Making Strange: Warhol Refracting – screening of films by P Staff

  • Talks & Art Courses

Thursday 19 October

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Making Strange: Warhol Refracting is a screening programme with film curator Alice Butler. As one of the most recognisable artists of the twentieth century Andy Warhol is a figure whose work, persona and signature appearance feels known on some level by audiences around the world. This film series explores what might be revealed when we look at Warhol at a remove or in refraction; through the work of his friends, the city with whom his identity is so intertwined and through artists making work today whose themes or ideas connect with or expand upon those Warhol was inspired by.



Join us to view and discuss three short films by the exciting artist P. Staff, with film curator Alice Butler.

Hevn, 5 minutes, 2022

On Venus, 13 minutes, 2019

The Prince of Homburg, 23 mins, 2019

For more details on each of the individual films please see https://lux.org.uk/artist/p-staff/

P Staff (b.1987, Bognor Regis, England) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and London, UK. Their work combines video installation, performance and publishing to interrogate notions of discipline, dissent, labour and the queer body. They have exhibited extensively, gaining significant recognition and awards for their work which is held in private and public collections internationally. Staff received their BA in Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Studies from Goldsmiths University of London in 2009. They completed the LUX Associate Artists Programme and studied Contemporary Dance at The Place in London, in 2011. Their work has been exhibited at Serpentine Galleries, London (2019); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (2019); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2017); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2017); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015); Tate Liverpool, England (2014); Tate Modern, London (2012), among others.

Free, booking essential via Eventbrite. 

Our next film as part of our Warhol Refracting series is New York Our Time, 1 hour 34 minutes, by artist Vivienne Dick, who will be joining Alice Butler for a post-screening Q+A on Thursday 2 November at 1pm. Go to Explore & Learn on our website to see details of upcoming programmes.

Image – still from The Prince of Homburg by P. Staff

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