Artist Talk: Mark Webber


Artist Talk: Mark Webber

Thursday 9th March 2017

Shoot Shoot Shoot
Thursday 9 March, 6pm
£3 / Free for PAC Home Members

The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative emerged from the counterculture over 50 years ago in October 1966. Initially founded as a non-commercial distributor of experimental films, it was soon reconfigured into a unique organisation that provided access to production facilities and developed a context for radical investigations of film as material.

Malcolm Le Grice played a pivotal role in the organisation’s development and its on-going survival. The film workshop he established enabled artists to control every stage of the filmmaking process; a creative freedom that was often extended, through the creation of expanded cinema works, to the moment of projection.

Collectively run on a largely voluntary basis, the LFMC operated without funding throughout its early years. Nonetheless, it maintained a distribution office, cinema space and film workshop in each of the run-down, former industrial buildings in which it was based. This precarious but supportive environment stimulated a remarkable body of films and theoretical work that anticipated today’s diverse culture of artists’ moving image.

Mark Webber, editor of the recently published “Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative 1966-76” (LUX, October 2016), will present an illustrated talk that includes rarely seen documentary footage and archival materials. Three key works made by Malcolm Le Grice in this period will be screened on their original format of 16mm film.

Malcolm Le Grice, Little Dog for Roger, 1967, 16mm, b/w, sound, 12 minutes
Malcolm Le Grice, Threshold, 1972, 16mm, colour, sound, 13 minutes
Malcolm Le Grice, Time and Motion Study, 1976, 16mm, colour, sound, 12 minutes

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 Thursday 9th Mar 2017  6:00pm
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