GAZWRX - The Films Of Jeff Keen

GAZWRX - The Films Of Jeff Keen

Synopsis

Jeff Keen's unique and imaginative filmmaking has outlived the various scenes in which it thrived: the sixties counter-culture, punk and beyond. Making work of immediate power and raw intensity on a range of film stocks (although always preferring 8mm: more oppositional, more disposable, less of a sell-out), this WW2 veteran, self-taught artist and pioneer of radical British independent filmmaking continues to defy categorisation.

The forty-plus films presented here are drawn from the various phases of Keen's output, and reveal the astonishingly tireless talent of a unique individual not afraid to grapple with sex and war, or to experiment with multiple screen presentations, visceral soundtracks and brutal animation techniques. Truly inspired and inspiring, this collection is a testament to the irrepressible force that is Jeff Keen.

Film Listing

- Cineblatz (1967, 3 mins)
- White Lite (1968, 3 mins)
- Marvo Movie (1967, 5 mins)
- Meatdaze (1968, 8 mins)
- Rayday Film (1968-70, 13 mins)
- 24 Films (1970-75, 18 mins)
- The Cartoon Theatre Of Dr Gaz (1976-79, 14 mins)
- White Dust (1970-72, 33 mins)
- Mad Love (1972-78, 42 mins)
- Diary Films (1972-76, 26 mins)
- Return Of Silver Head (1980, 21 mins)
- Victory Thru Film Power (1980, 3 mins)
- B-B-B Bom And Life Storm (1990, 5 mins)
- Kino Pulveriso (1993, 1 min)
- Kino Staccato (1999, 2 mins)
- Pulverised Cinema (1990, 10 mins)
- The Dreams And Past Crimes Of The Archduke (1979-84, 7 mins)
- Omozap (1991, 1 min)
- Omozap 2 (1991, 1 min)
- Blatzom (1983-86, 12 mins)
- Joy Thru Film (2000, 20 mins)
- Artwar Fallout + Artwar 3 (1995, 10 mins)
- Artwar Loop 1 (1990, 1 min)
- Artwar Loop 2 (1990, 1 min)
- Wail (1960, 5 mins)
- Like The Time Is Now (1961, 6 mins)
- Breakout (1962, 11 mins)
- Instant Cinema (1964-5, 2 mins)
- Flik Flak (1964-65, 3 min)
- The Pink Auto (1964, 21 mins)
- Missing Close-Ups (1964-64, 5 mins)
- Day Of The Arcane Light (1969, 14 mins)
- Family Star (The Mutt & Jeff Icecream Sundae + Mothman) (1968-69, 31 mins)
- Spontaneous Combustion (1980, 34 mins)
- Omozap Terribelis + Afterblatz 2 (2002, 10 mins)
- Blatzomatika (1990, 4 mins)
- Blazon Blatzom: El Pistolera Blatzo (1990, 14 mins)
- Plasticator (1990, 2 mins)
- Plazmatic Blatz (1991, 9 mins)
- Blatzom In Artwar (1990, 21 mins)
- Omozap In Arthur (1990-95, 10 mins)
- Artwar (1993, 6 mins)
- Artwar – The Last Frontier (1993, 20 mins)

Special Features

- Filmed interview with Jeff Keen
- Art Flies Free (Ian Helliwell, 2000, 3 mins): an experimental documentary
- Jeff Keen Films (Margaret Williams, 1983, 35 mins): documentary with interview
- 96-page booklet featuring paintings, drawings and collages by Jeff Keen, plus film notes and articles by Keen, Tony Rayns, Jack Sargeant, and Raymond Durgnat

Technical Specs

Director: Jeff Keen
Year: 2009
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 585 min
Colour: B/W & Colour
Certificate: 15