Previously at the ICA - Events
26 Jun 2016
The fifth screening of work by David Lamelas, followed by a Q&A with actor Brian Cox.
Argentinian artist David Lamelas is a pioneer of conceptual and installed film works. Studying in London in the 1960s he made some of his first installed moving image works including the well-known Study of Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space (1969) and To Pour Milk into a Glass (1972) while beginning his ongoing series of studies Time As Activity in multiple European cities. In the late 1970s he moved to Los Angeles, making several collaborative works with artist Hildegarde Duane. This multi-part programme is a comprehensive selection of these moving image works, screened in the presence of the artist.
All images courtesy of David Lamelas and LUX, London
Time As Activity (St Gallen), 2007, 16mm, colour, sound, 13 min
Time As Activity (Düsseldorf), 1969, 16mm transferred to SD video, black and white, silent, 9 min
Time As Activity (Buenos Aires), 2010, 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, silent, 15 min 39 sec
Time As Activity (London), 2011, 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, silent, 16 min 46 sec
Time As Activity (Los Angeles), 2004, 16mm transferred to SD video, colour, silent, 9 min
The Invention of Dr Morel, 2001, SD video, colour, sound, 25 min
Inspired by the celebrated novel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, La invencian de Morel (The Invention of Dr Morel), this video was produced in Germany with actor Brian Cox in the role of the doctor who invented a machine to duplicate the woman he loved, Faustina, in virtual reality. The film once again formally takes up a narrative film tradition related to the "nouveau roman" movement.