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Film Club: Bill Cunningham New York
Tue, November 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT
Doors & Bar 7pm Event starts 7.30pm. £5 / £3
This event is part of the Moving Pictures programme at Fabrica - get a Programme pass to three unique film events at the gallery for just £10/£8
Celebrating his 80th birthday in this 2011 documentary, Bill Cunningham has cycled the streets of Manhattan photographing the things that he loves; great clothes that make people feel good about themselves.
‘Here is a good and joyous man who leads a life that is perfect for him, and how many people do we meet like that? This movie made me happy every moment I was watching it.’ - Roger Ebert
Celebrate street style with us amongst Fabrica's current exhibition, Kick over the statues. The gallery installation resembles a snapshot of how photography is often encountered in the streets of a modern city. Large format images posted onto custom-built billboards are supplemented with music and projected images from Ewen Spencer’s extensive personal archive, presenting his influences over the years including film clips, book covers and records.
As part of the evening event, we will be screening a series of shorts by STATE OF CONTROL
State of Control are a group of young people from Brighton & Hove that have been working with artist Lindsey Smith and a range of lens based practitioners to explore youth culture, identity and notions of territory
Through a series of experimental film shorts, the group ask us to consider how we lay claim to certain areas as individuals or groups and how we mark out or take ownership of spaces - through visual codes, language, body gesture and behaviour. How do you feel when someone enters your territory? What behaviour do you choose in response to those feelings?
Video self-portraits set on the beach situate the individuals on the designated ‘edge’, the parameters of their city by the sea and a series of studio experiments explore social interaction through a process of playful performance.
The participants: Evan Johnson, Mia Nathan, Emily Barclay, Louis Cavalier, Harry Rowden, Harvey Bradley, Laoisha Gillespie, Emily Weaver, Elise Williams, Joel Luscombe
The group would like to thank Lindsey Smith, Ewen Spencer, Lynn Weddle, Annis Joslin, Matt Page, Juliette Buss, Chloe Hoare, Daisy O’Neill, Klara Cservenka, and Hollie Blanchard.
A Photoworks and Fabrica co-commission, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union