Film and Video Umbrella and the University of Westminster’s Centre for Research in Art and Media (CREAM), present a special screening of two videos by the acclaimed artists Jane & Louise Wilson.
Undead Sun and We Put The World Before You look back at the aftermath of the First World War, and the huge technological and cultural transformations it brought in its wake. But the films also return us to the early days of cinema, and its new ways of seeing (and surveying) the world, in particular the films of the popular documentarist Charles Urban. Urban's pioneering work will also form part of the screening programme, which gains further resonance from the atmospheric context of the Regent Street venue, and its significance for early film history. Jane and Louise will discuss their work and the legacy of early cinema and its technologies with the writer and academic Esther Leslie, and curator and critic, George Vasey.
To celebrate the launch of our Friends of FVU scheme, everyone that joins before 11 December will receive two complimentary tickets to this event. You will also receive invitations to private views and screenings throughout the year.
To mark the festive season, there will be free drinks for everyone attending immediately after the event.