Screening Abandoned Goods

Date

From 16 April 2016

Schedule

3:00–3:40 pm

Place

Garage Auditorium
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Saturday, 16 April

This is a short film essay about an extraordinary collection of artworks created by patients of the Netherne psychiatric hospital between 1946 and 1981.

This is a short film essay about an extraordinary collection of artworks created by patients of the Netherne psychiatric hospital between 1946 and 1981. The collection of around 5,500 works was preserved by Edward Adamson, one of the pioneers of art therapy, who ran an art studio at the hospital. The collection remains one of the major bodies of British “asylum art.” Blending archive, reconstruction, interviews, and observational footage, the film explores the transformation of the objects in the collection, from clinical material to art objects, and examines the history of postwar asylum life in the UK.

ABOYT THE PROGRAM

Arteholic is a program of screenings that focuses on art obsessions, prepared by Garage in collaboration with the PERFORM Festival. The program takes a look at artists in the late 20th century who have chosen art as a revolutionary modus operandi or who have a penchant for obsessive collecting. Two films explore the darker aspects of a passion for art: the way it can make people break the law in order to enlighten others, or the way it can become the only way of communicating with the outside world. All films will be screened in Russia for the first time.

how to take pART

All films will be screened in the original language with Russian subtitles.

Free admission, advance registration required.

REGISTRATION

Priority booking for GARAGE cardholders. Please send requests to members@garagemca.org