Previously at the ICA - Films
19 Jan 2018
Follwing the screening filmmakers Jason Wood, Simon Barker and Harley Cokeliss are joined in conversation by Ballard scholar Dr Jeanette Baxter (The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy). The ICA Bar plays host to Car Crash Disco!, a Ballardian Vinyl Therapy DJ set, after the event
Exploring JG Ballard's 20th century preoccupation with the machine versus the 21st century obsession with the digital towards an anthropological take on disembodiment, honing in on how Ballard perceives both the body and the human condition.
I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. Everything is there: the speed and violence of our age, the strange love affair with the machine, with its own death. - JG Ballard in Crash! (Harley Cokeliss, 1971)
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