Sally Cruikshank, Quasi at the Quackadero 1975, film still. Courtesy the artist
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Underground Cartoons

19 February 2017 at 17.00–19.00

Sally Cruikshank Quasi at the Quackadero 1975, film still. Courtesy the artist

Explore how artists incorporate classic, comedic and studio-based cartoons in their radical, bohemian and idiosyncratic creations

Marv Newland’s early counterculture animation Bambi Meets Godzilla stages a brief, irreverent encounter between the two characters, whereas Standish Lawder’s Runaway subjects a short cartoon loop to a series of hypnotic mediations and interventions. The generation that followed continued this dialogue, with a critique of marketing speak in the commercial cartoon industry in George Griffin’s New Fangled (‘Do you think this has enough of a loyalty-attracted factor?’) and Sally Cruikshank’s space-age update of a Fleischer Brothers wonderland in Quasi at the Quackadero. Victor Faccinto’s Filet of Soul flouts good taste in portraying the sexual journey of his character Video Vic, while James Duesing’s Tugging the Worm plays out as a Lynch-meets-Linklater surrealist drama.

Please note that this programme contains content of a sexual nature.

The screening is followed by a discussion with Sally Cruikshank.

George Griffin, New Fangled 1990, film still. Courtesy the artist

George Griffin New Fangled 1990, film still. Courtesy the artist

Programme

Various artists, Academy Leader Variations, USA 1987, 16mm, colour, sound, 6 min
Print courtesy the Circulating Film & Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

George Griffin, New Fangled, USA 1990, digital, colour, sound, 2 min
Provided by the artist 

Marv Newland, Bambi Meets Godzilla, USA 1969, 16mm, black and white, sound, 1 min
Print preserved by the Academy Film Archive, courtesy the artist

Standish Lawder, Runaway, USA 1969, 16 mm, colour, sound, 6 min
Print courtesy Canyon Cinema

Sally Cruikshank, Make Me Psychic, USA 1978, 35mm, colour, sound, 8 min
Print courtesy the artist

Victor Faccinto, Filet of Soul, USA 1972, 16mm, colour, sound, 16 min
Print courtesy Canyon Cinema

Curious Alice, USA 1971, 16mm, colour, sound, 13 min, prod. United States Information Agency
Print courtesy National Archives and Records Administration

James Duesing, Tugging the Worm, USA 1987, 16mm, colour, sound, 9 min
Print courtesy the Circulating Film & Video Library, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

George Griffin, Puttin’ on the Fur, USA 1981/2016, digital, colour, sound, 7 min
Provided by the artist 

Sally Cruikshank, Quasi at the Quackadero, USA 1975, 35mm, colour, sound, 10 min
Print courtesy the artist and the British Film Institute

Venue

Starr Cinema

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

19 February 2017 at 17.00–19.00