Peter Gidal, Performance of Sort with Brecht (2009), Volcano (2005), Denials (1985)


Hosted by, in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery, Gidal, the hugely influential Structural Materialist film-maker and theorist, gives a rare performative lecture. Bertolt Brecht’s theatre theory provides a lens through which Gidal frames and questions his own dynamic practice. In keeping with Brecht’s emphasis on ‘real time’ dramatic action, Gidal’s performance is enervated by a lack of rehearsal and an invited interrogation by his audience. Also featuring two key late-career film works.