Filmaktion Study Day
Thursday 18th October 10.30am - 1.30pm
Tate Modern, McCaulay Seminar Room
Multi-screen projections, film projected with performance, film installation works...these are now all accepted ways of encountering artists moving image in galleries and museums. However, the very first examples of this fusion of film with other art forms emerged from London in the late 1960s through the pioneering work of artists such as David Crosswaite, Gill Eatherley, Malcolm le Grice, Annabel Nicolson, and William Raban. Experimenting with filmmaking at the London Filmmakers Co-operative, and engaged in the music and art scene of late 60s London, their unique film performances and installations tested the potential of the cinematic medium - for the spectator as well as the filmmaker. This morning of screenings and discussions accompanies a week of performances and installation by Gill Eatherley, Malcolm le Grice and William Raban in Tate's Oil Tanks.
Organised by LUX, and led by Dr Lucy Reynolds, the workshop unfolds the rich context of art, film and music in London, from which this unique expanded cinema form developed, and discusses the philosophies behind the heady fusions of film, performance and sculpture forged by these artists. Discussion will be accompanied by screenings of rare films from the LUX collection - itself strongly linked to the legacy of the London Filmmakers' Co-op. The artists themselves will also be available to come and join the discussion.
£5, avanced booking only through Eventbrite