Thursday, March 01, 2007

London Filmmakers' Co-operative

The British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection has launched an online audio exhibition on the early years of the London Filmmakers' Co-op 1966 - 1968. This exhibition is based on interviews with some of the most influential London Filmmakers' Co-op members recorded by the scholar and Film Co-op activist Deke Dusinberre in 1975 as he worked on his PhD thesis 'English Avant-Garde Cinema' at the Slade School of Art.
The aim of this audio documentary is to re-frame the early history of the Co-op by providing an account made only a few years after the foundation. The interviews disclose the artists' personal and emotional identification with the construction of a new society in the '60s and help to trace the development of the London Filmmakers' Co-op from a part-time amateur film society to a full-time filmmakers' collective.
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