Andy Warhol’s Outer and Inner Space

Shot in August 1965, ‘Outer and Inner Space’ is Andy Warhol’s first double-screen film and an important transitional work, since the double-screen format was very important in his later cinema. First exhibited by Warhol at the Filmmakers Cinematheque in New York City in January 1966, it was screened on only a few other occasions in the 1960s. Outer and Inner Space had not been seen in over 30 years until it was restored by The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1998 and premiered as an installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art in October 1998.

The Radical Film Network: for a sustainable, oppositional film culture

Political film culture in Britain and elsewhere has expanded dramatically in recent years as access to digital technologies have meshed with socio-political, economic and environmental contexts marked by crisis and discontent. Co-founder of the Bristol Radical Film Festival in 2011 and the Radical Film Network in 2013, Steve Presence discusses the relationship between film, politics and the avant-garde.

Disobedient Objects – a review of the exhibition at the V&A

The V&A’s ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition focused on the period from the late 1970s to the present day, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display were arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change. Award-winning ecopoet, Helen Moore, reviews the exhibition.

Beyond Walls: Ecologically Engaged Theatre in the UK, a dialogue with two companies

The two theatre companies I’ve dialogued with for this piece generally work outdoors, occupying non-theatre spaces that can sometimes bring people into unexpected contact with their work.  Being outside brings connection with the elements too, as audience members standing at The Globe Theatre will know.  But it also encourages theatre that engages with nature, the […]

Neil Young – Whose Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)

“Take out the dams / stand up to oil / protect the plants and renew the soil / who’s gonna stand up and save the Earth?…..End fracking now / let’s save the water / and build a life for our sons and daughters / This all starts with you and me”.

These are the lyrics to Neil Young’s powerful environmentalist song ‘Whose Gonna Stand Up?’. Listen to it here.

Conversations between Arts and Heritage

Innovate Heritage: Conversations between Arts and Heritage, was an international and inter/transdisciplinary conference composed of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, visual arts, performances and films, which took place on June 6-8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. It provided a platform that united artists, scholars, and heritage and arts professionals in exploring relationships, promoting creative approaches to theoretical and […]