Environmental Agency: A Landscape Film Programme
Tuesday March 5 2013, 18:20h
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
The awe-inspiring power of nature and its associated weather systems as explored across a range of groundbreaking works by renowned artist filmmakers. Subtle shifts in natural light, delicate tidal movements and the terraforming power of seasonal change determine the shape and structure of several of the films here. Others reflect with great beauty on the impact that nature has on our lives as an alchemical, elemental force. A timely programme for today’s changing world.
Breath (1975. William Raban. 16min); Colour Separation (1976. Chris Welsby. 2min); Colours of This Time (1972. William Raban. 4min); Water Wrackets (1975. Peter Greenaway. 12min); Three Short Landscape Films (1979. Renny Croft. 6min); Walk (1975. Jenny Okun. 5min); Bridge (1980. John Woodman. 4min); Aerial (1974. Margaret Tait. 4min); Aspect (2004. Emily Richardson. 9min); Proximity (2006. Inger Lise Hansen. 4min)
Introduced by artist John Woodman and BFI National Archive curator William Fowler.
The programme will be followed by a launch in the BFI Shop of two new LUX titles on DVD: Trilogy (Inger Lise Hansen) and Landscape Films 1977-1982 (John Woodman).