Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Undercurrents cinema joins exhibition of 20th centuries most famous artists.

Media and arts charity Undercurrents will take their unique Solar Powered cinema to the Barbican Art Gallery in London this weekend to take part in The Surreal House.The curators have chosen the Undercurrents Sol Cinema to show short films from the most infamous surreal artists including Salvador Dali.

The Sol Cinema is a micro movie house powered entirely by the energy of the Sun. It can accommodate 8 adults comfortably for a unique cinematic experience. Built by artist Jo Furlong, the Sol Cinema will roll out the red carpet and usherettes will show the audience to their seats in the smallest cinema in the world.

Undercurrents co-founder Paul O’Connor said today
‘The Sol Cinema has been on tour all over the UK, from huge music festivals in Scotland to small community events in Wales and has been a hit everywhere it has been. The fact that we have been chosen for this prestigious exhibition of international artists, shows just how unique our cinema is’

The Sol Cinema will be in The Surreal House exhibition on July 24-25th. Step inside a labyrinth of chambers, designed by acclaimed young architects Carmody Groarke, and experience The Surreal House.Its haunted rooms, delirious forms, blasted architecture and cinematic dreamscapes - featuring a host of artists, architects and film makers including Salvador Dali , Marcel Duchamp , Alberto Giacometti , René Magritte , Man Ray , Joseph Cornell and Maya Deren through to more contemporary figures, among them; Rebecca Horn , Edward Kienholz and Rem Koolhaas .

Editors notes
More details about Sol Cinema on http://www.thesolcinema.org/
Surreal House details on http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=10567

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