12 February 2014

Sir Christopher Frayling

As part of the launch of our winter exhibition, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, we are very proud to present the Roy Stringer Memorial Lecture in honour of FACT’s inspirational late Chairman and in partnership with Amaze. 

Sir Christopher Frayling is an award winning broadcaster, historian and critic. He has written and presented TV series including The Art of Persuasion and Strange Landscape, he was chairman of the Arts Council, the Design Council a Trustee of the V&A Museum and he was knighted for “Services to Art and Design Education” in 2001. 

In his lecture at FACT, he will explore public images of work and the office, from the origins of cinema, via the heyday of time and motion, a scientific method used to analyse work procedures, to the present day and beyond. 

Sir Christopher will be looking at how the physical environment of the office has mirrored wider assumptions about 'work' as a separate sphere. From uniform ranks of desks to the latest ideas of working from home, or within the highest-tech of settings, differing ideas of "time and motion" have never been far below the surface. 

In the products of the movie business, the office is nearly always the enemy - but what does "the office" really mean today...? What public images can plausibly capture ideas of work in the early twenty-first century? His examples will feature cinematic rarities alongside better-known films.

Tickets for his lecture are FREE and available now from the Box Office, by phone and online. For more information about Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, please visit the exhibition project page.