Unseen: the Lives of Looking

Sunday 12 June 2016

Cinema, Horsebridge Arts Centre

Dryden Goodwin
(2015, UK, 90 mins)

Unseen focuses on four individuals who have extraordinary relationships to looking, mixing Goodwin’s closely observed drawings with live-action and an intricate soundtrack. Featuring an eye surgeon, a NASA planetary explorer, a human rights lawyer and Goodwin himself, the film presents a variety of perspectives, ranging from the minute details of surgery to panoramic expanses of space. It considers the physical act of looking, the tools we use to perceive the world around us and how these relate to our identities. “A film that channels a powerful sense of humanity. Enigmatic, sumptuously produced portraits that feel truer and more revealing than a biographical tome.” Apollo Magazine.

Unseen, The Lives of Looking was supported by an Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust, alongside funding from Royal Museums Greenwich, Arts Council England and Red Bee Media.

Please note: this film has not been classified by the BBFC. If you have any questions about the suitability of unclassified films, please ask a member of staff or email

Book tickets: £5 (£4 concessions).
Whitstable Biennale Film Pass: £15 (£10 concessions).