Exhibition: Malcolm Le Grice - Present Moments and Passing Time An exhibition spanning 50 years of innovation in painting, film, video and digital art

Horror Film 1 is a live shadow performance from 1971. Approximately 15 minutes. Uses three 16mm projectors with changing colour loops and a recorded sound track of breathing. © Le Grice.

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Dates: Friday 20 January-Saturday 18 March

Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00, Peninsula Arts Gallery

Tuesday-Saturday 13:00-20:30, Plymouth Arts Centre

Price: free admission

Celebrating the innovative and ground-breaking work of Plymouth-born Malcolm Le Grice, this exhibition looks at how he pioneered the ‘British Expanded Cinema’ movement with multi-projection and performance works, as well as making the UK’s first computer art films. These breakthroughs can be traced in his early paintings incorporating flashing light bulbs and more recently in his 3D video installations. 

Le Grice was the driving force in expanding the London Filmmakers Co-op’s to include film production, which has had a profound impact on British visual culture since the late 1960s. 

He has exhibited across the UK, Europe and New York including at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Centre George Pompidou and Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, MACBA in Barcelona and MUMOK in Vienna. He is represented in national archive collections across Europe and Australia, with over 80 works in the British Film Institute. His films are distributed by Lux. 

Malcolm Le Grice is represented by Richard Saltoun Gallery. 

A dual site exhibition at Peninsula Arts and Plymouth Arts Centre, delivered in partnership with the History Centre and Plymouth City Council (Arts and Heritage).

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Malcolm Le Grice

Malcolm Le Grice talks about his early career and input into the British Expanded Cinema movement, his objection to narrative and his exploration of experimental film in this short clip.

Horror Film 1 is a live shadow performance from 1971. Approximately 15 minutes. Uses three 16mm projectors with changing colour loops and a recorded sound track of breathing. © Le Grice.

'Voices' Season - Original Voices

Peninsula Arts looks to support new and undiscovered cultural voices, as well as bringing those internationally renowned voices to the region and this is explored in this season’s programme.

Born in Plymouth, Malcolm Le Grice pioneered new ways of presenting moving image as multi-screen projection and installation in the 1960s. He is recognised as being one of Britain’s most innovative and experimental film-makers.

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