Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp

Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp

SATURDAY 29 APRIL – SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 // In April 2016, Cumbrian artist Derek Eland, became the first ever artist in residence at Everest Base Camp, living in a temporary community with 1000 people.  Many there were climbers and Sherpas preparing to summit; others included trekkers, camp workers, medical teams and rescue team members.

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‘Being Human at Base Camp’, which will fill Rheged’s Gallery, is the first chance to experience Derek’s unique journey, which has been described as extraordinary, moving and surreal. Through material collected at Base Camp, including hundreds of raw and confessional handwritten accounts from the artist’s unique “Diary Room” plus photography, social media and video, Derek Eland shares his thought-provoking experience of his 6-week residency and reveals what it is like to ‘be human’ in the harsh environment of Everest Base Camp.

Dates

  • Sat 29 April 2017 - Sun 02 July 10.00pm - 5.00pm

INFO

  • COST
    Free entry
  • OPENING TIMES
    10am - 5pm

BASE CAMP FILM SEASON

The Epic Of Everest 1924

BASE CAMP FILM SEASON

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Associated talk

Being Human at Base Camp Lecture Series – Stephen Venables