Eveningside and Morningside at Théâtre Antique
Music by Stuart Bogie and James Murphy, Film by Harper Glantz, in a Roman Amphitheater on a warm summer evening at Les Rencontres d'Arles
AS FALL CREEPS IN, it’s nice to think back to the 4th of July, a warm summer night in the South of France, in one of the oldest Roman amphitheaters in the world. Stuart Bogie’s clarinet and James Murphy’s haunting drones rang out through the streets where Vincent van Gogh once lived and painted, with the large-scale backdrop of an atmospheric projected video meditation on the pictures and production process; Making Eveningside, by Harper Glantz. What’s more is this all happened close to midnight. It was magical.
Les Rencontres d’Arles captured the live event and you can watch it start to finish above.
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A huge thanks to Christoph Wiesner, Aurélie de Lanlay, Cécile Nédélec and everyone at Les Rencontres d’Arles; to Galerie Templon, and a special thank you to Michele Coppola and Antonio Carloni of Gallerie d’Italia, who supported and then premiered this work at their fantastic photography museum in Turin.
The live event in Arles coincided with the opening of Eveningside, an exhibition including ten years of work: Cathedral of the Pines (2013-2014), An Eclipse of Moths (2018-2019), and Eveningside (2021-2022) as well as the earlier series Fireflies (1996). The exhibition, exquisitely curated by Jean-Charles Vergne, is on view at La Mécanique générale at LUMA Arles through Sept. 24.
Stuart Bogie’s Morningside, produced by James Murphy for DFA Records, will be out October 27.
Editor’s note: The text accompanying this post was written by Juliane Hiam, Gregory’s partner and creative producer.