28th June 2020
Compulsory Viewing – catch it or miss it
Perfectly spaced three times a day, either a film, photograph or track is uploaded to compulsory.gallery. Curated by artists, filmmakers and generally those with our kind of taste, we’ll be updating this selection of creative work regularly over the next couple of weeks
Hands of Bresson by Kogonada. Curated by Mathy and Fran
Talking with hands. An emotive trip of touch and intention
Portrait of Jason, directed by Shirley Clarke. Curated by Leo Leigh:
I love this film. It says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any film I’ve seen. Clarke is not afraid to let Jason Holliday, a gay black male prostitute just talk smoke and drink – for two hours. Made in 1967 this film is radical and refreshing. It doesn’t rely on the slick meaningless camera work you see in so much documentary film making today. This film is an extraordinary character study and really has a lot to say.
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‘untitled’ by Bill Henson curated by Ashley Baron
“It is important that people feel connected and entertained, particularly with all the uncertainty that is happening around us. I want compulsory.gallery to be our safe space, a way that people can check in and fuel their creativity during this period of isolation but also beyond. We will be working with our partners and talented network to get work seen, promoting unsung voices and to challenge creativity at the core by inspiring others.” – Chris Toumazou, founding partner of Compulsory production company.