FILM EXERCISE / NEW SEASON OF PROGRAMMES / Wed 21 September, Thurs 6 October, Thurs 10 November

21 Sep 2011 – 10 Nov 2011

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£10 for three events / £4 per screening


Bristol, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.

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FILM EXERCISE / **Light Reading** / Martha Haslanger, Elizabeth Price, Lis Rhodes, Emily Wardill / curated by Lucy Reynolds


Thursday 15 September / 18.30 Arnolfini / 16 Narrow Quay / Bristol / BS1 4QA Light Reading: Crises in Modernism and the Language of Dissent addresses the question of film language and modernism. In his polemic 1975 article ‘The Two Avant-gardes', Peter Wollen criticized the formalist tendency associated with the Structural filmmakers of the London Filmmakers' Co-operative for not confronting the politics inherent to the representational image in cinema. From a feminist perspective Laura Mulvey also queried whether a truly female film language could be forged from a formalist film practice, which did not address cinema's patriarchal forms of representation. On the cusp of a post-modern era, was Wollen right to see no political agency in formal filmmaking? And does the legacy of modernist formalism still inform current filmmaking? Curated by Lucy Reynolds, lecturer, artist and film curator The FILM EXERCISE is produced and presented by Bridget Crone and Al Cameron, Arnolfini THE FILM EXERCISE is a monthly programme of screenings and discussion that explores the urgency, social or political timeliness in curatorial approaches to artists film and video, as well as delighting in the diversity of artists' work in the field of the moving image. Season tickets: £10 (3 screenings) or £4 per screening. Forthcoming programmes include: > Thursday 6 October / En masse / Melanie Manchot, Raphael Grisey and Tehobo Edkins / curated by Maxa Zoller > Thursday 10 November / Ghost Materialities / John Hillcoat and John Carpenter / curated by Jem Noble

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