Film & Theatre
LILO: They Live and Eraserhead
5 July 2012
The closing night double-bill of Looking In, Looking Out might just mean you'll never view cinema, or the world, in the same way again!
1800 Suitcase Cinema in The Brockway Room
An image and light beam installation
The Suitcase Cinema invites Looking In, Looking Out audiences to interrupt the projected light emanating from two 16mm projectors. The projectors will face each other. The projectors’ beams will meet on a thin material, which will partition the room into two areas. One area will contain an image. The other will be simply white light. Members of the public are invited to step across the beams’ path, and observe others on the opposing part of the partition simultaneously forming part of the ‘other’ image, using their silhouette.
1830 They Live (1988), John Carpenter's homage to the sci-fi B-movies of an earlier age, in which an all-American construction worker happens across a find that changes his experience of reality forever.
2015 Eraserhead (1977) David Lynch's baffling, surrealist breakthrough film, a mysterious immersion into the mind of another that demonstrates the power of film to reveal the world as much more weird and uncanny than we usually experience it.