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This is Now: Film & Video After Punk

Program Six – Video Killed the Radio Star & Program Seven – Entering the Dream Space

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Friday 8/26
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
FREE IHP Members & Residents

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Program Six – Video Killed the Radio Star
Early independent video releases were the revolutionary, DIY antidote to a television system that was only just gearing up to a fourth channel. They bypassed censorship and provided a platform to the marginalised and unsanctioned. This eclectic selection includes a very rare John Smith title and punchy, stuttering Scratch Video works by The Duvet Brothers, Kim Flitcroft & Sandra Goldbacher, Gorilla Tapes and George Barber.

Echo & the Bunnymen: Shine so Hard

Dir. John Smith, UK, 1981, video, 32 min.

The Miners’ Campaign Tapes: The Lie Machine

Dir. Various, UK, 1984, video, 16 min.

The Greatest Hits of Scratch Video vol. 2

Dir. Various, UK, 1984, video, 28 min.

Followed by:

Program Seven – Entering the Dream Space

Weaving together film and video, often utilising religious imagery and introducing colour effects and surface texture, filmmakers generated a new, vividly transcendental style by the end of the post-punk era. Key examples of this sensual, visually mature work are presented alongside other dynamic, hallucinogenic pieces that explore the dreamlike state.

The Technology of Souls

Dir. John Maybury, UK, 1981, video, 11 min.

In Excelsis Deo

Dir. Sophie Mueller, UK. 1983, video, 26 min.

The Miracle of the Rose

Dir. Cerith Wyn Evans, UK, 1984, video, 25 min.

The Union Jacking Up
Dir. John Maybury, UK, 1985, video, 18 min.