Come along to our adults only, after-hours night of entertainment exploring the themes of Bill Viola’s work, cinematography, and emotions.
Enjoy musical sets from Devon based neo-psychedelic rock band Rameagle, and their heady mix of ethereal flute, swirling synths, languid vocals, hypnotic guitars, breakbeat drums and driving fuzz bass.
Join dancer Vibha Selvaratnam as she performs and shares the artform of dynamic classical Indian dance style Bharatanatyam. She will guide you to explore stories from Hindu mythology through this ancient Indian dance style.
Carla Jenkins from Raw Writing will be hosting short creative writing sessions on the night. She will be encouraging you to take joy in the mundane, look back at moments from your past and consider what or who you love and why.
Or you may fancy the idea of taking part in a laughter yoga session with tutor Rosie Dawson. Known to reduce stress and release feel good hormones, could laughter yoga be just the tonic you need?
Listen to end-of-life doula Aly Dickinson, as she talks about her experience of providing practical and emotional support, plus spiritual if important, and preserving the quality of wellbeing, sense of identity and self-worth from the moment she is called upon. Join RAMM’s ethnography curator Tony Eccles, in our World Cultures gallery on the night, to learn more about items in our collection that show how different cultures approach death and grief.
Spend time in the Artist Rooms: Bill Viola exhibition, which explores universal human experiences – birth, death and the unfolding of consciousness. Join Professor Tom Trevor, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Curation at The University of Exeter, as he talks about the artist’s work currently on show at RAMM.
Delve further into RAMM’s collection on the night with curator Tom Cadbury who will showing our Magic Lantern collection and talking about its history. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum at the University of Exeter, the UK’s leading museum of moving image history, will also be there on the night. Explore a selection from their collection featuring the human face, from three centuries of cinema, and how faces and the emotions they inspire can affect us as audiences.
Take time out and make your own a clay Hamsa hand to take home. This palm-shaped amulet is popular throughout North Africa and in the Middle East and is seen as a sign of protection.
Or simply relax and catch-up with friends over a drink. Book your tickets now to be sure not to miss out!