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A programme of early work by two pre-eminent directors of the American Underground, Robert Breer (1926-2011) and Black Mountain College alumnus Stan VanDerBeek (1927-84), working in the spirit of Dadaist collage and abstraction… and featuring a healthy Dadaist sense of humour and the absurd.
Includes Science Friction (1959) and Jamestown Baloos (1957).
The programme will be followed by a ScreenTalk with Mark Bartlett, a Stan VanDerBeek Scholar and tutor at the University for the Creative Arts, and Suzanne Buchan, Professor of Animation Aesthetics at Middlesex University with publications such as The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom (2011). Additionally, they work respectively as Associate Editor and Editor of Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal.
Stan Vanderbeek Programme
Wheels No 2
US 1958 5 min
US 1959 9 min
A la mode
US 1959-60 7 min
Achooo Mr Kerrooschev
US 1960 2 min
US 1964 15 min
Robert Breer Programme
Form Phases II
US 1952 7 min
US 1954 1 min
US 1956-7 2 min
US 1957 5 min
US 1964 11 min
Total film programme running time 64 min
Part of A Grammar of Subversion
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time
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