+ Q&A with Jenny Okun and Graham Stevens
This programme reflects on how notions of performance, experimental sound and the body could be explored through film. Includes world premiere of new 2K scan of 1978 Throbbing Gristle film After Cease to Exist.
Drawing on extremely rare experimental works from the 1970s, this programme reflects on how notions of performance, experimental sound and the body could be explored and presented through film. The status of art changed in the wake of the Sixties happening, a phenomenon that had centred on process and live experience, and these titles contributed to new ways of thinking about creativity, notably referencing change, decay and time. Infused with dark counter-cultural energy and constructed with palpable DIY directness, they connect to a London that was run down, yet changing. See films by The Lacey Family, Peter Dockley, Jules Baker, Graham Stevens, Jenny Okun and COUM Transmissions/Throbbing Gristle. All the artists had studios with SPACE which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Outside In (1973)
Dir John Lewis & Dennis Lowe (extracts), 11min
Dir Graham Stevens, 17min
Dir Peter Dockley 13min
The Lacey Rituals (1973)
Dir The Lacey Family (extract), 10min
Dir Jenny Okun, 10min
After Cease to Exist (1978)
Dir COUM Transmissions/Throbbing Gristle 20min. (New 2K transfer from the original 16mm film with restored stereo soundtrack)
We look forward to welcoming artists Jenny Okun and Graham Stevens for a Q&A with BFI curator William Fowler after the screening.
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