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For the final part of Freeze-Frames, we are joined by Mark Fisher and John Russell for a round table discussion.

Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life and is a lecturer at Goldsmiths. John Russell is an artist, writer and Professor of Art at the University of Reading.

The discussion will follow a screening of Stephen Conolly’s Zabriskie Point (Redacted).
Inspired by a visit to Zabriskie Point, a scenic tourist spot in Death Valley, California, this film revisits and contemporises Antonioni’s 1970 MGM film of the same name. Aligning with Antonioni’s stated intentions to produce a work as “an idea in landscape” Zabriskie Point (Redacted) enacts a programme of visual and social research for the earlier film at one remove from the dramatic narrative.
‘I wanted to ‘play the stranger’ with the original film. I’ve put the story to one side and concentrated on other aspects of the movie: the landscapes, the documentary footage used and the kind of material that was used as research for the work. The result is a peek at the “spectatorial”.’ (Stephen Connolly)

Stephen Connolly’s work investigates cinema and representation through place, history and politics. His single screen work has been widely shown internationally.


Film Exercise: Freeze-Frames

Film Exercise relaunches with a new research framework. During 2014 we will spend a year exploring film time: Freeze Frames, Burn-Holes, Breaches. Each series of three Film Exercise events will comprise a screening of a long-form film, a screening of artists’ film and video and a round-table discussion event. Film Exercise is curated by Bridget Crone and Al Cameron.