Emily Richardson

Urban Wandering – Film and the London Landscape at the Barbican Cinema

Emily Richardson shorts showing with Manu Luksch’s Faceless at the Barbican Cinema as part of the Urban Wandering season of films. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the directors and Gareth Evans.

Cinema 3 (Beech St)

1st October

Manu Luksch’s sci-fi film uses images from CCTV video-surveillance systems in London, obtained by Freedom of Information requests. In this daring work, she moulds a familiar London into an eerie and oppressive place, where everyone is faceless. One morning, a woman finds she has a face and journeys to rediscover its lost power and history.

UK 2008 Dir Manu Lukusch 50 min

Memo Mori

A journey through Hackney tracing loss and disappearance, with commentary and readings from Hackney, That Red Rose Empire by Iain Sinclair.
UK 2009 Dir Emily Richardson 23 min


Block looks at the incidental activity that takes places inside and outside a tower block in South London over the period of several months.
UK 2005 Dir Emily Richardson 11 min


Shot in deserted streets around the East End of London and Docklands.
UK 2002 Dir Emily Richardson 5 min


Standard – £10.50 online /
£11.50 on the door

Barbican Members – £8.40 online /
£9.20 on the door

Concessions – £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18s – £6