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Louise Curham and Lucas Ihlein
Louise Curham and Lucas Ihlein with Guy Sherwin (2009)
Louise Curham and Lucas Ihlein with Guy Sherwin (2009)

7pm, Tuesday 18 June 2013

Drinks, performance, panel discussion

Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London E2 9EG


A re-enactment of Guy Sherwin's expanded cinema work from 1976, (Wo)man with Mirror (2009) is presented by Louise Curham and Lucas Ihlein (Teaching and Learning Cinema, Australia

Curham & Ihlein were aware of the idea that Sherwin could not carry on performing Man with Mirror forever. Motivated to 'carry on and extend the tradition' Curham & Ihlein considered documentation an unremarkable end, and instead designed a DIY brochure for recreating a new version of Man with Mirror that was historically inquisitive, experiential and incidentally unisex and utopian.

By nature of the work, Sherwin's Man with Mirror has become a dialogue about the passage of time as much as it is about the considerations of challenging the core aspects of the medium - space, film, frame, reflection. Curham's & Ihlein's 'doubled' re-enactment articulates contemporary concerns about representation and access to learning, and provokes questions of recontextualisation and abstracted historicism.

Re-enactment or re-staging? A product of an antipodean radical film bee, the re-imagining of this seminal work is a provocative forum.

Followed by Curham & Ihlein in discussion with Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes & Dr Kim Knowles. With special guest Guy Sherwin.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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