This is Now: Film and Video After Punk
This is Now: Film and Video After Punk Program Four – Before and After Science & Program Five – Through a Glass, Darkly
Program Four - Before and After Science: 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. Folk tales and arcane beliefs are re-imagined on Super 8 and London is turned into a bleak, austere, post-apocalyptic world.
Lost for Words
Dir. Anna Thew, UK, 1980, video, 26 min.
The Green Witch and Merry Diana
Dir. Grayson Perry, UK 1984, video, 20 min.
Men Without Hats: Safety Dance
Dir. Tim Pope, UK, 1982, video, 3 min.
Catherine De Medicis Part 2
Dir. Steven Chivers, UK, 1984, video, 25 min.
Program Five – Through a Glass, Darkly
Provocative filmmakers in the early 1980s pursued occult interests, treating the moving image like a mirror or a crystal ball; a surface of divination to remap perception and question distinctions between what is and what might be, the objective and the subjective, the body and the mind. The program includes challenging, transgressive work originally connected to the industrial scene.
Dir. Jill Westwood, UK, 1984, video, 18 min.
Winter Journey in the Hartz Mountains
Dir. Cordelia Swann, UK, 1983, video, 12 min.
Dir. Michael Kostiff, UK, 1983, video, 10 min.
Dir. Akiko Hada, UK, 1982, video, 7 min.
All Veneer and No Backbone
Dir. Holly Warburton, UK, 1980-84, video, 5 min.
23 Skidoo: F.U.G.I.
Dir. Richard Heslop, UK, 1983, video, 5 min.
Dir. Jennifer Binnie, UK, 1985, video, 3 min.
Dir. Judith Goddard, UK, 1984, video, 16 min.