Peter Kubelka presents Monument Film

Date: 21 October 2012 | Season: London Film Festival 2012 | Tags: ,

Sunday 21 October 2012, at 2pm
London BFI Southbank NFT 1

Peter Kubelka, Monument Film, Austria, 2012, c.90 min (lecture screening)

The Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka has been a vital and uncompromising force in cinema for more than half a century. In a body of work that lasts not much more than an hour in total, he condenses and articulates the essential qualities of analogue cinema, distinguishing film as an autonomous artform. His 1960 film Arnulf Rainer, composed only of the purest elements of light and darkness, sound and silence, remains one of the most radical achievements in film history. In 2012, his new work Antiphon – in equal terms a response to that earlier film and a testament to the entire medium – will be revealed in a unique lecture screening. With 35mm projectors situated in the auditorium, each film will be screened individually, then combined as double projections, both side-by-side and superimposed upon each other. Throughout the event, Kubelka will explicate his theories, communicating his enthusiasm for cinema, and the differences between film and digital media.

Please Note: The projection of Monument Film was unfortunately cancelled due to technical problems. Peter Kubelka presented a verbal lecture on this occasion, and the complete event was rescheduled for Tuesday 9 April 2013.