Thursday, 12 April 2012

Fri 12th April: Jeffrey Hinton's "In Conversation: Word of Mouth from the Warren Street Squat" at The National Portrait Gallery

In August 2009 Jeffrey Hinton took part in the "Gay Icons" season at The National Portrait Gallery with an event screening his original footage of 80's and 90's night life in London.  His reels of film spanned various happenings from his creative circle of friends including Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Body Map and Andrew Logan.  Therefore the content covered club nights such as Taboo, seminal fashion shows, ballet and of course The Alternative Miss World.  This ninety minute compilation of unedited video has now been carefully cut and reassembled with a new selection of archived material to be shown at the gallery this month to coincide with the Lucian Freud retrospective.  Here are some screenshots from Jeffrey where he captured Lucian's muse and David Lachapelle from the same era.  
His theme for the new narrative of clips starts with his cohabited squat in Warren Street from 1980 (see above)  and documents the central characters thru to the current day via performances, rehearsals, backstage, clubs , fashion shows , photo shoots, early gay pride etc.  The objective is mainly to celebrate moments shared, especially "dedicated to the people that are no longer with us".  

Highlights include:

Clubs : Taboo , Daisy Chain , Pink Panther , Kinky Gerlinky , Heaven , Including some of my club Scratch Video's from the time . etc
Fashion Shows and Photo Shoots : Body Map , Stephen jones , ID mag , St martins , London goes to Tokyo , Leigh Bowery , Rachael Auburn . etc 
Performances and Dance: Michael Clark and co , Andrew logans Miss World , Les Child , Rose Mary + Elephant and Castle Amateur Drag . etc 
Tours and Events: Bananarama 89 world tour , Britons Next Top Tranny 2008/10 , Amber Swallows Boob a thon 2011 , Early Gay Pride . etc 

Including : Leigh Bowery , Michael Clark , David LaChapelle , Trojan , Princess Julia , Boy George , Sinead O'Conner , David Holah , Eric Holah , Jeremy Healy , Stephen Jones , Rachael Auburn , Susanne Bartsch , Gerlider Costif , Mark Lawrence , Talulah , John Maybury , Ballie Walsh , Stevie Stewart , Les Child , Sue Tilley , Mark Vaultier , Jonny Woo , A Man To Pet , Rusella , Bananarama , Tasty Tim , Ertha Kitt, Space Princess , Luke Howard , Jeffrey Hinton 

All of these moments will be programed in sections with time for a Q&A in between with various featured artists available for comment.  Unfortunately the night has already sold out but I will be there to document the proceedings so check back at the end of the month for my report.  To see more information go to In Conversation: Word of Mouth from the Warren Street Squat

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love his work