A screening of 16mm films by Cornwall-based artist filmmaker Tony Hill, who was a member of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative in the 1970s, including his performance piece Point Source.
Born in London in 1946, Tony Hill has consistently applied his interest in space, place, viewpoint and orientation to his practice as an artist and filmmaker. His bizarre and sometimes humorous vantage points invite us to rethink our assumptions about perspective, gravity, scale and movement. Developing his own camera rigs and ingeniously using mirrors and unusual lenses, he exploits the great potential for film to see in different ways, to show us the world afresh.
Throughout 2016 LUX is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its predecessor organisation, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (LFMC). Founded in 1966, the LFMC was a ground-breaking organisation that combined distribution, exhibition and a film workshop in order to establish a viable, alternative production base for truly independent filmmaking. It merged with London Electronic Arts (formerly London Video Arts) in 1997 to form The Lux Centre, which would be reconstituted as LUX in 2002.
100 heads, 1971, 16mm, 1 min
To See, 1982, 16mm, 15 min
Downside Up, 1984, 16mm, 17 min
Water Work, 1987, 16mm, 11 min
Expanded Movie, 1990, 16mm anamorphic, 12 min
Striking Images, 1990, 16mm, 1 min
A Short History of the Wheel, 1992, 16mm, 1 min
Holding the Viewer, 1993, 16mm, 1 min
North Cross, 2008, digital, 5 min
Bike, 2013, digital, 1 min
Point Source, first performed 1973, Expanded Cinema performance, 8 min
Total running time: 72 min
Followed by a conversation between Tony Hill and curator, writer and artist Lucy Reynolds.
The screening is free to attend, but please register via Eventbrite.
Image: Tony Hill, Point Source, 1973. Courtesy the artist.