Independent Frames: Bodymania

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From morphing bodies engaged in rapturous copulation (Desire Pie) to disembodied parts (The Club, Seed Reel), artists respond to the waning sexual revolution and the women’s movement, expressing agency and stimulation while at the same time depicting complex forms of desire. With the remove from photorealism allowing freedom to craft shocking imagery, films like Flesh Flows and Asparagus depict impossible anatomy and unusual couplings, opening the possibilities of sex as allegorical representation of creation, regeneration and the transferal of energy.

Programme

  • Suzan Pitt, Whitney Commercial (USA 1973, 16mm, colour, sound, 3 min). Print preserved by the Academy Film Archive 
  • Don Duga, Bust Bag (USA 1964, 16mm, colour, sound, 6 min). Print courtesy the Film-makers’ Cooperative, New York
  • Mary Beams, Tub Film (USA 1972, 16mm, colour, sound, 2 min). Print courtesy the Circulating Film & Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Mary Beams, Seed Reel (USA 1975, 16mm, colour, sound, 4 min). Print courtesy the Circulating Film & Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • George Griffin, The Club (USA 1975, digital file, colour, sound, 4 min). 
  • Mary Beams, Rain Seeds (USA 1975, 16mm, colour, sound, 2 min). Print courtesy the Circulating Film & Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Mary Beams, Solo (USA 1975, 16mm, colour, sound, 4 min). Print courtesy the Circulating Film & Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Maureen Selwood, Odalisque (USA 1980, digital file, colour, sound, 12 min). 
  • Lisa Crafts, Desire Pie (USA 1976, 16mm, colour, sound, 5 min). Print courtesy the artist
  • Suzan Pitt, Crocus (USA 1971, 16mm, colour, sound, 7 min). Print preserved by the Academy Film Archive, courtesy the artist
  • Adam Beckett, Flesh Flows (USA 1974, 16mm, colour, sound, 6 min). Print courtesy Canyon Cinema
  • Suzan Pitt, Asparagus (USA 1979, 35mm, colour, sound, 20 min). Print preserved by the Academy Film Archive, courtesy the artist

Please note that this programme contains content of a sexual nature.

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Dates: 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
17:00 to 19:00

Venue: 

  • Bankside
    SE1 9TG   London , London
    Reino Unido
    51° 30' 29.3076" N, 0° 5' 54.8628" W