From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 10 2010 - 13:47:08 PST
I'm never sure why they are called New Romantics, because they have a
far more radical trajectory than what was ostensibly a mainstream pop
Cerith Wyn Evans worked with Derek Jarman, was / is associated with
Throbbing Gristle etc. There's footage of various installation works
on youtube. He recently has been doing installation work and once
again is working with TG. He also edited Jarmen's Angelic Conversation.
Maybury (and Evans) made films of Burroughs / Gysin's Dreammachine in
the early '80s. Again an interest in the kind of gay avant garde that
links to Jarman & TG. Maybury also worked with Leigh Bowery (youtube
has some films) who is often linked to the New Romantics but is
better placed within a more radical fashion / pansexual / performance
art based avant garde (he ran the club Taboo).
On 11 Mar 2010, at 07:47, Kevin John wrote:
> Hi. I recently read Michael O'Pray's “The British Avant-Garde and
> Art Cinema from the 1970s to the 1990s” (1996) in which he mentions
> filmmakers Cerith Wyn Evans and John Maybury along with Michael
> Kostiff, Steve Chivers, and the installation artist Holly Warburton
> as part of a New Romantic avant-garde movement in film. I'm very
> well acquainted with New Romantic music but had no clue film was a
> part of it...to whatever extent it was. From O'Pray's descriptions,
> it seems there were definite affinities, esp. considering some of
> the above moved into music video.
> Has anyone seen these films? Thoughts? Who rents them? DVD plans?
> Kevin John Bozelka
> Sunny (then rainy, then sunny) Austin
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