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Video Home System (N/C 18+)

23 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Artist Mairead McClean will be present at this screening and will participate in a Q&A hosted by Alchemy producer Harriet Warman.

Two boxers appear to merge in Christine Lucy Latimer’s Mosaic; bodies seize, fall and burn in Dance of Death; a blurry Bugs Bunny eludes us in Interlude (Homage to Bugs Bunny) by Chris Meigh Andrews, meanwhile Meesoo Lee brings us ‘video zines’ 15 years before YouTube. Home movies, TV shows, press conferences – images of personal expression, power and violence – are shown to degrade and transform, given new meaning by artists using VHS. 40 years after the VCR was released in the UK and USA, this selection shows how video has been and continues to be an exciting and creative medium.

The following films are included in this programme:

Cinema is Rubbish Director Michael Lightborne UK 2012, 9m

Can of Pop Director Meesoo Lee Canada 2000, 2m

Magik Iffektor Director Christine Lucy Latimer Canada 2011, 5m

Dance of Death Director Ron Rocheleau USA 1993, 7m

This is Yates Director Josh Yates USA 2016, 12m

Mosaic Director Christine Lucy Latimer Canada 2002, 3m

No More Director Mairead McClean UK 2013, 16m

The Artwork in the Age of Its Reproduceability as told to Keith Sanborn by Jayne Austen © 1936 Director Keith Sanborn USA 1996, 3m

Program Description Director Christine Lucy Latimer Canada 2003, 4m

The Shadow of Your Smile Director Alexie Dmitriev Russia 2015, 3m

My Suicide Director Meesoo Lee Canada 1991, 1m

The Mystery of a Street Corner Director Meesoo Lee 2000, 3m

Interlude (Homage to Bugs Bunny) Director Chris Meigh Andrews UK 1983, 5m

  • Directors Various
  • Certificate N/C 18+
  • Running time 1h30m
  • Thanks to Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival
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