Spectres of Film: Islington’s Lost Cinemas and other Spectral Spaces
3 May – 30 June
Private View: 6pm – 9pm Thursday 3rd May 2012
A Brooks Art the new art gallery on Hoxton Street will be open on May 3rd 2012 with our inaugural show featuring artist Sam Nightingale.
Spectres of Film: Islington’s Lost Cinemas and other Spectral Spaces will include the exhibition of three works that address the architectural site and spectral spaces of film. These include: the photographic series, Islington’s Lost Cinemas; the film-sculpture, Film; and the artist’s book, Picture Has Not Been Checked as well as new work recently shot in Australia.
Islington’s Lost Cinemas is a multi-stage interactive cultural heritage project that makes visible and reveals the little known history of film and cinema in the London Borough of Islington. We will celebrate this project in conjunction with the London Architecture Festival which runs across London 23rd June – 8th July.
Sam is currently developing a website around the Islington Lost Cinemas project; it is envisioned that in time the site will also contain memories, stories and images contributed by Islington residents who experienced the cinemas in their heyday. The first stage of the website will be launched at the gallery later in May. Further details to follow.
Sam would very much like to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to the website. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org