James Richards: Into the Breach

Image of Leslie Thornton, 'Jennifer, Where Are You?', screening in James Richards: Into the Breach, October 2019
Leslie Thornton, 'Jennifer, Where Are You?', screening in James Richards: Into the Breach, October 2019

Turner Prize nominated artist James Richards, whose film Uncontrollable Universe was completed as part of the Projections Commissions 2019, joins us to present a programme of films by friends and peers which circles and expands upon his own work. 

Films both tactile and affective channel material from the humdrum to the weird, the impersonal to the intimate into an admixture which manages to be both brainy and bodily, appealing to concerns at the heart of Richards’ own practice around identity, representation and the corporeal. Includes work on video and 16mm by Sharon Lockhart and Leslie Thornton, alongside Richards’ earlier work Not Blacking Out, Just Turning the Lights Off.

Part of Projections Commissions 2019—four new films by artists for cinema.

James will also deliver a guest artist talk at the Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University in connection with this event on Tuesday 22 October at 17.15

Wednesday 23 October 2019
17.30
Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)
Book tickets
£6/£4

Films

Image of Leslie Thornton & Ron Vawter, 'Strange Space', screening in James Richards: Into the Breach, October 2019

Strange Space

Leslie Thornton & Ron Vawter

USA
1992
3'46
Video, colour, sound
Image of Leslie Thornton, 'The Last Time I Saw Ron', screening in James Richards: Into the Breach, October 2019

The Last Time I Saw Ron

Leslie Thornton

USA
1994
12'
Video, colour and B&W, sound
Image of Leslie Thornton, 'Jennifer, Where Are You?', screening in James Richards: Into the Breach, October 2019

Jennifer, Where Are You?

Leslie Thornton

USA
1981
11'
16mm transferred to video, colour, sound
Image of Sharon Lockhart, 'Khalil, Shaun, A Woman Under the Influence', screening in James Richards: Into the Breach, October 2019

Khalil, Shaun, A Woman Under the Influence

Sharon Lockhart

USA
1994
15'
16mm, colour, sound

Not Blacking Out, Just Turning the Lights Off

James Richards

UK
2011-12
16'15
Video, colour, sound

About the artist

James Richards (b. Cardiff, UK 1983) lives and works in Berlin and London. He has recently exhibited had solo shows at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover; ICA, London; Bergen Kunsthall; Kunstverein München; Chisenhale Gallery and Tate Britain, London. Selected group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Less Than Zero, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Cut to Swipe, MoMA, New York;  Frozen Lakes, Artists Space New York; and The Encyclopaedic Palace, 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale de Venezia, Venice). In 2017, Richards represented Wales at the 57th Venice Biennale.