Wednesday 8 April 2009, 7pm
Reverberations is a series of events in which moving image artists interrogate their influences. Renowned filmmaker, writer and theorist Peter Gidal presents an event in the form of its subject: “Theatre theory for film, or not: Brecht (an interrogation/performance: a ghost trio for two).”
Peter Gidal (b. 1946) studied theatre, psychology and literature at Brandeis University, Massachussets and at the University of Munich. He also studied at the Royal College of Art from 1968-71 where he later taught Advanced Film Studies. He was an active member of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative and Co-founder of the Independent Film-makers’ Association. His films have been screened nationally and internationally including at Tate; Hayward Gallery; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Film Theatre and at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Retrospectives of his work have been held at ICA, London (1983) and Centre George Pompidou, Paris (1996) amongst others.
Gidal is renowned as a writer and theorist, in particular for his highly influential publication ‘Structural Film Anthology’ (BFI 1976). Other books include ‘Andy Warhol: Films and Paintings’ (1971); ‘Materialist Film’ (1988) and ‘Andy Warhol: Blow Job’ (2008). He is also known for his research and writings on Samuel Beckett including ‘Understanding Beckett: Monologue and Gesture’ (1986).
Reverberations is a no.w.here project Lottery funded by Arts Council England Reverberations: Peter Gidal is presented in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery
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