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Duggie Fields, Allen Jones, Jeff Keen, H.C.Westermann; Apr 09 — May 18 at Marlborough Contemporary, London

http://www.marlboroughcontemporary.com/exhibitions/fields-jones-keen-westermann

A fabulous group show featuring Jeff Keen work at Marlborough Contemporary in London! Till May 18th.

“Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation” – a new group exhibition opens on 22 Oct at Brighton Museum.

A new display at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will tell the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day.

Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation

Unknown to many, both Brighton and Hove have played a rich and important part in international film history.  Early film-making pioneers including George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who became known as the Brighton School and worked here at the turn of the 20th century, while Modern and contemporary filmmakers and moving image artists – like Jeff Keen, Ben Wheatley and Ben Rivers – have cemented the city’s status as a hotbed of experimental film.

Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation will explore Brighton & Hove’s success as a place for experimental film-making, and its significance nationally and internationally.

Artists’ Film Club: Frieze Video and LUX present “Soft Floor, Hard Film: Celebrating 50 Years of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op” at ICA, London

Frieze Video and LUX present Soft Floor, Hard Film: 50 Years of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op.

Formed on October 13th 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (LFMC) grew out of a series of screenings in the basement of counter-culture book store, Better Books, on Charing Cross road to become a pioneering organisation incorporating a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. Radical in its early ideals, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing moving image as an art form in the UK and internationally.

To celebrate the LFMC’s 50th anniversary, Frieze Video presents Soft Floor, Hard Film, a new short film about the organisation written and directed by artist and writer Matthew Noel-Tod.

The screening will be followed by a discussion between Noel-Tod, former LFMC members Malcolm Le Grice and Lis Rhodes, and film curator Mark Weber, and a screening of Light Music (1975), Rhodes’s iconic – and rarely seen – expanded cinema work.

The event also marks the launch of a new book, published by LUX and edited by Mark Webber. Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative 1966–76 brings together texts, interviews images and archival documents, and includes newly commissioned essays by Mark Webber, Kathryn Siegel & Federico Windhausen.

Very sad news

 

My amazing mum Jackie died this Saturday 27 Feb 2016 from pneumonia. Can’t say much more than this at the moment as am in shock and sorrow.

She was a rare talent and a true star. Her wild rebel spirit flies free with my dad’s now.

The staff at Royal Sussex County Hospital were just wonderful and did all they could for her. I’m supremely grateful for their kindness and care both to her and me.

Viva Catwoman!