29 nov 2014

Stephen Dwoskin screening

29 Nov 2014
7:00 PM

take-me

7pm doors

£5 advance (click here) £6.50 on the door

Take Me (1969) 30 minutes B&W

Grandperes Pear (2003) 5 min 30 seconds

The film is a short, witty reflection of a trick that Dwoskin’s grandfather did with a pear. It is based on family found footage that Dwoskin manipulated by repeating and changing its speed

Intoxicated by My Illness (2001)

Intoxicated by My Illness (in which images photographed by several people are extensively superimposed) loosely and dreamily tracks a phase in Dwoskin’s life that took him from medical examination to intensive care. Mostly it is a reverie about erotic fantasy – especially the excruciating, poignant ambiguity of bodily sensation strung out between intense pain and exquisite pleasure, between the figures of the nurse, who might be imagined as a bondage mistress, and the bondage mistress, who touches the ‘dominated’ body in the most tender way imaginable. Dwoskin periodically overlays known ‘movie music’ in order to ironically foreground his own ‘self dramatisation’, all the while drawing us into a rare and precious intimacy in extremis. – See more at:

Part of the STEPHEN DWOSKIN: HA, HA! exhibition

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