by Anna THEW
2004 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 10' 00

In memory of the disused old railway building, the palace of delights in Gloucester Avenue, Camden, which was home to the London Film-makers Co-operative and London Musicians Collective for over fifteen years.

Commissioned for a Century of Artists’ Film at TATE Britain, 2003/4, 16mm reels are intercut from the opening of BROKEN PIECES for the Co-operative, an expanded double screen projection where rhythmic fragments and in camera superimpositions of movies that we saw there from Lumiere to Dziga Vertov, Hans Richter, Stam Brakhage, Fernand Léger, Joseph Cornell, Maya Deren, Oskar Fischinger, Peter Kubelka, Jean Genet, Anna Thew, Friedrich Murnau, Jack Smith, Anne Rees-Mogg to Germaine Dulac and Fleischer’s Betty Boop, resonate to a myriad of sounds from musicians of the LMC.

So the spirit of the underground lives on… and on. The peeling screen, demolished doorways, the old café and film archive are a pile of rubble haunted by a mirage of flickering frames…

Sound recordings from the London Musicians Collective were kindly contributed by David Toop, Paul Burwell, Peter Cusack, Max Eastley, Kazuko Hohki, the Frank Chickens, Steve Beresford, Christina Munro, Terry Day, Clive Bell. In camera superimpositions, assemblage, additional railway sounds and recordings of Carlyle Reedy, Len Lye, Identical (Steve Thrower, Orlando Harrison, Gavin Mitchell) by Anna Thew.
(write ups from INTERSECTIONS catalogue New Art Projects Gallery, 2015


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 35,00 €