Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Apr 2007 – 29 Apr 2007
Further exploring the concerns of moving image work in The Secret Public exhibition, a series of screenings presenting works made by artists for whom the gathering and disseminating of information has critical and political imperatives.
Sandra Lahire's trilogy (Plutonium Blonde, Terminals, Uranium Hex) is a benchmark of personal filmmaking. Flickering through rapid-fire montage and turning the camera onto herself she finds disturbing metaphors for the body in nuclear power. Carry Greenham Home is closer to traditional documentary, detailing with heartfelt attention the lives and activities of the women involved in the peace camp. It bristles with song and combats the media's fragmented portrayal of events.
Plutonium Blonde, Dir Sandra Lahire, UK 1986, video, 15 mins
Terminals, Dir Sandra Lahire, UK 1986, 16mm, 15 mins
Uranium Hex, Dir Sandra Lahire, UK 1988, 16mm/video, 11 mins
Carry Greenham Home, Dir Beeban Kidron, UK 1983, 16mm, 66 mins