AboutFilm program - curated by Georgia Korossi with the kind support of the BFI
Three weekly film programs Wednesday 16th, 23rd, and 30th June 2010
This selection of films is an adventure towards the understanding of human/machine exploitation in society. Happiness is dependant on exploration, venture and exertion. But is destruction propitious to innovation or simply a repetitive devastation that immortalises entity?
Kicking off with six films, the first screening programme explores human desires and danger, the complexity of love and the broad social roles. By extension, it denotes social responsibility in the world and cultural identity.
The focus converges upon the exploration of female experience in the second screening with the preview of Mary Zygouri's video performance Long Live the King followed by Laura Mulvey's and Peter Wollen's Riddles of the Sphinx. While in the third and final screening programme a series of archive films and contemporary video practice echoes industry, the subconscious and paradise lost.
Wednesday 30th June 2010
6pm Gallery Open
6.30pm SCREENING 3 Musty Machines 6.30pm (total duration 84')
Including EMPLOYEES AT WALKER ENGINEERING WORKS, WIGAN Mitchell and Kenyon 30 (1900) 1'24''
EMPLOYEES LEAVING WILLIAMSONS FACTORY, LANCASTER Mitchell and Kenyon 63 (1901) 1'48''
FACTORY GATE EXIT Mitchell and Kenyon 93 (c. 1901) 1'
EMPLOYEES LEAVING MESSRS VICKERS AND MAXIMS IN BARROW Mitchell and Kenyon 80 (1901) 1'30''
OPERATIVE LEAVING MESSRS PILKINGTON BROS WORKS ST HELENS Mitchell and Kenyon (1901) 1'34''
WORKERS AT BARLOW AND TWEEDDALE IRONWORKS, CASTLETON NEAR ROCHDALE Mitchell and Kenyon 75 (1905) 1'36''
THE BIRTH OF THE ROBOT Len Lye (1935) 6'24''
DREAMS Dimitrios Coumados (2001) 6'
STREET OF CROCODILES Quay Brothers (1986) 21'
DIEGO GARCIA Aikaterini Gegisian (2010) 16'
CAROUSEL Paul O'Kane (2002) 25'
8-10pm DRAWING CLUB Sebastian Lowsley-Williams
From May to July 2010, Basement Art Projects presents a twelve-week show: Happy End / A Transmitter To the Ultimate Way of Contemporary Living at Guest Projects, London. The exhibition features works by international artists Andro Semeiko, Yu-Chen Wang, Alasdair Duncan, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Ad de Jong, Sheena Macrae, Andrew Darke, Lakis and Aris Ionas, Sebastian Lowsley-Williams and Tomoko Takahashi and includes performance by Tom Eykelhof and Lesley Cook and a film programme curated by Georgia Korossi.
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