Screen Talk: Our Lucky Hours
With Ben Platts-Mills and Sarah Lombardi
This is a live online event. Please watch on our YouTube channel or by clicking the play button below.
An online discussion between Sarah Lombardi, director of the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne and Ben Platts-Mills, author and arts facilitator, about Martine Deyres’s documentary Our Lucky Hours.
Our Lucky Hours is a thought-provoking film that tells the story of a pioneering psychiatric institution in 1930s France. The asylum was radically re-thought, with doctors, patients and nurses working side by side to run the facility, with the support of the local community. Patients were respected and integrated. They took up roles in the hospital kitchen, on local farms, they published a newspaper, and many pursued visual art practices.
For this ScreenTalk Sarah and Ben will discuss the documentary, how its themes intertwine with the work and life of Jean Dubuffet, and the relevancy of its subject matter in today's world.
This is a live online event. Please watch on our YouTube channel or by clicking the play button above.
This event has been programmed to coincide with Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty, an exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.
Sarah Lombardi was named director of the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne in March 2013. She has edited numerous publications relating to the museum’s exhibitions, as well as the Almanach de l’Art Brut (2016), a project initiated by Jean Dubuffet in 1948, and the bilingual French English Albums photographiques de Jean Dubuffet (2017).
Ben Platts-Mills has worked with the charity Headway East London since 2004, collaborating with survivors of brain injury on arts, cultural and research projects including the life-writing project Who Are You Now? (www.whoareyounow.org) and the charity’s inclusive art studio, Submit To Love Studios (www.submittolovestudios.org). He is the author of Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive (2018).