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Exhibition Event: Screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967)

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Chisenhale Gallery

64 Chisenhale Road

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E3 5QZ

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Selected and introduced by Luke Willis Thompson, a screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) is presented in association with MUBI. Jason Holliday was a brilliant figure from the New York underground, rumoured to have sat for a Warhol screen test, which has since been lost. Clarke’s film, shot on 16mm black and white film, is composed of non-linear takes, in which Holliday, prompted by the director, recounts and performs episodes of his life for the camera. Thompson sees the strength of the film embodied in Holliday who, despite being exposed to a sense of racism and homophobia from Clarke and her crew, has an ability to evade being fixed by the set-up in one particular rendering. The result is an ambiguous exchange, one which questions who is really being portrayed and who is being undone by this filmed situation.

MUBI is an online, curated cinema offering Chisenhale audiences a month free at mubi.com/chisenhale

The event will start at 7pm and latecomers' tickets may be reallocated.

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