While it's not the most hospitable time, I wanted to alert the list of a
screening this Thursday afternoon in London at Central Saint Martins. It
was put together by the students (myself included) of the MRes: Moving
Image course run by CSM and LUX.
It was the result of some good research both at LUX and the British
Artists' Film and Video Study Collection. There will be a discursive
element of this program appearing on the LUX website soon which will
include short interviews with the artists whose work is being shown.
Thursday 19 March
Central Saint Martins - Lecture Theatre E002
Students in the MRes Art: Moving Image programme at Central Saint
Martins/LUX present a screening in response to The New Pluralism, a
mid-decade survey of British film and video art held at the Tate Gallery in
April 1985. Curators Michael O’Pray and Tina Keane selected nearly one
hundred works for the exhibition in an ambitious attempt to map the
pluralistic practices and politics that emerged as a reaction against the
Structuralist aesthetic of 1970s British experimental film. Revisiting this
exhibition as a moment rather than a movement, the students will reactivate
some of these works within a contemporary critical framework. Works shown
as part of this programme will include Kim Flitcroft and Sandra
Goldbacher’s Scratch video supercut Night of a Thousand Eyes (1984) and
Mark Wilcox’s surreal, proto-Lynchian videotape Calling the Shots (1984).
They will also invite these artists to reflect on the moment of The New
Pluralism and its legacy in British art and beyond. These interviews will
appear on the LUX website.
Blue Monday, Duvet Brothers (4 min, 1984)
Silent Film, Michael Maziere (15 min 1982)
Scratch Free State, George Barber (5 min, 1984)
Calling the Shots, Mark Wilcox (12 min, 1984)
Visual Art Songs for the 80s (#2: Beatnik), Marty St. James & Anne Wilson
(5 min, 1984)
Night of 1000 Eyes, Kim Flitcroft & Sandra Goldbacher (28 min,1984)
Part of the symposium Now That's What I Call Pluralism, presented as part
of the Strangelove Moving Image Festival at Central Saint Martins.
Free, booking essential.
Book here: https://system.spektrix.com/platformtheatre/website/
British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection:
Strangelove Moving Image Festival: http://strangelove2015.tumblr.com/
LUX Moving Image: http://www.lux.org.uk/
FrameWorks mailing list