Its time for yet another Digbeth First Friday this time we are screening, Through A Glass, Darkly! A selection of short films as part of ‘This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk’, on May 6th from 9pm.
Provocative filmmakers in the early 1980s pursued occult interests, treating the moving image like a mirror or a crystal ball; a surface of divination to remap perception and question distinctions between what is and what might be, the objective and the subjective, the body and the mind. The programme includes challenging, transgressive work originally connected to the industrial scene..
Jill Westwood, The Wound, 1984, 18 min
Cordelia Swann, Winter Journey in the Hartz Mountains, 1983, 12 min
Michael Kostiff, Liquid Video, 1983, 10 min
Akiko Hada, The Branks, 1982, 7 min
Holly Warburton, All Veneer and No Backbone, 1980-84, 5 min
Richard Heslop, 23 Skidoo: F.U.G.I., 1983, 5 min
Jennifer Binnie, Grayson/Flowers/Jewels, 1985, 3 min
Judith Goddard, Lyrical Doubt, 1984, 16 min
Please be aware that the programme contains explicit and potentially sensitive material that may not be suitable for young audiences.
The screening has been organised in partnership with LUX and the BFI National Archive and Vivid Projects.