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Public Intimacies: Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Five Year Diary, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson


Over the course of nearly two decades, Anne Charlotte Robertson produced Five Year Diary (1981 – 97). Ultimately totalling 36 hours, the video diary – renowned for both its radical transparency as an autobiographical document and its rare screenings – is an obsessive chronicle of Robertson’s daily life and mental health.

An experiment in self-therapy, Robertson’s ‘story of a mind’s survival’ records the minutiae of her day to day existence, cushioned by the artist’s sharp wit and probing self-reflexivity.
Programme

Reel 22: A Short Affair (and) Going Crazy, 23 Aug – 1 Sept 1982, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1982, 27 min.

Reel 23: A Breakdown and After the Mental Hospital, 1 Sept – 13 Dec 1982, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1983, 26 min.

Reel 80: Emily Died, 1994, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1994, 27 min.

Reel 81: Mourning Emily, 27 September 1994 – 29 January 1995, dir. Anne Charlotte Robertson, USA 1995, 25 min.

Programmed by Thomas Grimshaw and Jenna Roberts.
 
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05:30 pm
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Cinema 1

£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members. 

This programme contains descriptions of various mental health issues.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

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