Saturday 10 AUGUST 2019
7 – 9pm
Viddy Horrorshow (VHS) is a regular film event at TACO!, where each screening is selected by invited contributors to form an expanding programme of moving image.
VHS screenings are broad and non-hierarchical in their approach. Selected content can include any form of moving image - from music videos, trailers and artists’ films to commercials, archive footage, documentaries and occasional features.
‘Collapse’ is the first event in the series, selected by artists Mat Jenner and Frances Scott. Here, ‘Collapse’ is proposed between film genres, materials, architectures and narratives, and ultimately, as a process that might give way to space for agency, meaning and collaboration. The evening screening of artist films by George Barber, Corin Sworn and Charlotte Prodger, Nancy Holt, Ursula Mayer, Jackson Payne and Phil Coy.
Scott is currently working with TACO! on research towards her new film work, Wendy, and the screening coincides with the demolition of Binsey Walk at Thamesmead, a location used in Stanley Kubrick’s film, A Clockwork Orange (1971), adapted from Anthony Burgess’ novel published a decade earlier.
VHS takes its title as an acronym from Burgess’ nadsat vocabulary – a fictional language of ‘a not-too-distant future’. ‘Viddy’ means to see or look, and ‘horrorshow’ indicates ‘well’ or ‘good’.