Ian Hugo <em>Bells of Atlantis</em> 1952-3 film still.
Courtesy Light Cone, Paris

Ian Hugo Bells of Atlantis 1952-3 film still.
Courtesy Light Cone, Paris

The Long Dream of Waking

Projection Series #8
  • Saturdays and Sundays 1PM til Sun 24 Dec
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry, donations appreciated
  • Bookings essential
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Inspired by a Len Lye poem of the same title, Projection Series #8: The Long Dream of Waking presents four films that explore states of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness, illusion and reality.

At the heart of the Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre’s cinema programme, Projection Series returns with its eighth instalment, surveying the landscape of historical and contemporary fine art filmmaking. The series continues to encourage audiences to experience the wider world of local and international film and moving image.

This series includes the masterpiece of Surrealist cinema Un Chien Andalou (1929), made by Luis Buñuel with Salvador Dali, and Maya Deren’s celebrated experimental film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943). Alongside these well-known works, The Long Dream of Waking showcases Bells of Atlantis (1952-3) by Ian Hugo, featuring abstract colour effects by Len Lye, and The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa (2016) by Ane Hjort Guttu and Daisuke Kosugi.

Approximate running time: 73 minutes

Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sarah Wall


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Luis Buñuel <em>Un Chien andalou</em> 1928 film still

Luis Buñuel Un Chien andalou 1928 film still

Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid <em>Meshes of the Afternoon</em> 1943 film still.
Courtesy Light Cone

Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid Meshes of the Afternoon 1943 film still.
Courtesy Light Cone

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