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David Lamelas: Time As Activity (Düsseldorf), 1969, 16mm, black and white, silent, 9 min

Artists' Film Club: David Lamelas Pt 5 + Q&A with actor Brian Cox

26 Jun 2016

The fifth screening of work by David Lamelas, followed by a Q&A with actor Brian Cox.

Argentinian artist David Lamelas is a pioneer of conceptual and installed film works. Studying in London in the 1960s he made some of his first installed moving image works including the well-known Study of Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space (1969) and To Pour Milk into a Glass (1972) while beginning his ongoing series of studies Time As Activity in multiple European cities. In the late 1970s he moved to Los Angeles, making several collaborative works with artist Hildegarde Duane. This multi-part programme is a comprehensive selection of these moving image works, screened in the presence of the artist.

All images courtesy of David Lamelas and LUX, London


Time As Activity (St Gallen), 2007, 16mm, colour, sound, 13 min

Time As Activity (Düsseldorf), 1969, 16mm transferred to SD video, black and white, silent, 9 min

Time As Activity (Buenos Aires), 2010, 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, silent, 15 min 39 sec

Time As Activity (London), 2011, 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, silent, 16 min 46 sec

Time As Activity (Los Angeles), 2004, 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, silent, 9 min

The Invention of Dr Morel, 2001, SD video, colour, sound, 25 min

Inspired by the celebrated novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, La invencian de Morel (The Invention of Dr Morel), this video was produced in Germany with actor Brian Cox in the role of the doctor who invented a machine to duplicate the woman he loved, Faustina, in virtual reality. The film once again formally takes up a narrative film tradition related to the "nouveau roman" movement.

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