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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

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Friday 8/19
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
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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.

Followed by:

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.

The Wound

Dir. Jill Westwood, UK, 1984, video, 18 min.

Winter Journey in the Hartz Mountains

Dir. Cordelia Swann, UK, 1983, video, 12 min.

Liquid Video

Dir. Michael Kostiff, UK, 1983, video, 10 min.

The Branks

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.

Lyrical Doubt

Dir. Judith Goddard, UK, 1984, video, 16 min.