Mass Trespass is a documentary short about the Kinder Trespass of 1932. An event in the Peak District that helped pave the way for our right to roam on mountain and moorland throughout the UK. A shining example of how mass action and protest can bring about great change around the world.
Featuring interviews from Roly Smith, Martin Porter, Mark Metcalf & Kate Ashbrook.
‘Backwards Forwards’ is a video made by Anne Bean and Alex Eisenberg from a live performance called 'Post Reality: Laws of Similarity and Contagion'. The original performance was commissioned to launch ‘Performance Magazine Online’ at the ReROOTed Festival, Humber Street Gallery, Hull in March 2017. It featured live appearances by Rob La Frenais, Richard Wilson and Yol.
‘Performance Magazine Online’ (2017) is a project by Rob La Frenais in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency. In partnership with Re-ROOTed, Hull City of Culture 2017 and The British Library, London. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Between 1979-1992 Performance Magazine documented an extraordinary period in the development of art in the UK.
With its maverick and punk ethos Performance Magazine embodied an immensely active community of artists, writers and publics that crossed disciplines throughout the late 70s, 80s and the start of the 90s.
The magazine provided a vital platform for the awareness of new approaches to the making and experience of art by creating a critical context and space for discourse. Moving beyond Performance Art and conventional categorisations, Performance Magazine was instrumental in promoting cross-disciplinary and underground art and played an important role in triggering the development of Live Art as a terminology and field of creative practice.
Rob La Frenais (founding editor 1979 – 1987) has collaborated with Live Art Development Agency (LADA) to develop this project – Performance Magazine Online.
"Philosopher's Union Member's Mouthpiece #00,030: Stefan Szczelkun": Stefan Szczelkun, member of The Scratch Orchestra, participant in the 8th International Neoist Apartment Festival, publisher of Working Press, author of "The Conspiracy of Good Taste", proposer of the Philosopher's Union, &, no doubt, much more besides. Sometime in the mid-1980s John Berndt was visiting Stefan In London & Stefan mentioned his idea of having a Philosopher's Union whose motto would be "Keep Thinking Live" - inspired by the Musician's Union's motto "Keep Music Live". John told me about this idea in early 1988 around the time I acquired my PXL-2000 toy camcorder & the 2 things jived in my head &, Lo & Behold!, I decided to shoot a series of Philosopher's Union Member's Mouthpieces using the PXL. Shortly thereafter, I was in Greta GarBritain & I had the opportunity to capture Stefan waxing philosophical. While the spontaneity may've inclined Stefan more to waning philosophical, resulting less in philosophy & more in low-key performance, Szczelkun's essential affability is well-represented. - December 16, 2014EV notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
"The housing crisis is one of our nation’s biggest scandals and this film shows us it’s deliberate. A must see independent film."
– Michael Sheen
"Perhaps the most important British film since I, Daniel Blake."
– Adrian Lobb, The Big Issue
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In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the United Kingdom.
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.
Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.