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Crystal Gazing (Dir. Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen 1982)

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Art at the Frontier of Film Theory: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen

22 March - 24 May 2019, Peltz Gallery

This screening accompanies the exhbition Art at the Frontier of Film Theory: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen.

Curated by Oliver Fuke and Nicolas Helm-Grovas in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Essay Film Festival. Supported by CHASE.

Crystal Gazing (Dir. Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen 1982, 92 minutes)

Crystal Gazing is an experimental feature film. Set during Margaret Thatcher’s first administration, it is concerned with the lives of four ‘cultural workers’ in London. One of the many remarkable aspects of this film is its dialogue with other forms of independent cultural production, most notably comedy, theatre, and music. It features a special soundtrack, much of which of composed especially for the film, by British musician Lora Logic.


Art at the Frontier of Film Theory: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen

22 March - 24 May 2019

Peltz Gallery

This screening accompanies the exhbition Art at the Frontier of Film Theory: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen.

Curated by Oliver Fuke and Nicolas Helm-Grovas in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Essay Film Festival. Supported by CHASE.

This exhibition uses the gallery space to refract the work of Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen through the prism of art. Primarily known as film theorists and filmmakers, engagement with art and artists has always been a central dimension of Mulvey and Wollen’s activities. Their numerous documentaries and ‘theory films’ about or featuring artists are evidence of this, as well as their role as important interlocutors for artists, together with their critical writings, teaching, artwork, and their curating of path-breaking exhibitions like ‘Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti’ (Mulvey/Wollen, 1982) and ‘On the Passage of a Few People Through A Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International’ (Wollen, 1989).

Art at the Frontier of Film Theory presents moving image works, audio recordings, drawings, diagrams, photographs and archival materials in order to map the co-ordinates of two transdisciplinary, overlapping practices. It includes collaborations, conversations and interactions with figures such as Kathy Acker, Victor Burgin, Emma Hedditch, Mary Kelly, Mark Lewis and Kerry Tribe.

As well as proposing that Mulvey and Wollen can be understood within the broader frame of artists or art theorists influenced by feminism and socialism, the exhibition utilises the university context to suggest their important role as teachers of younger artists and the mutual influence between academic and artistic work.

For more opening hours and details on the exhibition please visit the Peltz Gallery website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/research/peltz-gallery/peltz-gallery-exhibitions-and-events/Art_at_the_Frontier_of_Film_Theory


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