Robert Breer Wednesday 25 August 2010, 19h, £5 South London Gallery 65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH
Prolific American artist and filmmaker Robert Breer was pivotal in merging cinema and collage, mechanics and sculpture.
“A founding member of the American avant-garde, Robert Breer (b.1926) has been working at the forefront of experimental animation for over fifty years. The son of an inventor and engineer, Breer’s continued experimentation with a range of film and animation techniques has drawn from his deep knowledge of early cinema and cinematographic technologies. Breer is celebrated not only for his remarkable line and live action techniques, but also for fabulous collage films and his dazzling use of single-frame photography.” (Harvard Film Archive)
- 77 (1977, 16mm on DVD, 10 min) - T.Z. (1979, 16mm on DVD, 9 min) - Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons (1980, 16mm on DVD, 6 min) - Bang! (1986, 16mm on DVD, 8 min) - A Frog on the Swing (1989, 16mm on DVD, 5 min)
The screening will be preceded by Isabelle Cornaro’s “Projection” (2009), a series of cinematic sketches of red, yellow and blue paint on cardboard.
Robert Breer is curated and presented by Marie Canet, an independent film curator based in London. Robert Breer’s films are 16mm transferred to DVD, screening courtesy of the artist and galerie gb agency, Paris. Isabelle Cornaro’s film is 16mm transferred to DVD. screening courtesy of the artist and galerie Balice Hertling, Paris