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Wed 31 Mar 2010, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 1 Apr 2010, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $8.00
  • Concession for seniors and students: $6.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Messages From the Co-op: British Avant-garde Film
UK, 1967 - 1976, Exempt, 60 mins

An evening of British avant-garde film of the 1960s and 1970s, introduced by Mark Williams, Exhibition Projects Developer New Zealand Film Archive.

The 1960s and 1970s were a defining period for artists’ film and video. As collective and informal groups flourished worldwide, personal film makers were challenging cinematic convention.

In England, much of the innovation took place at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, an artist-led organisation that incorporated a distribution agency, projection and film workshop. In search of new and critical ways of working with film, several of the Co-op artists made the materiality of celluloid their subject.

Other works undercut audience expectations for cinematic escapism with duration, repetition and humour. This programme collects several films which embody the critical and creative spirit that informed the work of Anthony McCall and his contemporaries.

This special screening of filmic explorations has been brought to New Zealand courtesy of LUX, London.

Presented in collaboration with The Adam Art Gallery and their installation Anthony McCall: Drawing With Light.

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