Institute of Contemporary Arts

Margaret Salmon, P.S., 1998, 16mm (transferred to SD Digital file), colour, sound, 8 mins 13 secs
Where I am is Here breaks with The Machine That Kills Bad People’s regular film club format to present short films selected by Ben Rivers, which reflect on the ideas at play in Beatrice Gibson’s solo show Crone Music at Camden Arts Centre (18 January – 31 March 2019). The programme focuses on intimate portraits and explores ideas around filmic memories, family and community, featuring works by artist-filmmakers Ute Aurand, Gunvor Nelson, Margaret Salmon, Chick Strand and Margaret Tait.
A specially commissioned essay by Genevieve Yue accompanies this screening.
Ute Aurand, Susan+Lisbeth, 2012, 16mm, colour and b&w, sound, 7 mins
Gunvor Nelson, My Name is Oona, 1969, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10 mins
Margaret Salmon, P.S., 1998, 16mm (transferred to SD Digital file), colour, sound, 8 mins 13 secs
Chick Strand, Cartoon Le Mousse, 1979, 16mm, b&w, sound, 15 mins
Chick Strand, Fever Dream, 1979, 16mm, b&w, sound, 7 mins
Margaret Tait, Aerial, 1974, 16mm, colour, sound, 4 mins
The Machine That Kills Bad People is a bi-monthly film club programmed by Erika Balsom, Beatrice Gibson, Maria Palacios Cruz and Ben Rivers.
The Machine That Kills Bad People is, of course, the cinema – a medium that is so often and so visibly in service of a crushing status quo but which, in the right hands, is a fatal instrument of beauty, contestation, wonder, politics, poetry, new visions, testimonies, histories, dreams. It is also a film club devoted to showing work – ‘mainstream’ and experimental, known and unknown, historical and contemporary – that takes up this task. The group borrowed their name from the Roberto Rossellini film of the same title, and find inspiration in the eclectic juxtapositions of Amos Vogel’s groundbreaking New York film society Cinema 16.
Book tickets
7:00 PM
Wed, 30 January
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Red Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.

£7 Full, £6 concs.