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An image of the Yangtse bridge is re-filmed with a soundtrack of popular Chinese music.
In Persisting an image of the Yangtse bridge is re-filmed with a soundtrack of popular Chinese music and the legend “persisting in our struggle”. Kerr, who studied with Steve Farrer and Lis Rhodes at the North East London Polytechnic and participated with the latter on a series of performance pieces in the mid-1970s, creates strong iconic statements in his films, invariably from found images which are often banal. “Thee gap in between, perception and awareness of perception of moment is Persisting.” (Genesis P. Orridge).
Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.