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The MAB Film Exercise - Placement and practice
A programme of monthly screenings to exercise ideas in and around artists' film

18.30hrs THURSDAY 25 MARCH
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)

Elisa Kay presents...
Placement and practice
David Hall and John Latham

For the first of a new season of THE MAB FILM EXERCISE, Media Art Bath is delighted that Elisa Kay will present some film and video made by members of the Artist Placement Group. We are very pleased to welcome Elisa to THE MAB FILM EXERCISE, and excited to be screening John Latham's Erth (1971) in the original 16mm. This will be screened alongside a "staging" of David Hall's TV Interruptions (7 TV Pieces) (1971).

Elisa Kay is the curator at Flat Time House, John Latham's former residence in Camberwell, South London.

John Latham's Erth is a visual countdown through time and space. In relation to the idea of the Universe as the ‘whole event', Erth describes the perspective necessary to perceive our temporary habitation of the planet as "a brilliant streptococcus organism for which no antidote exists".

David Hall's TV Interruptions was made specifically for TV broadcast and were initially transmitted by Scottish TV during the Edinburgh Festival. Hall has stated that the "idea of inserting them as interruptions to regular programmes was crucial and a major influence in their content". The work will similarly be staged as a series of interruptions to the evenings proceedings.

By inviting curators to present a programme of artists' film, THE MAB FILM EXERCISE seeks to address both the diverse potential for artists' film as a form and a sense of the current urgency, social or political timeliness in the work (of both curator and artist). THE MAB FILM EXERCISE is a place for discussing art and the ideas it generates, please join us!

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE is produced and presented by Media Art Bath - championing contemporary art and ideas through the development of bold new work.

Image: John Latham, Erth (1971): film still, courtesy of LUX.

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