Performing the Self

Performing the Self

8.7.2016, 19:50

New ways of thinking about identity, the self, and the body were all part of punk’s powerful legacy. This unlikely cocktail of visionary experimental films and bright, brash pop videos shows how visual culture changed radically at the start of the 1980s

 

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Home Taping

Home Taping

8.7.2016, 21:30

The mainstream media was treated like a giant library to be plundered for provocative play and subversion in the early 1980s. Artists grabbed and juxtaposed disparate material to disrupt the dominant ideologies of the age and create new visual music

 

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Just Images

Just Images

9.7.2016, 14:00

The moral, political, and symbolic integrity of the image itself is interrogated and overturned in these richly textured films. One of the singularly most stunning and ambitious Super 8 works of the era: the existential gender bending Court of Miracles directed by John Maybury

 

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Before and After Science

Before and After Science

9.7.2016, 15:40

Grayson Perry, Anna Thew, and Steven Chivers conjure strange, new, lo-fi worlds with the help of close friends and collaborators, resisting both modern Christian patriarchy and the conventions of traditional movie-making

 

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Through a Glass, Darkly

Through a Glass, Darkly

10.7.2016, 14:00

Provocative filmmakers in the early 1980s pursued occult interests, treating the moving image like a mirror or a crystal ball. The programme includes challenging, transgressive work originally connected to the industrial scene

 

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Video Killed the Radio Star

Video Killed the Radio Star

10.7.2016, 15:30

Early independent video releases were the revolutionary, DIY antidote to a television system that was only just gearing up to a fourth channel. This eclectic selection includes a very rare title by John Smith and punchy, stuttering Scratch Video works by the Duvet Brothers, Gorilla Tapes and George Barber

 

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