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Films: 1960 - 1971 Films: 1960 - 1971

Films: 1960 - 1971 Films: 1960 - 1971
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John Latham (1921 - 2006) was one of the most important British artists of the post-war period, best remembered for his painting and sculptural works which incorporated materials such as glass, canvas and books. Less well-known, but now restored after several decades out of circulation, are the six films which Latham made during the 1960s and early 1970s. These films developed Latham's concepts of 'time-base' and 'structure in events' through playful and varied use of stop-frame animation, from the stroboscopic collage Speak (1960) to the cosmological meditation Erth (1971). The DVD John Latham: Films 1960 - 1971 makes all of John Latham's films from the 1960s and 1970s available for the first time, along with extras including new audio commentaries and film documentation of other Latham projects and performances from the period. Also included is a booklet with a specially commissioned essay on Latham's films by curator Mark Webber and further information on Latham's life, work and films. This DVD contains: Unclassified Material,1960, 5 min 20 sec Unedited Material from the Star, 1960, 11 min 30 sec Talk Mr Bard, 1961, 3 min 50 sec Speak, 1962, 10 min Encyclopedia Britannica, 1971, 6 min 10 sec Erth, 1971, 24 min 20 sec This DVD is for private home use only, please contact LUX directly for institutional orders. John Latham (1921 - 2006) was one of the most important British artists of the post-war period, best remembered for his painting and sculptural works which incorporated materials such as glass, canvas and books. Less well-known, but now restored after several decades out of circulation, are the six films which Latham made during the 1960s and early 1970s. These films developed Latham's concepts of 'time-base' and 'structure in events' through playful and varied use of stop-frame animation, from the stroboscopic collage Speak (1960) to the cosmological meditation Erth (1971). The DVD John Latham: Films 1960 - 1971 makes all of John Latham's films from the 1960s and 1970s available for the first time, along with extras including new audio commentaries and film documentation of other Latham projects and performances from the period. Also included is a booklet with a specially commissioned essay on Latham's films by curator Mark Webber and further information on Latham's life, work and films. This DVD contains: Unclassified Material,1960, 5 min 20 sec Unedited Material from the Star, 1960, 11 min 30 sec Talk Mr Bard, 1961, 3 min 50 sec Speak, 1962, 10 min Encyclopedia Britannica, 1971, 6 min 10 sec Erth, 1971, 24 min 20 sec This DVD is for private home use only, please contact LUX directly for institutional orders.

Extras

72 page book with an essay by Mark Webber, filmographies and an illustrated chronology.

Bonus mateial:
Three short films made as part of Latham's 1970 exhibition at Lisson Gallery
Footage shot and edited by Latham of the events Book Plumbing (1967) and Big Breather (1973)
Audio commentaries by Latham's sons Noa Latham and John-Paul Latham, Lisson Gallery director Nicholas Logsdail, multimedia artist Jeffrey Shaw and sound artist David Toop

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SKU 5065000981112
Year 1960-71 (DVD 2010)
Director Latham, John
Format DVD
Publisher(s) LUX
Countries UK
Colour Colour + B&W
Language(s) English
Running time 80 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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