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Film night: The World Turned Upside Down

Film night: The World Turned Upside Down

12 August 2015

Wednesday 12 August,
7.00 - 8.00pm / free


Curated by Matt Carter (Distribution Manager, LUX) and Louise Chignac (Special Projects Manager, Cranford Collection), this event is part of a series of screenings taking place at various venues across London looking at lines of connection and points of dialogue between the LUX archive and the Cranford Collection. The film night takes Francis Alÿs’s The Nightwatch as its starting point. 

In Francis Alÿs’ The Nightwatch, the surveillance cameras of the National Portrait Gallery in London capture the nightly wanderings of a fox freed into the gallery spaces. The relationships between viewing and being viewed become blurred, the power relations of watching and being watched questioned and notions of freedom unhinged. The works in this programme consider how artists confront and unearth embedded power and control systems within our everyday lives and how we might challenge these.

Films include: Jayne Parker, The World Turned Upside Down, 2001, (8 mins); Francis Alÿs, The Nightwatch, 2004, (15 mins); Rosalind Nashashibi, Eyeballing, 2005, (10 mins); Vision Machine Project, Muzak - a Tool of Management, 2003, (3 mins); Michelle Deignan, To Camera, 2005, (7 mins); Stephen Sutcliffe, Outwork, 2013, (21 mins) 

This event has sold out. We ask those with tickets to please arrive promptly as latecomers will not be admitted and tickets will be re-assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

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Image: Francis Alÿs, The Nightwatch, 2004. Commissioned by Artangel 

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