Temporalities Screenings

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12 Mar - 16 Mar 2018

Central Saint Martins has been crucial to artists’ moving image culture in the UK since the 1960s. Temporalities (20 February - 24 March) is an exhibition drawing on the rich history of fine art moving image at the college and projecting that practice into the future with Correspondence a series of newly commissioned responses by current students to historical student film and video work. 


Throughout the exhibition there will be a series of lunchtime talks which will examine the past, present and future implications of fine art moving image at Central Saint Martins and beyond. These talks are free and open to all, view the schedule below to find out more.

Throughout the exhibition there will be three curated evening screening programmes, view the schedule below to find out more. 

Teaching Artists
Monday 12 March
6.30pm, Lecture Theatre E003
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Curated by David Curtis (writer, curator, and founder of British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection, CSM) this screening focuses on artists who have taught at Central Saint Martins from the 1960s to the present day. It includes work by John Latham, Malcolm Le Grice, Tina Keane, Anne Tallentire and others. The screening will be introduced by William Raban, Professor of Film, LCC. 

There will also be a screening in the Lethaby Gallery from 5.30 - 6.15pm on Monday 12 March.

Feminist Circles at St Martin’s
Wednesday 14 March, 6.30pm | Lecture Theatre E003
Programmed by Charlotte Procter, member of the Cinenova Working Group
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During the 1980s, St Martins became an important site for the development of the relationship between Feminism and artists moving image practice. Filmmakers such as Sandra Lahire, Susan Stein and Sarah Turner studied at the art school whilst Tina Keane began to lecture there in 1982. These artists and others were instrumental in the development of new feminist moving image practices, not only through their own experimental film and video but also their involvement in Circles, the first women’s artists’ film and video distributor founded in 1979. Circles was radical both in terms of its collective structure and the work it distributed. In addition to supporting contemporary work by women, it included examples of early cinema and also distributed audio recordings, performance documentation and slide tape. This screening focuses on the work of a number of filmmakers associated with St Martins who were all key members of Circles during a period of transformation: as cuts to arts funding under the Conservative government eventually led to the forced merger of Circles with Cinema of Women to form Cinenova in 1991 but also when feminist responses to issues of race, sexuality, gender and disability informed emerging queer perspectives and experimental moving image practices that would characterise the political terrain of the early 1990s.

This screening will include films by Tina Keane, Sandra Lahire, Annette Kennerley & Sarah Turner, former tutors and students whose work is held in the Cinenova collection.

Cinenova lost its funding in 2001 and since then has been a volunteer-run organisation whose continued working practices are dedicated to preserving and distributing the work of feminist film and video-makers, activating the collection through screenings and collaborative projects.

Just Images
Friday 16 March, 6.30pm | Lecture Theatre E003
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This is Now: Film and Video After Punk celebrates the diversity of independent moving image production from the UK in the 1980s, a unique moment when cheap new technologies enabled new voices to be heard. A new aesthetic developed that would shape the look of film, television, fashion and music for many years to come. In Just Images the moral, political and symbolic integrity of the image itself is interrogated and overturned in these richly textured films. Includes work by Cerith Wyn Evans and Isaac Julien, some made while studying at St Martin’s. Screening curated by William Fowler.

For all accessibility requirements, please email reception@csm.arts.ac.uk