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Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative 1966-76

Mon 25 Apr - Sun 17 Jul 2016

Tate Britain, Archive Gallery

This display traces the first decade of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative through a selection of documents, ephemera and films from the period. The LFMC was founded in October 1966 as a non-commercial distributor of avant-garde cinema. In contrast to similar groups that emerged around the world, it grew to incorporate a distribution service, cinema space and film laboratory. Within this unique facility, filmmakers were able to control every aspect of the creative process. Many explored the material aspects of celluloid, whilst others experimented with multiple projection and performance-based ‘expanded cinema’. Despite the physical hardship of its survival, this artist-led organisation asserted the significance of British work internationally, and contributed towards today’s vibrant culture of artists’ moving image.

Curated by Mark Webber. Presented by LUX in association with the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection.

With thanks to Inga Fraser, David Curtis, Steven Ball, Alejandro Fernandez Moreno, Peter Gidal, William Cobbing and the Cobbing Family Archive.

More information here.

The book Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative & British Avant-Garde Film 1966-76 is now available in the LUX shop.

Telegram announcing formation of LFMC, 1966