Janette Parris launches a new animated film and comic this Autumn celebrating everyday life in Hatfield.
Following intense research in situ over the summer, Parris will create a new visual portrait of the town’s communities, places and activities, accompanied by a soundtrack composed by the artist. This snapshot of Hatfield will seek to make visible what is sometimes hidden and overlooked.
Embedding herself in the town for a number of weeks, Parris will capture the local stories and protagonists of Hatfield with affection and poignancy, fictionalising them to make relevant comments and observations about the state of this Hertfordshire town, and perhaps our entire nation, in 2017. She will visit local cafes, shops, supermarkets and the library, and attend community group meetings and events.
Hatfield Conversations will be screened concurrently in the town centre and on the University of Hertfordshire campus where it will be accompanied by an exhibition of related films, drawings and publications.
Hatfield Conversations is co-commissioned by St Albans Museums and UH Galleries, supported by Arts Council England.
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