‘And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of his mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name’ (Rev. 13:17). Value: A Visualisation, Part One, The Market..
Taking inspiration from Stefano Harney and Fred Moten’s The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (2013), the ‘Arm the Imaginary Party’ section from Tiqqun’s This is not a Program (2011) and the saturday night slave dances that fermented the Haitian revolution, these two seminars will address the Black radical tradition from the perspective of American […]
2014, digital video Three interlinking subjects; a man shaving his head in front of a stove, the same man with an ape mask dancing alone on a beach, and a gorilla in a zoo enclosure are woven together to suggest a story of human alienation from nature. Continuing the tradition of silent cinema the narrative is provided by inter-titles […]
Fiourucci consists of stitched-together footage of British youth subcultures, from Northern Soul to the Acid House scene of the late 1980s. It has gained cult status, a touchstone for a generation of British video artists that sought to eschew the locked-off camera work and minimal narrative trajectory of 1990s video art. With its mix of […]
Programme of selected music videos of bands and musicians performing at Supernormal 2014.
PoetryFilm is a living research project initiated by Malgorzata Kitowski in 2002 exploring the semiotics and meaning-making approaches of the PoetryFilm genre. PoetryFilm celebrates experimental poetryfilms, films based on poems, poems turned into films, collaborations, art films, text-based films, sound-informed films and other avant-garde text/image/sound material. The PoetryFilm project has resulted in over 60 events […]
Initiated by artist, Roger Clarke, the Record Player Orchestra was originally conceived of as an installation of more than 100 record players with which participants could interact by going round these record players and placing their stylus on different tracks on a provided vinyl record. Whether individually or in groups, these participants would be able […]
Stasis73 are a collective of film makers, painters, poets and musicians living & working on the south coast, that formed in 2009 and explore through installation, film & live performance the place where visual & sonic assume equal weight. Their sound & visual performances evoke an atmosphere simultaneously oppressive, uplifting, nostalgic and intriguing. Interwoven footage, […]
This year the Cinema Tent will include work by artist/film-makers from Gaza, Tarzan and Arab. Twin brothers, their astonishing full-colour posters for films they are unable to make will also be shown in the House.
Part shaman, part robot maker, part satirist, part artist, part musician and all round self proclaimed ‘silly bugger’, this documentary created by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and frequent collaborator Nick Abrahams attempts to capture the spirit of visionary artist Bruce Lacey – a wild man who worked with the Beatles and Spike Milligan, […]
The “exquisite corpse” is a collaborative drawing game devised by the surrealists in the early 20th Century. You may not know the name, but you have probably played it yourself: on a sheet of paper a player draws part a body, folds it to conceal the bulk of the image, and then passes it to […]
he Punk Singer is presented by Charismatic Megafauna. This screening forms part of Charismatic Megafauna’s wider programme for Supernormal 2014 also including a gig and a Sunday coffee morning (see Activities), The Punk Singer (2013), dir. Sini Anderson Distributed in the UK by Dogwoof Running time: 82 minutes Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio […]
Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. It was a period of sweeping change and experimentation where art and culture participated in and reflected the wider social changes. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group […]