12 April 2011

Plenty: Plastic Haircut

PLENTY: PLASTIC HAIRCUT
London Event Gallery
Tuesday 12 April 2011, from 7pm

The free screening series PLENTY proposes a new way of looking at artists’ films by showing only a single work, regardless of its duration. Each film is given the freedom to unfold on its own terms, and the viewer is given the time and space to consider it.

Plastic Haircut (Robert Nelson, 1963)

Tuesday 12 April 2011, from 7pm
PLASTIC HAIRCUT

PLASTIC HAIRCUT
Robert Nelson, USA, 1963, 16mm, b/w, sound, 15 minutes

Two actors perform absurd actions in sets composed of geometric shapes. Two experts try to explain what it all means. Goofing off in positive/negative space, Robert Nelson and collaborators William T. Wiley, Ron Hudson, R.G. Davis and Steve Reich construct a spirited work that invokes Alfred Jarry, Dada and improvised theatre.

“None of us knew anything about making movies, but we all knew about art (namely that it had something to do with having a good time).” (Robert Nelson)

Robert Nelson (born 1930) was a key figure of the post-war independent film scene and one of the founders of Canyon Cinema. His belief that filmmaking should be primarily a fun activity created some of the most entertaining and infectious works of the American underground.

PLENTY is a free monthly screening series selected by Mark Webber, and forms part of the Brief Habits programme curated by Shama Khanna. Supported by Arts Council England.


at

E:vent Gallery
96 Teesdale Street, London, E2 6PU
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Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green
FREE ADMISSION
Small space. Arrive early.
Doors 7pm. Projection 7:30pm.

www.eventgallery.org.uk

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