Tate Modern Film

Filmic Bodies

Jeanette Iljon Focii 1974, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

A nuanced consideration of the relationship between the body and the materiality of cinema

This programme features works in which the exploration of the materiality of film – its physical presence as both an object and an apparatus – relates to an investigation of the body. Not only do the filmmakers reinscribe the messiness and transience of the body’s materiality as a way to relate themselves to their medium and challenge the primacy of vision in cinema; they also conceive of the film itself as a body, one that is exposed in its fragility and subjected to the same intrusive interventions as the female body in our patriarchal culture.

Programme

Gill Eatherley, Lens Hand Screen (part of Light Occupations series), UK 1973-1974, 16mm double screen, black and white, silent, 3 min

Gill Eatherley, Lens Hand Foot (part of Light Occupations series), UK 1973-1974, 16mm double screen, black and white, silent, 3 min

Gill Eatherley, Hand and Sea Film and Lens and Mirror Film (part of Light Occupations series), UK 1973-1974, 16mm triple screen, black and white, silent, 3 min

Jeanette Iljon, Focii, UK 1974, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 6 min

Marilyn Halford, Footsteps, UK 1975, 16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min

Annabel Nicolson, Slides, UK 1976, 16mm, colour, silent, 16 min

Sandra Lahire, Edge, UK 1986, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 8 min

Sarah Pucill, Milk and Glass, UK 1993, 16mm, colour, sound, 10 min

Vicky Smith, Rash, UK 1997, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 7 min

Sandra Lahire, Terminals, UK 1986, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 18 min

The screening is followed by a discussion with Gill Eatherley, Jeanette Iljon, Sarah Pucill and Vicky Smith, moderated by Felicity Sparrow, former LFMC distribution worker and co-founder of Circles.

Annabel Nicolson Slides 1976, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Annabel Nicolson Slides 1976, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Sandra Lahire, Edge, UK 1986, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Sandra Lahire, Edge, UK 1986, film still. Courtesy LUX

Sandra Lahire Terminals 1986, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Sandra Lahire Terminals 1986, film still. Courtesy LUX

​Sarah Pucill Milk and Glass 1993, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX ​

​Sarah Pucill Milk and Glass 1993, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Supported by LUMA Foundation, FLUXUS and LUX.

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

24 September 2016 at 16.15–18.45