Tuesday 15 August at 7pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Circumstantial Pleasures, Lewis Klahr, 2020, 65m
A feature-length animated collage in six episodes, Circumstantial Pleasures is a dazzlingly upcycled treasure trove of found materials. Utilising a variety of surprising techniques—from cut-out and stop-motion to live-action—Lewis Klahr crafts an indignant mosaic of late-capitalist iconography.
Circumstantial Pleasures bypasses the iconography Klahr became famous for—the texture and id of cheap halftone comic, noir and ad imagery—for high DPI images of planes, shipping containers and pills, creating a unique film in Klahr’s body of work and one that though made over eight years, taps into our paranoid times.
With thanks to Lewis Klahr