Jem Finer, 51º 30’ 44” N, 0º 0’ 38, 2015. Video still. © the artist.

Jem Finer
51º 30’ 44” N, 0º 0’ 38

2016

Responding to an invitation to spend a year in one place, Jem Finer’s 51º 30’ 44” N, 0º 0’ 38″ E is a sonic exploration from the location of his studio at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Listening and looking eastwards, at the point where the rivers Lea and Thames meet, it draws on field recordings, musical compositions and films made during all hours of day and night over the course of 12 months. Encompassing the cycles of the seasons and temporal, meteorological and astronomical shifts, the work is presented as a film in which the dimension of sound is given priority over the visual.

The work is approx 30 minutes long and can be viewed at any time.

The day also incorporated a Q&A with Jem Finer in the Sea Cadets’ Hall 

Jem Finer in conversation, 2016. Image: Bernard G Mills

Jem Finer in conversation, 2016. Image: Bernard G Mills

Filmed, composed, performed, recorded and edited by Jem Finer.

Produced and curated by Gareth Evans and Steven Bode (Film and Video Umbrella) as part of Stay Where You Are.

Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. FVU is supported by Arts Council England

Jem Finer