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Peter Kubelka presents Monument Film

For this unique lecture screening, the Austrian filmmaker premieres his highly anticipated new work in a unique expanded cinema presentation.

Even if a screening is sold out, tickets are often available 30 minutes before the start of the film at the box office at each venue.

Peter Kubelka presents Monument Film

  • Director Peter Kubelka
  • Austria 2012
  • Lecture Screening c90 mins

The Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka has been a vital and uncompromising force in cinema for more than half a century. In a body of work that lasts not much more than an hour in total, he condenses and articulates the essential qualities of analogue cinema, distinguishing film as an autonomous artform. His 1960 film Arnulf Rainer, composed only of the purest elements of light and darkness, sound and silence, remains one of the most radical achievements in film history. In 2012, his new work Antiphon – in equal terms a response to that earlier film and a testament to the entire medium – will be revealed in a unique lecture screening. With 35mm projectors situated in the auditorium, each film will be screened individually, then combined as double projections, both side-by-side and superimposed upon each other. Throughout the event, Kubelka will explicate his theories, communicating his enthusiasm for cinema, and the differences between film and digital media.

Mark Webber

Monument Film Installation

Kubelka first presented film as a three-dimensional sculptural object in 1958. As an integral part of his new work Monument Film, the celluloid filmstrips of Arnulf Rainer (1960) and Antiphon (2012) will be exhibited on the walls of the Atrium at BFI Southbank, making manifest the relationship between space, time, and the physical material which runs through the projector.

Atrium, BFI Southbank 10-21 October

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