|Continuous Performances ~
26 - 30 jan 2010
|Tuesday 26th January,
3 - 8pm
Time is Love, an international video exhibition curated by Kisito Assnagngi.
Michele Beck & Jorge Calvo (USA & Costa Rica) / Sebastien Burdach (Germany) / Jen-Kuang Chang (Taiwan) / Angelica Chio (Mexico) / Angele Diabang (Senegal) / Sinasi Gunes (Turkey ) / Wim Janssen (Belgium) / Robin Kiteley (UK) / Bryan Lauch & Petra Pokos (USA & Slovenia) / Frederic Nakache (France) / Hege Dons Samset (Norway).
Thursday 28th January, 7 - 9pm
U.S. artist Noah Angell willl introduce a selection of his short films, which feature found footage - ready-made cinema.
Saturday 30th January, 12 - 6pm
Louise Colbourne will present a series of 16mm films by contemporary artists.
Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th January, 12 - 6pm
Two days of films about women and men (or the other way round)
Once upon a time, hard as it is to believe, the cinema was a part of normal life, and there were continuous performances. You went into the cinema whenever you were ready to; there was a programme that lasted about 3 3/4 hours that was repeated, with only very short breaks for refreshments, three times between midday and eleven at night, when they played the National Anthem and if you were still in the cinema you waited, on your feet, till it was over. In our case we'd left the cinema five minutes before the end of the film, in order to be in the front of the queue for the bus. Some journalist made the point recently that we didn't really care what we were seeing: it was all 'going to the cinema'.
With us there won't be adverts, or smoking, or usherettes (it wasn't a job for men). There'll be continuous performances though. Come in when you like, and if you want to catch up on the story so far there'll be someone there to tell you. Probably us. But this won’t be a 'this is where we came in' experience - the films will be shown just once. Nor will they be 'going to the cinema' films of no particular interest. They will be very interesting. At least to us.
The first day's programme, on Wednesday, is three great films about women
LOLA MONTES (Ophuls)
THE GOLDEN COACH (Renoir)
THE LIFE OF O'HARU (Mizoguchi)
the Friday is given over to three films ostensibly about men (it is our contention of course that all great films are in fact about women - that’s why men make them. Guns notwithstanding - a girl is all you need).
CARLITO’S WAY (de Palma)
OUT OF THE PAST (Tourneur)
PIERROT LE FOU (Godard)
and on Thursday we’ll show films which we can’t fit into either category and we just feel like seeing anyway
ZABRIESKE POINT (Antonioni)