Living Room Cinema presents: Employment of Time
Thursday 23 August / 6.30pm / Free
This Norwegian Season event, curated by Norwegian artist Pernille Leggat Ramfelt, takes as its theme the current exhibitor Hariton Pushwagner’s interest in repetition and the imagery of work.
Sack Barrow by Ben Rivers
16mm, 21min, col, 2011
Sack Barrow explores a small family run factory in the outskirts of London. It was set up in 1931 to provide work for limbless and disabled ex-servicemen until the factory finally went into liquidation this year. The film observes the environment and daily routines of the final month of the six workers. Years of miniature chemical and mineral processes transform the space into another world. Towards the end an extract of The Green Child by Herbert Read describes the descent into a watery cave world.
Chapters One to Five (extract) by Sophie Michael
16mm, 25 min, col, 2012
Sophie has made a cut version of her latest work Chapters One to Five especially for LRC, which focuses on a nine year old girl at work in a constructed studio/ classroom.
Films from LRC Archive
Salesman by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin
16mm, 91 min, col, 1968
Salesman follows four door-to-door Bible salesmen as they walk the line between hype and despair. Paul "The Badger" Brennan, Charles "The Gipper" McDevitt, James "The Rabbit" Baker, and Raymond "The Bull" Martos, are so nicknamed for their particular selling styles - on their rounds. First making calls in and around Boston, where the company is based, then in Chicago at a sales conference, and finally in the promising new "territory" of Miami and vicinity. Their mission is simple: to convince people to buy what one of them calls "still the best seller in the world."
Light refreshments related to the theme of the evening will be served.
Living Room Cinema is hosted by Norwegian artist Pernille Leggat Ramfelt. She gained her MA Fine Art at Slade School of Art (2008) and BA Fine Art at Central St, Martins (2001). Recent and forthcoming shows include Forth & Back, Limoncello, London (2012) and Black Boards, Cubitt Gallery London & Koh i Noor, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (both 2011). Living Roome Cinema invites artists to make a new work or the opportunity to show a film or a video that has never been shown elsewhere or a work that is in progress in an informal setting, with light refreshments related to the theme of the evening. Previous screenings have been been, WORDS by Ian Whittlesea, naturally, by Aishan Yu and PARIS a romantic short film by Richard Bevan. This will be Living Room Cinema’s first screening in a public art gallery.