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Art Events at Fabrica ** Sep 2015 ** Fabrica, Brighton

  • Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979, 107 minutes, Rated 15) Presented by NosferaTuesdays and Fabrica as part of Scalarama

    Tuesday 15 September. Doors & Bar 7:30pm, event starts promptly at 8:00pm

    Entry £5 plus booking fee (60+ / unemployed / students: £4 – please be prepared to show proof of age/status on entry).

    When Werner Herzog decided to embark on the daunting task of reimagining F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (which was itself an unauthorised adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula), he described the experience as trying to create a link between the German Expressionist Movement of the 1920s and the current film renaissance he was himself a part of, now known as New German Cinema. What we get with Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre is a film which is striking in its use of colour and shadows, subtle and hypnotic in terms of its pacing and Klaus Kinski’s updated Dracula, a character who is at once a disturbing menace and yet a tragic and sympathetic anti-hero; having endured centuries alone as an outcast from society, we can’t help but feel sorry for him.

    ‘This is a film to terrify, mesmerize, move and even laugh at, and most importantly to reinvigorate your faith in the power of cinema, miss it at your peril.’   – Priscilla Eyles, Front Row Reviews

    You can book tickets for this event at Eventbrite.
    Or you can buy tickets in person from the Fabrica office, which do not incur a booking fee cost. Cash only.
    Office hours are 9.30-5pm – please knock at the office door, which is opposite The Victory pub on Duke Street.

  • Finding Fanon 2

    Wednesday 16 September, doors 6.30pm, screening 7pm

    The Finding Fanon series is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. Throughout the series, artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and decolonisation, and how these societal issues affect our relationship amidst an age of new technology, popular culture and globalisation

    Finding Fanon 2 collides art-house cinema with digital culture’s Machinima, resulting in a work that explores the post-colonial condition from inside a simulated environment – the Grand Theft Auto 5 in-game video editor. This video work combines several stories, including how the artists’ familial histories relate to colonial history, an examination of how their relationship is formed through the virtual space, and thoughts on the implications of the post-human condition.

    The work will be showcased at an evening of discussion around the post colonial, the digital and the post human where the artists will be joined by art historian, critic and curator Christine Eyene.

    Finding Fanon is the second film in a proposed trilogy by artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy.

    You can see a trailer for the first part of Finding Fanon here.

    This event is free but advance booking is essential, book via Eventbrite

  • Film Extra: The Seashell & the Clergyman with live score by Drill Folly

    Thursday 17 September. Doors & Bar open at 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm

    Fabrica, £8 / £6 for 60+ / unemployed / students, plus booking fee

    Bijou Electric Empire Forever & Fabrica in association with Open Colour presents:
    The Seashell and the Clergyman on 16mm + Live Score by Drill Folly and Miles Brown
    + early French avant-garde short films


    Banned by the BBFC for causing ambiguous feelings of offense, this 1928 silent reverie by French filmmaker, theorist and critic Germaine Dulac broke the conventions of filmmaking. However, Dulac’s surrealist experiment was eclipsed by Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou, which although made a year later, has been considered by many to be the first surrealist film. Dulac was there first. As a feminist writer, this oversight would have come as no surprise to her. The Seashell and The Clergyman unravels with dream logic –images disintegrate and overlap as impulses of desire,repression, power and longing play out in this occult-like vision.

    This is Folly and Brown’s  first collaboration; a sonic exploration of their love of the darker and more experimental elements of Avant-garde film and music. The music will be composed especially for the live performance and an edited version of the soundtrack will be released as a result of the project.

    You can book tickets for this event via Eventbrite, or you can buy tickets in person from the Fabrica office, which do not incur a booking fee cost. Cash only.

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