Barry Flanagan: Imaginary Solutions

Screened on the occasion of the exhibition Barry Flanagan: Pataphysics and Play, the new film ‘Imaginary Solutions’ (17 mins) presents Flanagan’s diverse experimentation with materials and passionate commitment to redefining sculpture’s parameters. His inventiveness and versatility are illustrated with interviews and archive recordings. These include Flanagan’s television appearance on The South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg in 1983 and an interview with artist Andy Holden that was broadcast on Resonance FM in 2008.


Barry Flanagan Triple Bill

Though best known for his bronze hare sculptures, Barry Flanagan worked across a diverse range of media. In 1968, Flanagan began experimenting with film and the effects of light projection. In conjunction with the 2020–21 exhibition of Flanagan’s work in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden, three of the artist’s films from this period exploring pataphysical philosophy—or “the science of imaginary solutions,”—formulated by the French playwright and author Alfred Jarry were screened. A trio of his avant-garde works, including a hole in the sea (1969), sandgirl (1970), and bollards project (1970) were on view from December 8–13, 2020.


James Nares Triple Bill

Inaugurating The Kasmin Review screening series, a triple bill of works by James NaresPendulum (1976), Globe (2007), and STREET (2011)—aired consecutively over three weekends from May 8–24, 2020. Using the backdrop of New York City as their stage, the setting of each film was made all the more poignant against an unprecedented halt to the pace of life. This was the first time that the three works—which went on view as part of the artist’s 2019 retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum—were available for viewing online.
;Still Image of James Nares Video Series Street