Wednesday, March 04, 2009

GAZWRX: THE FILMS OF JEFF KEEN




Here's a bit of blurb taken from the press for this year's Belfast Film Festival.

"Jeff Keen’s work exemplifies the legendary Brighton-based experimental
filmmaker’s weird, wonderful and most surreally British take on Pop
Art.



Keen has been making films since 1960, often on the amateur gauges of
16mm, Super8 and video. His films are fuelled by an anarchic plundering
of themes and motifs from popular culture, combining comic books and
b-movies with his family and friends.



In this programme Films like Marvo Movie, Mad Love and others look like
post-apocalyptic home movies and point to the sublime subversion of
Jack Smith and Kenneth Anger, to Keen’s experiences in WW2 and to the
trashy pop culture of B movies and comics.



Keen’s films will be soundscaped and soundtracked by Barry Cullen of Dodgy Stereo, Barry’s Electric Workshop fame."

http://www.belfastfilmfestival.org/2009/programme/films/321


This show will be played live in parts and soundtracked with records from the following:
Max Neuhaus, John Cage, Harry Partch, Múm, Christian Marclay, Stanley Lieber, The Gun Club, DJ Elephant Power, Scratch Pet Land, Nico Uské, Chinese Child Songs, Jane Fonda, Peter Raveen.


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