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Bonington Film Night #4: Ursula Mayer, Laure Prouvost, Rachel Reupke and Matthew Richardson

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For the fourth and final screening of this season, Bonington Gallery is pleased to present four films by » Ursula Mayer » Laure Prouvost » Rachel Reupke and Matthew Richardson.

  • From: Thursday 31 March 2016, 7 pm
  • To: Thursday 31 March 2016, 8.30 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS
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Curated by Joshua Lockwood.

In association with LUX.

For the fourth and final screening of this season, Bonington Gallery is pleased to present four films by Ursula Mayer, Laure Prouvost, Rachel Reupke, and Matthew Richardson.

The selected films explore formal exchange within relationships, whether these are between actors in the films, or directed at us, the viewer.

In Mayer’s film, the ambiguous melodrama continually addresses an ambivalent ‘you’. The indirect narrative adopted by Mayer leaves the viewer left unclear as to who is being addressed. Are they referring to each other? Could they be addressing us as the viewer? Perhaps they are talking to themselves?

Comparatively, the ‘you’ in Prouvost’s film seduces the viewer, offering inviting and pleasant images, which we are shown only briefly. The images are interspersed with a sharp intake of breath, contributing to the creation of a sensory and seductive viewing experience.

In Reupke’s film, a man and woman meet for a drink in several nondescript locations, the same actors playing differing characters. The scenes are drawn out, creating the illusion that we are looking at a 2D image. The lack of action and dialogue within the film is used by Reupke to create a void into which other emotions can be projected.

Throughout Richardson’s film, a male protagonist is followed around a variety of London-based locations. During this experience there are moments of both visual confusion and focus; as a viewer, we are left insecure about the movements, and the absence of sound gives us a heightened reliance on visual indicators.

This screening is open to the public and free to attend. No prior booking is required.


If you have any questions about this event, please email us or call +44 (0)115 848 8268.

Image: Courtesy of Rachel Reupke and LUX, London.

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Bonington Gallery, Bonington building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Shakespeare Street

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