Sculpture on Screen
Sculpture on Screen has now finished for 2011.
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Every Friday evening (6-8pm) during Modern British Sculpture
the Royal Academy in association with BBC Four is delighted to screen a series of sculpture documentaries, featuring previously unseen new arts programming from BBC Four alongside treasures from the BBC Archive.
©BBC. Picture shows: Alastair Sooke standing with figures from Barbara Hepworth's 'The Family of Man'
Each evening includes:
Screenings are free and on a drop-in basis: seating is limited to 60 and strictly on a first come first served basis.
Location: The John Madejski Fine Rooms
About the BBC Archive
The BBC Archive is one of the largest multimedia archives in the world, held in 27 locations across the UK. As well as close to a million hours of TV and radio programmes it also holds six million still photographs, over four million items of sheet music, and over half-a-million documents and records.
BBC Archive Collections allow you to explore around 75 years of UK and BBC history. Programmes, documents, and images bring the past to life and enable content discovery within a rich interactive resource, available to UK audiences.
For more information, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/archive
Download the programme of events (1.1 MB)
Running Time: 114 mins
End Time: 8.10pm
(with 5 min break between each film)
Monitor: Jacob Epstein (1958, 6 mins)
BBC Television 'Monitor' programme (1958) on Jacob Epstein's sculptures as captured in a series of photographs by Anthony Ireland from the Royal College of Art, with Epstein discussing his work and its themes.
Five Sculptors: Anish Kapoor (1988, 17 mins)
BBC 2 ‘Five Sculptors’ programme (1988) featuring Anish Kapoor talking about his ideas and influences as he prepares for an exhibition of his work at the Lisson Gallery.
Five Sculptors: Richard Wentworth (20mins)
BBC 2 ‘Five Sculptors’ programme (1988) featuring Richard Wentworth, who explains why his unconventional work, which focuses on the imperfections in ready-made objects, provokes such strong reactions.
Five Sculptors: Alison Wilding (1988 21 mins)
BBC 2 ‘Five Sculptors’ programme (1988) featuring Alison Wilding, who explains her fascination with stripping away the surface to see what is underneath and how this informs her work as a sculptor, and the impact of her personal life on her art.
Omnibus: Antony Gormley (50mins)
BBC 1 ‘Omnibus’ (2000) profiles Antony Gormley, who explains the processes through which he creates his art. He also explores the emotions and impulses behind his desire to use his own body as the starting point for his work. Family, friends and fellow artists provide insights into the sculptor’s personality and ask how his sculptures will be perceived in years to come.