Essentials: Dreams

18 Jan 2008

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£5 (£4 concessions)

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge

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Preview screening of programme of classic artists films


Cinema has flirted with the fantastic since its origins, but the most potent and penetrating explorations of the unfathomable world of the unconscious can be found in artists' work. Essentials: Dreams collects together the mythic, the nightmarish and the psychedelic to present pioneering artists' wondrous visions revealing cinema in all its magical intensity.
Curated and presented by George Clark.

Un chien andalou, Luis Buà±uel / Salvador Dalà­, France, 1929
Les Jeux des anges, Walerian Borowczyk, Poland, 1964
Meshes of the Afternoon, Maya Deren, USA, 1943
Dimensions of Dialogue, Jan Svankmajer, Czechoslovakia, 1982
Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, USA, 1974-78
Our Lady of the Sphere, Lawrence Jordan, USA, 1969

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