellini beans, horse radish, fresh herbs and topped with toasted seeds.

Fresh houmous and babaganoush; brittle star shaped breads with varies toppings: olives, onion seeds, salt, seaweed

Choice of mushroom or butternut squash soup, with sourdough focaccia

Mushroom soup, made with white, chestnut & oyster mushrooms, potatoes, leek, wild garlic, parsley and rosemary.

Roast butternut squash soup, with sweet potatoes, carrots, chilli, ginger, coconut and coriander.

Access information

We want to ensure that this event is equally accessible for all audiences. For Loving Attention, the Gallery will be transformed into an informal ‘relaxed screening’ room, where audience can choose between chairs, cushions and sitting or lying on the floor. 

The auditorium will not be blacked out during film screenings and the sound volume will be moderated and/or accompanied by warnings for those with sensory conditions (see individual sessions for further details).

Everyone will be free to come and go from all sessions as they please. A breakout space will be accessible in the Headspace room on Floor 3 throughout the day.

Lunch, 12.40 – 14.00

Salad and bread provided by collaborating artist and baker Heather Bonnie Reid in the Figgis Suite. Available only for day ticket holders and those attending both Session 1 and Session 2.

Dinner, 18.30 – 20.00

Soup and bread provided by collaborating artist and baker Heather Bonnie Reid in the Figgis Suite. Available only for day ticket holders and those attending both Session 3 and Session 4.