Raven Row: David Lamelas and Hildegarde Duane screenings


David Lamelas and Hildegarde Duane
 Film and video screenings with the artists
Thursday 16 June and Friday 17 June 2011
Raven Row will hold two special screenings of David Lamelas’ 16mm films, as well as a selection of videos made in collaboration with Hildegarde Duane in Los Angeles.
Born in Buenos Aires, David Lamelas was a key figure in the emergence of an international conceptual art in the late 1960s. Originally a sculptor, he became a pioneering film artist. Lamelas has lived and made work across Europe and America. Hildegarde Duane, born in Los Angeles, is a conceptual artist living and working in Los Angeles whose narrative works encompass photography, books, moving image and installation.
These events have been organised by curator Vanessa Desclaux in conjunction with David Lamelas’ solo show at Bloomberg SPACE, exploring anew his work Connection of three spaces, initially made in 1966 at the Instituto di Tella in Buenos Aires.
Thursday 16 June, 6.30pm at Bloomberg SPACE, and 8pm at Raven Row
Following a talk by curator Sacha Craddock at Bloomberg SPACE at 6.30pm, an 8pm screening of two Lamelas films will take place at Raven Row and will be introduced by the artist. To Pour Milk Into A Glass (1972, 8 minutes) explores Lamelas' interest in structure, seriality and difference, and The Desert People (1974, 48 minutes) is the first work made by Lamelas in Los Angeles, in which he blurs the boundary between the filmic languages of documentary and fiction.
Friday 17 June, 7pm at Raven Row
A selection of videos by David Lamelas made in collaboration with Hildegarde Duane in Los Angeles: The Dictator (1978, 22 minutes,), The Dictator Returns (1984, 15 minutes), Manilla Run (1987, 17 minutes) and Gun (1994, 12 minutes). Spanning several decades these works position Lamelas and Duane as storytellers making use of parody, masquerade and humour, with an acute political awareness offering a critical perspective on the world of mass-media. Following the screening a conversation with David Lamelas and Hildegarde Duane will be chaired by Vanessa Desclaux.
These events are free but booking is essential as space is limited. Please email info@ravenrow.org to reserve a place.
On Wednesday 22 June at 6.15pm, Ciné Lumière and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni will hold a special screening introduced by David Lamelas of two of his recent films: The Invention of Dr Morel (2000, 25 minutes) and The Light at the Edge of a Nightmare (2002–5, 85 minutes).