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  • Chat-Rap-7 Still from John Scarlett-Davis, Chat Rap, 1983

THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK – Performing the Self

Sat 30 Apr 2016 – Sat 30 Apr 2016 Bloc Projects (open Weds – Sat / 12pm – 6pm)
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Featuring Cerith Wyn Evans, Steve Barron, John Scarlett-Davis, Mike Mansfield & Adam Ant, Mike Mansfield & Adam Ant, John Maybury, Grayson Perry & Jennifer Binnie and The Neo-Naturists. New ways of thinking about identity, the self and the body were all part of punk’s powerful legacy. This unlikely cocktail of visionary experimental films and bright, brash pop videos shows how visual culture changed radically at the start of the 1980s. Genre boundaries became blurred and the use of masks and make-up challenged the conventions of identity construction and representation – often to the sound of a catchy electronic melody.

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.