United Enemies Film Screening 3: 'Groundwork'

Institute Film Screening
15th February 2012
Leeds Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6.00pm

Anthony McCall, still from 'Landscape for White Squares' (1972)

16mm film still. Performed North Weald, London.

Image courtesy Anthony McCall

As part of United Enemies, the Institute has organised a series of film screenings exploring how artists in the 1960s and 1970s deployed sculpture in film, as well as using film to rethink sculpture. Each screening addresses the three central approaches to sculpture taken in United Enemies: 'Manual Thinking', 'Standing' and 'Groundwork'.

Rarely screened films made by several of the artists in the exhibition are programmed alongside radical and influential work made by British experimental filmmakers. The events feature live expanded cinema works performed in person by David Dye and Malcolm Le Grice, and the guest attendance of Sebastian Boyle of The Boyle Family.

Groundwork is the final film screening in the series, with an introduction by Sebastian Boyle and the following films:

Ivor Abrahams, ‘By Leafy Ways’, 1971
Boyle Family, ‘Dig’, 1966
Ian Breakwell & Mike Leggett, ‘One’, 1971
Gill Eatherley, ‘Light Occupations: Lens And Mirror Film’, 1973
Derek Jarman, ‘Journey To Avebury’, 1971
Bruce Lacey, ‘British Landing On The Moon’, 1975
Malcolm Le Grice, ‘Whitchurch Down (Duration)’, 1972
Anthony McCall, ‘Earthwork’, 1972
Anthony McCall, ‘Landscape For Fire’, 1972
Anthony McCall, ‘Landscape For White Squares’, 1972
William Raban, ‘View’, 1970
Chris Welsby, ‘Wind Vane’, 1972
Chris Welsby, ‘Tree’, 1974
Bill Woodrow, ‘Floating Stick’, 1972

Curated by William Rose and Jon Wood.

An audio recording of Sebastian Boyle introducing the film 'Dig' (1966) is available in the Henry Moore Institute Research Library.

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