First up will be Jim Shaw’s The Initiation Ritual of the 360 Degrees2007, a work from his ongoing investigations into the made up religion Oism, that uses dance, ritual and movement. Then, acclaimed architectural critic Reyner Banham’s 1972 BBC documentary on Los Angeles will be shown. Based on Banham’s seminal book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, 1971 the film provides an intimate portrait of Shaw’s home city, an important inspiration to him and his contemporaries.
Continue the evening with dinner or drinks next door in The Stand Comedy Club and receive a special 10% discount voucher on food/drink.
Jim Shaw: The Initiation Ritual of the 360 Degrees 2007, 8 mins Cast includes Jim Shaw, Doug Harvey and Mike Kelley amongst others.
Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 1972, BBC documentary, 52 mins
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Contact BALTIC 39
When & Where
39 High Bridge
NE1 Newcastle upon Tyne
Thursday, 6 December 2012 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
BALTIC 39 is a cultural hub for contemporary art located in the heart of Newcastle with a project space/gallery programmed by BALTIC. The building is also home to Northumbria University’s Fine Art students, thirty two artists’ studios and the BALTIC Professor.