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Essential Experiments

Double Vision 1: A Twin-Projection Compendium

Key works by leading exponents of the technique explore the possibilities of twin 16mm projection.

The Great Ice Cream Robbery (UK 1971. Dir James Scott. 35 min)
Play (UK 1971. Dir Sally Potter. 10 min)
Filmaktion (UK 1973. Dir William Raban. 5 min)
Windvane (UK 1972. Dir Chris Welsby. 8m in)
Mechanical Ballet (UK 1975. Dir David Parsons. 10 min)
Choke (UK 1971. Dir David Crosswaite. 5 min)
Pygmalion Event (UK 2008. Dir Rosalind Nashashibi & Lucy Skaer. 3 min)

Key works by some leading exponents of the technique explore the limits and possibilities of twin 16mm projection in this extra-special presentation. This is a unique opportunity to experience playful documentary, visceral landscape film and poetic, post-psychedelic image manipulations that transcend the conventions of traditional cinema – on the biggest screen at BFI Southbank.

We also look forward to welcoming filmmakers from the programme plus Simon Field (producer, Illuminations Films) for a round-table discussion.

Joint ticket available with Double Vision 2: Twin-Projection Films by Malcolm Le Grice and Paul Sharits: £15, concs £11.50 (Members pay £1.50 less)


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