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This is Now: Home Taping

The mainstream media was treated like a giant library to be plundered for provocative play and subversion in the early 80s. Whether filming their TV screen with a Super 8 camera or by deftly copying tape-to-tape, artists grabbed and juxtaposed disparate material to disrupt the dominant ideologies of the age and create new visual music. Includes notable examples of the Scratch Video phenomenon, including works by George Barber, Gorilla Tapes and the Duvet Brothers. Cert 18 


The Attitude Assumed: Still Life With Still Born UK 1980. Dir Cerith Wyn Evans. 20 min

Skinheads and Roses UK 1983. Dir Jill Westwood. 8 min

Pop Dolphin UK c.1983 Dir Jeffrey Hinton 18 min

Tilt UK 1984. Dir George Barber. 6 min

Branson UK 1983. Dir George Barber. 2 min

Blue Monday UK 1984. Dir Duvet Brothers. 4 min

The Commander in Chief UK 1984 Dir Gorilla Tapes. 4 min

Art of Noise: Legs UK 1985. Dir George Barber & George Snow. 7 min

Passion Tryptych UK 1982. Dir Cordelia Swann. 3 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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