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This is Now: Through a Glass, Darkly

Provocative filmmakers in the early 1980s pursued occult interests, treating the moving image like a mirror or a crystal ball; a surface of divination to remap perception and question distinctions between what is and what might be, the objective and the subjective, the body and the mind. The programme includes challenging, transgressive work originally connected to the industrial scene. Cert 18. 

Includes a discussion with artist Holly Warburton and Bluecoat Head of Programme Marie-Anne McQuay. 


The Wound, UK, 1984, dir. Jill Westwood, 18 min

Winter Journey in the Hartz Mountains, UK, 1983, dir. Cordelia Swann, 12 min

Liquid Video, UK, 1983, dir. Michael Kostiff, 10 min

The Branks, UK, 1982, dir. Akiko Hada, 7 min

All Veneer and No Backbone, UK, 1980-84, dir. Holly Warburton, 5 min

23 Skidoo: F.U.G.I., UK, 1983, dir. Richard Heslop, 5 min

Grayson/Flowers/Jewels, UK, 1985, dir. Jennifer Binnie, 3 min

Lyrical Doubt, UK, 1984, dir. Judith Goddard, 16 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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