Skip to main content

Experimental Self-Portraits in the LUX collection

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

In collaboration with LUX Artists' Moving Image, Muriel Tinel-Temple will present a selection of experimental self-portrait films drawn from the LUX's collection.

Please make note that the programme is still to be confirmed and is subject to change:

1. Portrait with parents, 1974, Guy Sherwin, 3min, [16mm]

2. Self-Portrait, Emina Kurtagic, 1977-78, 8min (?), [16mm]

3.The Man with the movie camera, David Crosswaite, 1973, 9 min, [16mm]

4. A Phrenological Self-Portrait, Marianne Heske, 1976, 10min, [video]

5. Relative surfaces, 1974 David Hall, 8min [video]

6. Regression, John Smith, 1999, 17 min, [video]

7. Monolog, Laure Provost, 2009, 12min, [video]

8. Personal cuts, Sanja Ivekovic, 1982, 4 min, [video]

9. Watching paint dry, Jo-Ann Kaplan, 2010, 17 min, [video]

[duration: 88 min]

Muriel will be in conversation with LUX deputy director Maria Palacios Cruz.


Muriel Tinel-Temple is the author of Le Cinéaste au travail: autoportraits (The Filmmaker at work: self-portraits, Hermann, 2016) and is co-founder of the research group Self-Representation in Visual Culture along with Laura Busetta and Marlène Monteiro. The group has organised several screenings and other events at BIMI and is currently preparing an edited book of essays, The Self-Portrait in the Moving Image, for Peter Lang.

Maria Palacios Cruz (1981, Spain) is a curator and former director of the Courtisane festival in Ghent. She has been responsible for screenings, events and exhibitions at festivals and institutions including Cinematek Brussels, Impakt Utrecht, Wiels Brussels, MuHKA Antwerp, Argos Brussels, Videoex Zurich, Animate Projects, Instituto Cervantes and Paris Centre Pompidou. From 2007 to 2011 she was a producer at Atelier Graphoui in Brussels and she worked previously as distribution manager at Argos, centre for art & media. She has lectured and written extensively on artists' moving image and teaches currently at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins in London. Together with Mark Webber and William Rose, she is the co-founder and manager of The Visible Press, a London-based imprint for books on cinema and writings by filmmakers.

Contact name:

Contact phone: 0207 631 6115