Sarah Pucill: Magic Mirror
Monday 22 April 2013, 18:30h
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Bankside, London SE1 9TG
- Magic Mirror (Sarah Pucill, UK 2013, 16 mm transferred to digital video, 75 min)
This screening features the premiere of Sarah Pucill’s new film exploring the work of surrealist Claude Cahun.
Part essay, part film poem, Magic Mirror translates the startling force of Claude Cahun’s ouvre into a choreographed series of tableaux vivants. Re-staging the French Surrealist’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux Non Avenus (Confessions Untold), the film explores the links between Cahun’s photographs and writings.
Cahun’s multi-subjectivity, as expressed in both her photographs and book, set the scene for the film, where she dresses and makes her face up in many different ways, swapping identities between gender, age and the inanimate. Three women masquerade as Cahun’s characters: often it is hard to tell them apart. The splitting of identity appears as a double which persists throughout; as literal double through super imposition, as shadow, imprints in sand, reflections in water, mirror or distorting glass. Likewise, the voice is split between differently dressed voices, which at times overlap, and at times are in conversation. The kaleidoscope aesthetic that runs through the film serves not only to weave between image and word but also between the work of Cahun and the films of Sarah Pucill, creating a dialogue between two artists who share similar iconography and concerns.
The screening will be followed by a discussion between Sarah Pucill and writer, curator and artist David Campany.
Presented in association with LUX
971 Horses and 4 Zebras: Artists Apply Animation
Thursday November 29th 2012, 18:30h
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Contemporary artists increasingly are using animation techniques in a wide variety of approach and style. This international and eclectic programme celebrates the unpredictable processes of experimental animation, with a focus on how animation as a labour intensive process and form is being applied in the creation of conceptual artworks. It includes films by Geraint Evans, David Theobald, Inger Lise Hansen, James Lowne, Nathaniel Mellors, Emily Richardson, and Chris Shepherd, and the title is taken from a work by Yu Araki in which images of horses, appropriated from the internet, reference the pre-cinema animation of Eadweard Muybridge.
The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the ways in which contemporary artists approach, appropriate and apply animation techniques in their work.
971 Horses and 4 Zebras is co-curated by artist Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas (Animate Projects). An exhibition runs at Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, from 2 November – 9 December 2012 and tours to CAST (Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, and The British School at Rome, in 2013.
Filmaktion Performance: Malcolm LeGrice & Keith Rowe
Saturday 20 October 2012, 19:30h
Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action
Filmaktion is the name used by a group of filmmakers who performed together during an intense period of activity in the early 1970s. The core members – Malcolm Le Grice (b.1940), William Raban (b.1948), Gill Eatherley (b.1950) and Annabel Nicolson (b.1946) – are major figures in the development of experimental film in the UK.
In conjunction with the Filmaktion installation in the Tanks at Tate Modern, this special live performance in The Tanks on Saturday 20 October opens with a series of screenings by Malcolm Le Grice. With sound track provided by a live performance from AMM co-founder Keith Rowe, screenings will include Le Grice’s After Leonardo (1973), Horror Film 1 (1971) and Threshold (1972). This event will be followed by live screenings by William Raban and Gill Eatherley.
This event is related to the exhibition Filmaktion
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’.
Seminal American experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer is the protagonist of a month-long retrospective at the Tate Modern (3-26 February). The nineteen programmes that comprise this almost-complete survey of her work include from her latest films as the premiere in the UK of Maya Deren's sink (2011) to some of his earlier super-8 films that have been rarely screened. Hammer will also re-enact her 1979 performance Changing the Shape of Film in the Turbine Hall and present three performative lectures on different aspects of her work. Theretrospective will combine Hammer's films with the works of other filmmakers whom Hammer considers crucial influences on her own work, such as Maya Deren, Chick Strand, Stan Brakhage, Shirley Clarke, Gunvor Nelson, Chris Welsby, Gina Carducci, Cecilia Dougherty, John Greyson, William E Jones, Liz Rosenfeld, Emily Mode, Scott Berry, Kirstin Rossi and more.
Curated by Barbara Hammer and Stuart Comer
La galería online tank.tv se prapara para celebrar la diversidad de la obra motrada a lo largo de este año 2009 invitando a nueve de los artistas del programa de este año a presentar una obra inédita en el Starr Auditorium de la Tate Modern el próximo 11 de Diciembre.
El programa resultante presentará en primicia varias producciones recientes de renombrados artistas que trabajan con la 'imagen en movimiento', incluyendo a Alice Anderson, John Bock, Sebastian Buerkner, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jean-Charles Hue, Lisa Oppenheim, Steve Reinke, Michael Robinson y Mark Aerial Waller.
Duración del programa aprox 70 mins // Tickets £5 (£4 para concesiones) disponibles a través de la taquilla de la Tate.