Malcolm McLaren's 'Shallow 1-21'
9 December 2008 — 19 January 2009
Malcolm McLaren, Still from ‘Shallow', 2008. Courtesy Aurel Scheibler, Berlin. Copyright Malcolm McLaren
A multi-media work, the Musical Paintings (Shallow 1-21), are a series of original musical "cut-ups" composed by McLaren set to appropriated clips selected and edited of ordinary people who are about to have sex. The films have been spliced, repeated, both slowed down and in real time. The result is hypnotic, layered and provocative.
Watch an interview with Malcolm McLaren on the making of 'Shallow 1-21'. Click here
This collection of Musical Paintings - portraits of people thinking, desiring, wanting, wishing, imagining having sex, have been dug out of the ruins of pop culture: old sex films and pop music. McLaren explains they are not films or videos, not cut in rhythm or narrative based, but another form entirely. They are a map of feelings that navigate both the "look of music" and the "sound of fashion".
Screening continuously during GSK Contemporary opening hours
Saturday 13 December 6pm-midnight
Sunday 14 December 6pm-midnight
Thursday 18 December 6pm-midnight
Friday 19 December 6pm-midnight
Saturday 20 December all day
Sunday 21 December all day
Saturday 10 January all day
Sunday 11 January all day
Monday 12 January 6pm-midnight
Thursday 15 January all day
Friday 16 January 6pm-midnight
Running time 86 mins.