Screenings 2010 - Camden Art Centre

The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)

Wednesday 13 January, 7.00 – 9.00pm
A beautiful account of the last 27 years of the life of JS Bach, seen mostly through Bach’s own music performed in original locations with Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt in the title role.
Specially selected by Katja Strunz to accompany her exhibition.

Screening: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Wednesday 20 January, 7.00pm
A classic comic farce starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis on the run from the mob, directed by Billy Wilder.

Week End (1967)

Wednesday 3 February, 7.00pm
A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Le Gai Savoir (1969)

Wednesday 17 February, 7.00 – 9.00pm
How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris’s student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late 1960s, along with posters, photographs, and cartoons, are backdrops to their words. Words themselves are often Patricia and Emile’s subject, as are images, sounds, and juxtapositions. In addition to the two characters’ musings, the soundtrack includes narration, music, news clips, and noise. The result is a montage, a meditation, a reflection on ideas and how words and images mix – and how filmmaking is a path. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Selected to accompany the Eva Hesse exhibition

This is not her(e), part 1

Wednesday 24 February, 7.00 – 8.30pm
A series of artists’ films screened over two days, selected by Kate Davis as part of her residency.

This is not her(e), part 1

Emma Hedditch – ‘Scarcity, from Vertical to Horizontal and Back Again’, 2008

Chantal Akerman- ‘Saute Ma Ville’, 1968

Hayley Tompkins – ‘Lent Moving Pictures’, 2007

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson – ‘Swamp’, 1971

Joan Jonas – ‘Vertical Roll’, 1972

Yvonne Rainer – ‘Trio Film’, 1968

This is not her(e), part 2

Sunday 28 February, 2.00 – 5.30pm
A series of artists’ films screened over two days, selected by Kate Davis as part of her residency.

This is not her(e), part 2
Samuel Beckett – ‘Rockaby (version performed by Billie Whitelaw)’, 1980

Faith Wilding – Documentation of ‘Wait With’ performed at Wack! in LA, 2007 or re.act feminism, Berlin, 2008

Peter Gidal – ‘Hall’ , 1968-69

Karl Holmqvist – ‘I’M WITH YOU IN ROCKLAND’, 2004

Jayne Parker – ‘I Dish’ , 1982

Babette Mangolte – ‘There? Where?’, 1979

Sally Potter – ‘Hors D’Oeuvres’, 1975

Experimental Artists’ Films from the 1970s

Wednesday 7 April, 7.00 – 8.30pm
Artists’ films selected by writer and critic Colin Perry.


Artur Barrio Situacao T/T, (1970). 5.00 mins

Ana Mendieta, Alma Silueta en Fuego, (Soul Silhouette on Fire) (1975). 3 mins

Lisa Steele (USA/Canada), Birthday Suit with Scars and Defects, 13:00 mins

Catherine Elwes, Kensington Gore (1981), video, 15.00 mins

Antonio Manuel, Semi Otica 1972, Super-8 film, 5.00 mins

Nelson Leirner, Variations (1975), Super-8 film, 6.49 mins

Tom Sherman, Trace (1972), 16mm film, 7.00 mins

Filmed by Andrew Lugg. Paulo Bruscky, Registros, (1979) 4.00 mins

Antonio Dias The Illustration of Art II, (1971) Nan Hoover, Impressions (1978), 3.00 mins

Leticia Parente, Marca Registrada (Trademark) (1975). 10.22 mins

Cafe Carbon Screening and Discussion

Wednesday 18 August, 7.00 – 9.00pm
A screening of the Gluts’ recent tour to the Copenhagen Climate Summit featuring especially devised materials and a discussion following the film with Hayley Newman and the Gluts.

Roma (1972)

Wednesday 20 October, 6.30 – 9.00pm
Federico Fellini’s epic, surrealist portrait of the city and its inhabitants.

Artists’ Films: Transformation - Space and Narrative

Wednesday 27 October, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Taking a lead from Daniëls’ theatrical, imagined spaces this programme looks at the power of suggestion inherent in architectural space, presenting a collection of film makers using environments to suggest or disrupt our understanding of the events they portray. Including works by Charlotte Ginsborg, David Hall, Guy Ben-Ner, Elizabeth Price, Jayne Parker and John Smith.

Russian Ark (2002)

Wednesday 3 November, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Staged in the Hermitage Museum and told in a single fluid shot, Aleksander Sokurov’s film is both a portrait of this most famous of museums and a fictionalised account of Russian and European history told through the eyes of a 19th Century French diplomat during the Enlightenment.

The Trial (1962)

Wednesday 10 November, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Orson Welles’ classic Film Noir rendering of Kafka’s novel in which the hapless K struggles with dark forces of judicial bureaucracy.