Chance, History, Art

by Scott, James

Film: 16mm 1980


The film shows six artists at work, one of them being Jimmy Boyle the prisoner who spends his time in prison sculpting. Using as a starting point a series of interviews with contemporary artists recorded on videotape, examines the legacy of surrealism and its quest for a meeting point between the concrete world of the rational and the world of desire and imagination. The artists featured are: Anne Bean, John McKeon, Stuart Brinsley, Rita Donagh, Jamie Reade and Jimmy Boyle.


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