This Is Not a Dream

Directed by Gavin Butt and Ben Walters, 2013
Curated by the Live Art Development Agency

Sun 02 Nov 2014

Ipswich Film Theatre


Directed by Gavin Butt and Ben Walter, 2013. Curated by the Live Art Development Agency. Commissioned by Performance Matters in association with BURN.

Directed by Gavin Butt and Ben Walters, 2013.

Curated by the Live Art Development Agency.

How to change the world with your video camera… or create your own.

The video revolution of the 1970s offered unprecedented access to the moving image for artists and performers. This Is Not a Dream explores the legacies of this revolution and its continued impact on contemporary art and performance.

Charting a path across four decades of avant-garde experiment and radical escapism, This Is Not a Dream traces the influences of Andy Warhol, John Waters and Jack Smith to the perverted frontiers of YouTube and Chatroulette, taking in subverted talk shows and soap operas, streetwalker fashions and glittery magic penises along the way.

Featuring Dickie Beau, Dara Birnbaum, Nao Bustamante, Vaginal Davis, Cole Escola, Vincent Fremont, Alp Haydar, Holestar, David Hoyle, Kalup Linzy, Glenn O’Brien and Scottee. Commissioned by Performance Matters, in association with BURN.