For LADA Screens we are screening Landfill (2011) by Curious and Andrew Kötting.
Online 22 August – 5 September
An idyllic location, a perfect spot, but something just isn't quite right, something doesn't fit. Shot on the crumbling cliffs of Beachy Head, the film plays out as a Beckettian post apocalyptic picnic.
Curious is directed by Helen Paris and Leslie Hill. Since 1996 Curious has produced over fifty works embracing performance, publication and film. The work has been presented and supported by events and institutions including: the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sydney Opera House, Guling Street Avant-Garde Theater, Taipei, Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai and the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival. Curious projects are global and domestic, sometimes large, sometimes small in scale. Intimacy and a shared sense of encounter with an audience are always an important element. Performing Proximity: Curious Intimacies is published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Paris and Hill are professors of performance making at Stanford University. Curious is produced by Artsadmin.
Andrew Kötting is an award winning artist-filmmaker who after leaving school worked as a scrap metal dealer and then a lumberjack before returning to college to study and MA in Fine Art, at The Slade. He made his first feature film Gallivant in 1996 – a nine month journey around the coast of Britain on which he was accompanied by his grandmother Gladys and daughter Eden. Subsequent feature films, installations and performances include This Filthy Earth, Ivul, Mapping Perception, In The Wake of a Deadad, This Our Still Life, Swandown and By Our Selves. He currently lives and works between Hastings in England and Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the French Pyrenees.
LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.
Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and will be launched with a live event at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings.
LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a 'Centre for Live Art': a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.
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