Dada-animation (PG*) + ScreenTalk with Mark Bartlett and Suzanne Buchan


31 May 2013
Cinema 2

Standard - £10.50 online /
£11.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £8.40 online /
£9.20 on the door

Concessions - £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18s £6

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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

Science Friction
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

Un Miracle
US 1954 1 min

US 1956-7 2 min

Jamestown Baloos
US 1957 5 min

Fist Fight

US 1964 11 min

Total film programme running time 64 min

This event is part of:
A Grammar of Subversion

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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