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Collins' film marxism today (prologue) is a collaboration with teachers of Marxism-Leninism from the former German Democratic Republic. First presented at the 6th Berlin Biennale, it mixes contemporary interviews with the ex-teachers and archival footage from the heyday of the socialist state. For use! value! exchange! (2010) Collins invited Andrea Ferber to teach a class on Marx’s Das Kapital. The film documents the seminar almost directly, with subtle cuts that mimic the act of staring idly out of the window.

Phil Collins’ diverse practice addresses the act of image-making, examining how we participate in and understand culture through the camera’s lens. His approach is characterised by a close engagement with place and communities. 

Image Credit: still from 'marxism today (prologue)', 2010, Phil Collins, courtesy Shady Lane Productions, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

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Friday 24 November 2017
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Saturday 23 September 2017
7.30pm - 9pm
Admission Fee: £12/10 

The Cabinet of Living Cinema is a collective of Dorset based musicians, film-makers, animators and artists, who specialise in creating live music for film. This new performance brings to life Nash’s artistic and philosophical ideas combining a lilting score with beautiful animation.

In the 1930’s artist Paul Nash, still haunted by the hellish visions of the trenches, adrift of an artistic vision of his own, found life and love amidst Dorset’s coast and ancient ruins.  Here he fell in love with fellow surrealist Eileen Agar and his version of English Surrealism took flight.  Nash died in a guesthouse in Bournemouth, having spent his last days revisiting the places in Dorset that had inspired his surrealism. 

An evening of film, live music and animation at Portland's very own theatre. 

Details  and booking from The Royal Manor Theatre BOX OFFICE: 03336 663366 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/royalmanortheatre and b-side.

Writer: Kieron Maguire

Animation / editing: Tom Brown

Illustration: James Edwards

Performers:

Kieron Maguire: Vocals, guitar, viola

Robert Parkinson: Dulcimer, foley

Tim Karp: Vocals, guitar, banjo

Joe Perry: Percussion

Fiona Fey: Clarinet, vocals

Tom Brown: Water burials

Bridport Arts Centre presents photographs by Tish Murtha from 9th September. 

https://www.bridport-arts.com/events/tish-murtha-youth-unemployment/

This series of photographs shot by Tish Murtha over a few years starting in 1979, were first exhibited in 1981. They capture the hardship that both she and the North East of England suffered during the Thatcher era and the people in the images were her family, friends and local community.

In the West End of Newcastle Tish saw the dereliction of young lives amid the dereliction of an area with more than double the unemployment rate of the city as a whole. She had first hand experience of what it was like to be young and on the dole, and so she wanted to try to help others who saw no real future for themselves by highlighting the issue.

A newspaper review of Youth Unemployment including an interview with Tish regarding her subject matter was read aloud for debate in the House of Commons in 1981.

‘Looking back all these years later, what hits me above all else is that my mam had hope. She hoped by showing the reality of these kids lives, and the waste and squandering of their potential, that she could somehow bring about a change.’ Ella Murtha

 

In todays society of education cuts, zero hours contracts, public service cuts and the gaping gap between billionaire presidents and the homeless these photos are a reminder of the cruelty and legacy of Tory neo-liberal capitalism.