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The Exquisite Corpus, 2015, 35mm, black & white, sound, 19 min

Artists’ Film Club: Peter Tscherkassky

11 Jun 2016

The screening is followed by a Q&A with Peter Tscherkassky and director Peter Strickland.

The ICA in association with MUBI and LSFF present a screening of Austrian analogue filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky’s work, featuring the UK premiere of The Exquisite Corpus (2015).

Having premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and after travelling through New York, Toronto or Melbourne, The Exquisite Corpus is a found footage work using various erotic films and advertising rushes. It plays on the “cadavre exquis” technique used by the Surrealists, drawing disparate body parts and constellating magical creatures. Myriad fragments are melted into a single sensuous, humorous, gruesome, and ecstatic dream.

Born in 1958, Tscherkassky is one of the world’s foremost avant-garde filmmakers working predominantly with found-footage. The Austrian director has persistently pushed the boundaries of cinema for the last three decades. Still to this day, Tscherkassky works only in film, heavily editing his work in the darkroom and often using the film stock as both a medium and object in his work. His films have been honoured with more than 50 awards including Golden Gate Award (San Francisco), Main Prize at Oberhausen, and Best Short Film at the Venice.


  • L´Arrivee, 1998, 35mm, black & white, no sound, 2 min 09 sec     
  • Outer Space, 1999, 35mm, black & white, sound, 9 min 58 sec    
  • Dream Work, 2001, 35mm, black & white, sound, 11 min              
  • Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine, 2005, 35mm, black & white, no sound, 17 min          
  • The Exquisite Corpus, 2015, 35mm, black & white, sound, 19 min       

On Saturday 11 June, the Trooping the Colour ceremony on the Mall may restrict access to the building. Please allow for extra time when planning your visit. If you are arriving between 11am – 3pm you can also use our Carlton House Terrace entrance.


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