Venue: Cinema 2
Dates: Saturday 7 November


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Home Taping: Scratch Video with George Barber

Cinema 2


In the early 1980s, the mainstream media was treated like a giant library to be plundered for provocative play and subversion. Whether by filming their television screens with a Super 8 camera or deftly copying tape-to-tape, artists appropriated and spliced together disparate material to disrupt the dominant ideologies of the age and produce new visual music.

The programme features notable examples from the highly influential Scratch Video movement, including the seminal works Tilt and Branson by George Barber, plus films by the Duvet Brothers and Gorilla Tapes.

‘Home Taping’ is one of seven curated film programmes from the major new touring project THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK. Presented by LUX in partnership with the BFI National Archive, the series looks at artists’ film and video from the post-punk era (1978–85) when inexpensive, domestic technology gave rise to new modes of expression and a strident DIY approach.

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The screening will be introduced by George Barber and will be followed by a conversation between Barber and Rik Lander (Duvet Brothers). 

Free but ticketed - contact the Box Office on 029 2030 4400 


Cerith Wyn Evans, The Attitude Assumed: Still Life With Still Born, 1980, 19 min

Jill Westwood, Skinheads and Roses, 1983, 7 min

Jeffrey Hinton, Pop Dolphin, c.1983, 23 min

George Barber, Tilt, 1984, 6 min

George Barber, Branson, 1983, 2 min

Duvet Brothers, Blue Monday, 1984, 4 min

Gorilla Tapes, The Commander in Chief, 1984, 4 min

George Barber & George Snow, Art of Noise: Legs, 1985, 6 min

Cordelia Swann, Passion Tryptych, 1982, 4 min


Total running time: 75 min


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