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Video: Throbbing Gristle & Derek Jarman

by Throbbing Gristle and Derek Jarman on 27 July 2005

An event that brings together again a historic collaboration between industrial music group Throbbing Gristle and the work of the late film-maker Derek Jarman. Their original collaborations happened in 1980 on Jarmans In the Shadow of the Sun, and on TG Psychic Rally in Heaven. Throbbing Gristle have performed relatively rarely in the last decade, and their live response to this selection of super eight films is a one-off. The screening includes Jarman’s Studio Bankside, 1970, a poetic journey through his own studio, showing characters who frequented it, and providing a snapshot of the artistic social scene in the pre-punk era in the urban surroundings of a pre-development Bankside. Throbbing Gristle–Chris Carter, Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Peter Christopherson–formed in London in 1975. An experimental British band who 'sought to explore and expose the limits, and limitations, of popular music'. They pioneered the use of pre-recorded samples, 'the banal sounds of English suburban living', and made extensive use of effects, 'the junk sounds of everyday life'. Renowned for their confrontational live performances, they were famously labelled ‘Wreckers of Civilisation’ by a Tory MP in 1976.

An event that brings together again a historic collaboration between industrial music group Throbbing Gristle and the work of the late film-maker Derek Jarman. Their original collaborations happened in 1980 on Jarmans In the Shadow of the Sun, and on TG Psychic Rally in Heaven. Throbbing Gristle have performed relatively rarely in the last decade, and their live response to this selection of super eight films is a one-off. The screening includes Jarman’s Studio Bankside, 1970, a poetic journey through his own studio, showing characters who frequented it, and providing a snapshot of the artistic social scene in the pre-punk era in the urban surroundings of a pre-development Bankside. Throbbing Gristle–Chris Carter, Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Peter Christopherson–formed in London in 1975. An experimental British band who 'sought to explore and expose the limits, and limitations, of popular music'. They pioneered the use of pre-recorded samples, 'the banal sounds of English suburban living', and made extensive use of effects, 'the junk sounds of everyday life'. Renowned for their confrontational live performances, they were famously labelled ‘Wreckers of Civilisation’ by a Tory MP in 1976.

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