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Photomontage Today: Peter Kennard

Photomontage Today: Peter Kennard

An analysis of the use of photomontage to distort meaning and create subversive and oppositional art, exemplified by the work of Peter Kennard.

Documentary 1983 35 mins

Overview

This documentary produced by Arts Council England looks at photomontage as a political tool, specifically in the work of Peter Kennard and his attempts to distort meaning and construct a ‘visual language of opposition’.

Kennard explains his approach of juxtaposing contradictory images to provoke new meanings, and his work is discussed in relation other political photomontage-makers such as the German John Heartfield and even filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.