Weaving together film and video, often utilising religious imagery and introducing colour effects and surface texture, filmmakers generated a new, vividly transcendental style by the end of the post-punk era. Key examples of this sensual, visually mature work are presented alongside other dynamic, hallucinogenic pieces that explore the dreamlike state.
John Maybury, The Technology of Souls, 1981, 11 min
Sophie Muller, In Excelsis Deo, 1983, 26 min
Cerith Wyn Evans, The Miracle of the Rose, 1984, 25 min
John Maybury, The Union Jacking Up, 1985, 18 min
Rating: Cert 15
Duration: 78 mins
Part of This is Now: Film and Video After Punk exhibition and events at The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art. www.plymouthart.ac.uk/latest/calendar/this-is-now-film-and-video-after-punk-exhibition
This is Now: Film and Video After Punk is a major touring project presented by LUX and the BFI National Archive. The UK tour has been developed with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. A selection of screenings from the full programme will be shown each week during the exhibition.
Still from Cerith Wyn Evans, The Miracle of the Rose, 1984