In this moving image programme, three artists across three different points of time consider the relationship between artists and the city.
Three very different films look at the relationship between artists and the city at three points in time, across a variety of distinct moving image approaches.
Derek Jarman’s profile for South of Watford see’s the artist guide the viewer across the Thames by boat, tracing his artistic development and biography through his occupancy of warehouses across the 60s and 70s.
We then jump to the mid-1990s for a profile of Sarah Lucas at the height of her fame, in Two Melons and a Stinking Fish, capturing the moment of the YBAs across openings at the ICA and the White Cube.
The final film by artist Niki Kohandel captures the preparation for the Slade School of Art 2020 degree show interspersed with anti-racist occupations of the building from the following year.
Followed by a panel discussion with Anna Minton, Andrew Harris and Morgan Quaintance.
Total Runtime: 135 min
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South of Watford
LWT, Derek Jarman, 1984, 26 mins
The special episode of the television magazine features Derek Jarman guiding the viewer over his personal connections to London, and the largely destroyed warehouses which played a key role in his artistic development.
Two Melons and a Stinking Fish
Illuminations/BBC, Vanessa Engle, 1996, 48 mins
An exploration of the work of Young British Artist and installation sculptor, Sarah Lucas.
then love is the name
Niki Kohandel, 2022, 8 mins
A contemplation on education and a tribute to the connections forged among students within, and in defiance of, their educational institution, seamlessly intertwining scenes from the 2021 anti-racist occupation of the Slade School of Fine Art with moments from the installation of the art school’s class of 2020 degree show, revealing the academy as a locus of both accomplishment and discontent.
Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and Reader in Architecture at the University of East London (UEL).
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer.
Andrew Harris is Associate Professor in Geography and Urban Studies at University College London (UCL).
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