All exhibition visitors are welcome to take a seat and enjoy this selection of documentary and artists’ film.
Film For Friday offers visitors additional perspectives and information on the exhibitions in the gallery, through ideas, documentary footage and related themes. If you have suggestions for films, please contact us.
Malcom Le Grice, Threshold, 1972
Grice’s abstract film employs strong colours and shifting shapes and shadows in an ever-changing visual exploration of colour and filmic effects. The result is a mesmerising film drawing on the abstract possibilities of working with film as a medium – the unique effects and optical illusions that come from working with print film and its machines.
Malcolm Le Grice originally trained as a painter at The Slade School of Art but began to make film, video and computer works in the 1960s. His work is programmed here in relation to the current Patrick Heron exhibition – an artist who resists representing objects in the world through paint, but instead insists on the central importance of the colour and shapes within the painting itself.
Born in 1940, Le Grice has exhibited internationally including the Louvre gallery, Paris, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. His work is in many national and international collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the British Film Institute. He has published extensively including the books Abstract Film and Beyond and Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age which brought together a range of his essays on experimental filmmakers in the 1970s.
Artists’ Talk with special screening: Friday 17th August, 3pm
Malcolm Le Grice will present his work Horror Film 1, 1971 at a special event at Tate St Ives.
With thanks to LUX, London