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This is Now: Performing the Self

New ways to think about identity, the self and the body were all part of punk’s powerful legacy. These imaginative, diverse pieces show how artists played with ideas of performance, forging a dynamic new pop art film culture that was snappy, stylish and existential. Cert PG

Films:

Still Life With Phrenology Head UK 1979. Dir Cerith Wyn Evans. 15 min

Human League: Don t You Want Me UK 1981. Dir Steve Barron. 4 min

Chat Rap UK 1983. Dir John Scarlett-Davis. 15 min

Adam Ant: Stand and Deliver UK 1981. Dir Mike Mansfield & Adam Ant. 3 min

Adam Ant: Prince Charming UK 1981. Dir Mike Mansfield & Adam Ant. 3 min

The Modern Image UK 1979. Dir John Maybury. 13 min

Solitude UK 1981. Dir John Maybury. 11 min

Bungalow Depression UK 1981 Dir Grayson Perry & Jennifer Binnie. 3 min

The Private View UK 1981. Dir The Neo-Naturists. 13 min

LUX is pleased to present This is Now: Film and Video After Punk , a major new touring project that looks at artists’ film and video from the post-punk era (1979–85). The project comprises seven screening programmes and is developed in partnership with the BFI National Archive.

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