Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Screening documentation

Matt Lippiatt joined us to set up a screening of his video, Nightcruising, as a part of November's First Thursday event on Vyner Street. The screening was intended as a preview to the Removed from the Eyes of Strangers exhibition in the new year. We were really pleased with the turnout for the event. Below are some photographs of the event, including footage from the video itself.

Matt Lippiatt, Nightcruising, installation view, 2009, MRA Project Space. 

 See below for video documentation of the event:

Sunday, 1 November 2009

First Thursday Screening - Nightcruising by Matt Lippiatt

Thursday 5th November 2009, 6-9pm
MRA Project Space, Unit 1, 25 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG

As a preview of the Removed from the Eyes of Strangers exhibition due to open at MRA Project Space in January 2010, Matt Roberts Arts will be screening Nightcruising (2009), a video by Matt Lippiatt.

Continuing with the theme of Freud's 'Uncanny', Nightcruising (2009) is a collaboration between artist Matt Lippiatt and pornographer Liam Cole. Matt has re-edited video clips from a porn scene shot at night in London's Hampstead Heath, manipulating the sound and speed of the footage to foreground the ominous character of the nocturnal woodland setting and the ambiguous activities taking place.