- Still from Akiko Hada, The Branks, 1982
THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK – Through a Glass, DarklySat 07 May 2016 – Sat 07 May 2016 Bloc Projects (open Weds – Sat / 12pm – 6pm)
Featuring Jill Westwood, Cordelia Swann, Michael Kostiff, Akiko Hada, Holly Warburton, Richard Heslop, Jennifer Binnie and Judith Goddard. 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.
This is the second in a series of four screenings from the THIS IS NOW programme as part of Art Sheffield 2016. THIS IS NOW is presented in partnership with LUX and the BFI National Archive. The UK tour has been developed with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.