Xcèntric: Exquisite collages I & II
Friday, January 11, 20h
Saturday, January 12, 20h
Xcèntric CCCB, Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona
A selection of shorts by classic collage artists alongside new talents.
Programme 1, Jan.11, 20h
- Las Variaciones Schwitters (Alberto Cabrera Bernal, 2012, 6 min)
- Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, 1963, 4 min)
- The Garden of Earthly Delights (Stan Brakhage, 1981, 1 min 30)
- Solar Sight (Larry Jordan, 2011, 15 min)
- Odds and Ends (Jane Congel Belson Shimane, 1959, 4 min)
- Recreation (Robert Breer, 1957, 2 min)
- Jamestown Baloos (Robert Breer, 1957, 6 min)
- Unnamed Film (Caroline Avery, 1989, 45 seg)
- Fil(m) (Frédérique Devaux, 2001, 4 min)
- La Pêche Miraculeuse (Cécile Fontaine, 1995, 10 min)
- Speak (John Latham, 1962, 11 min)
Programme 2, Jan.12, 20h
- Brana Calypso Dendrita (David Domingo, Darío Peña y Dostopos (Ana Pfaff y Ari Ribas), with music of Afrika Pseudobrutismus, 2012, vídeo, 14 min (produced for the Picnic Sessions 2012 of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo))
- Rabbit (Run Wrake, 2005, 35 mm, 5 min)
- Cineblatz (Jeff Keen, 1967, 16 mm, 3 min)
- Nook & Cranny (Francien Van Everdingen, 2008, 16 mm, 3 min)
- Cats Amore (Martha Colburn, 2002, video, 2 min 30 seg)
- À la Mode (Stan Vanderbeek, 1959-1960, 16 mm, 7 min)
- Tango (Zbigniew Rybcynski, 1981, 35 mm, 8 min)
- Höhenrausch (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 1999, 16 mm, 4 min)
- Nujiman no borei / 200 000 Fantômes (Jean-Gabriel Périot, 2007, vídeo, 10 min)
- Phantom Canyon (Stacey Steers, 2006, 35 mm, 10 min)
Tate Modern: Jeff Keen
18 September – 23 September 2012
Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Jeff Keen (1923-2012) was a pioneer of experimental film whose rapid-fire animations, multiple screen projections and raucous performances redefined multimedia art in Britain.
This major installation for The Tanks at Tate Modern was conceived by Keen in response to the unique nature of the Tanks. Featuring a large, dioramic screen, the installation will demonstrate the spirit of Keen’s expanded cinema events, his early experiments in drawing, painting and animation, his fascination with surrealism and popular culture, and his radical development of multiple screen projection, cut-up soundtracks and unruly live action.
A very special live performance in the Tanks on Friday 21 September at 20.00 will feature projections and live music and actions performed by Keen’s daughter Stella Starr and a range of Keen’s collaborators, including Alan Baker, Chris Blackburn, Rob Gawthrop, Mike Movie and Jason Williams as ‘Silverhead’.
Jeff Keen: Works from the 1960s + 1970s
Elizabeth Dee Gallery
545 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011
January 12 – February 11, 2012
Opening Thursday, January 12, 18-20h
Elizabeth Dee Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition at the gallery and United States debut of paintings and films by Jeff Keen (b. 1923, UK). This important first exhibition in New York will explore in depth Keen's most influential and fundamental period of work, the 1960s and 1970s, during which he established a prolific visual practice extending to five decades of drawing, painting, experimental film, concrete poetry and performance.
Keen is primarily known as a legendary underground filmmaker whose work and activities coincided with the emergence of expanded cinema. He was one of the original participants in the 60s at the London Filmmakers Co-op. The BFI and later the British Arts Council supported and enabled Keen to make films and devise a multitude of drawings and paintings. During this period, Keen maintained jobs as a landscaper in the Parks and Recreation department of his hometown, Brighton, and sometimes as a postal worker delivering mail. The artist made movies primarily on weekends with his family and friends in an ensemble cast and his painting and drawing studio was for 40 years a repository of props and art that accumulated to extraordinary effect that has been fully documented.
Embracing the increasingly available technology of 8mm, 16mm and prevelance of American Pop imagery and Comics (and later Punk), Keen employed modes of popular media, technology and music in painting, drawing and collage using a stop frame animation process and in camera editing, resulting in active and evocative films. Utilizing a frequency of speed not found in work of the period, Keen, through the possibilities of the medium, brought new life to the significance of radical visual media.
Exploring Jeff Keen
Saturday 19 November 2011
Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street, Brighton
Presentations and discussion 11:00-15:30h
Brighton-based artist and film-maker Jeff Keen is one of the great figures of the British postwar avant-garde. Keen's work embodies a wild spirit of anarchic play, a fascination with surrealism, and a love of popular culture. A year-long retrospective in 2011/12 of Keen's work will take place throughout Brighton & Hove. The retrospective will be launched with the event Exploring Jeff Keen, a day of presentations, screenings and discussion on Keen’s work and its curation. Speakers include Frank Gray (Cinecity and Screen Archive South East), Stella Keen (Jeff Keen's daughter), William Fowler (Curator, Artists’ Moving Image, BFI) and Curators Jenny Lund and Suzie Plumb of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
Tickets are free but please reserve as space is limited. Please reserve a place by calling Brighton Museum & Art Gallery events on 03000 290902.