Thu, 22 Sept|
Marie de France - the female cultural workforce with Gail Borrow
Marie in the Margins video installation director Gail Borrow discusses how she has approached the portrayal of a female cultural workforce, reflecting on how the lives of medieval female artists working in the margins have real relevance for the creatives of today.
Time & Location
22 Sept 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
Bexhill Museum, Egerton Rd, Bexhill, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HL, UK
About The Event
Marie in the Margins video installation director Gail Borrow discusses how she has approached this portrayal of a female cultural workforce. Exploring Marie de France’s collection of twelfth-century lai stories through the lens of modern cultural innovators, she considers portrayal of women writers and the symbolism they seek for their female characters.
As Gail explains: “Medieval women are predominantly positioned at the heart of the home, symbolised as mothers of newborn babies in madonna imagery. This project highlights medieval women working on the fertile margins who reflect the vibrant female workforce in Hastings’ cultural sector today.”