Radio On (1979) - SET Collective Screening at IMMA
Sunday, 26 January 2014 from 14:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
The SET Collective asked Mass Observation (London) to select a film and make a contribution to the SET Collective Zine on the occasion of the IAF's residency at IMMA. Mass Observation's contribution will demonstrate a personal response to a film of the everyday and look at how its architecture affects the narrative. Through their selection Radio On (104 minutes) directed by Chris Petit in 1979, set in 70's Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. It is a rare example of a British Road movie shot in black and white and featuring music from the time including David Bowie and Kraftwerk.
"This post-punk film subverts the road movie genre. It rejects all notion that the road is a site of freedom and adventure; it is simply a network of utilitarian motorways, junctions and slip roads adorned with signs and signals, cutting through a bleak cityscape of abandoned industries, empty hotels and cheerless discotheques." Sarah Murphy-Young, Alastair Simpson, Theo Simpson @ Mass Observation for SET Collective published for The Everyday Experience IAF@IMMA 2014.
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