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THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER + Q&A
Sun 21 Jan 15:00 ICA
Dir. Philip Trevelyan 1971, UK, 65 mins
Plus Q&A with filmmaker Andrew Kötting and photographer Ingrid Pollard
This groundbreaking influential documentary observes the eccentric lives of the Page family, who live in the woods of Swanbrook, Sussex without mains gas or electricity.
Following the film, we will be showing work by filmmaker Andrew Kötting (Diddykoy, 1992) and photographer Ingrid Pollard, who will then join us for a discussion about the imagery of rural England, hosted by Lucy Reynolds (University of Westminster). ,
Ingrid Pollard is a photographer, media artist and researcher. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University. Ingrid has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens based media. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She lives and works in London UK
Andrew Kötting is a British artist, writer, and filmmaker. He studied BA Fine Art at the Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in 1984 and MA in Mixed Media at the Slade School of Art in 1988. He released Gallivant, his first feature-length film, in 1996. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, where it won the Channel 4 Best New Director prize. “He is one of Britain’s most intriguing artists, and perhaps the only film-maker currently practising who could be said to have taken to heart the spirit of visionary curiosity and hybrid creativity exemplified by the late Derek Jarman.” (Gareth Evans, Whitechapel Gallery)
Lucy Reynolds is a researcher, curator and artist is most particularly focused on questions of the moving image, feminism, political space and collective practice.