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Film screening – Construction and Destruction in the City 23 April 2014 07:00 PM

A film screening in association with the London Screen Study Collection and artist Amanda Loomes. This screening will include Loomes’ latest work ‘Multi-story’ (2014) shown alongside archive films
Barbican Regained (1963), London Builds Again (1945-6), Nine Years After: St Paul’s Builds Anew (1949), South Bank (1949) and London’s Jewish East End (1961).

Wednesday 23 April 7-9pm. The Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD

Multi-story forms part of an ambitious new moving image project and installation by artist Amanda Loomes, revealing the dramatic story of 80, Bishopsgate, a building destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993, rebuilt, and subsequently demolished in 2011. Woven throughout the film are sounds and images from archive films ‘Barbican Regained’, (1963) and Living City (1970), referencing the continuing cycle of destruction and construction. ‘Multi-story’ uses the archive films to challenge and question the confidence and certainty of the past, acting as a kind of memento mori for the city. ‘Multi-story’ will be shown alongside archive films from the London Screen Study Collection, Birkbeck University.

The installation ‘Spoil and Fill’ can currently be seen at studio1.1 57a Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DJ until 27 April 2014.

Spoil and Fill is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

The Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD