FILM SCREENING IN LONDON, FRIEZE WEEK 2023
VANESSA'S ART DIARIES, 1993-2007 will be screened at ALL IS JOY Studios in Soho, London. THURSDAY12th OCTOBER at 7pm.
Doors open 6pm. Film starts 7pm prompt. ALL IS JOY and their new venture TWELfTH is situated in the old Warner Brother’s De Lane building. 75 Dean street, London W1D 3PU.
BOOK TICKETS ON EVENRBRITE HERE. All proceeds go to the premises. See trailer below.
VANESSA'S ART DIARIES, 1993-2007.
A personal glimpse into the British art scene and its creative spirit, shot with her Hi8 camcorder
Archive video footage from 1993 to 2007 of art openings, exhibitions, parties and artists at work. Featuring YBA artists including Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Cerith Wyn Evans, Gavin Turk, Gary Hume, Angus Fairhurst, Andrea & Philippe and Gigi Gianuzzi and friends, Huutajat! The Finnish Screaming Men and many more.
Interviews with people coming out of Damien Hirst’s curated exhibition ‘Some Went Mad Some ran Away’ at the Serpentine Gallery 1994. Vanessa’s unauthorized egg performance on the rooftop of the Hayward gallery, Abigail Lane’s bottom printing, Sarah Lucas’ exhibitions The Law with Sadie Coles in 1997 and her shows in N.Y and Milton Keynes. Easter weekend in France with Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Isaac Julien and more. Footage from London, New York, Venice and Rome.
Produced & Directed by Vanessa Fristedt, 2023
Editor: Phil Smith and Vanessa Fristedt
Duration: 77 mins
The film was first screened at BIG WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester 13-14th of May, 2023 in conjunction with the BIG WOMEN exhibition which Sarah also curated and I was part of.
"This is possibly the most insightful funniest documentary on the spirit and grass roots of YBA and it lives on in this show and film. Get to see it...” Louisa Buck (art critic)
Film compilation of a female troll on a small cormorant infested island. She dances and runs around the island fighting off the cormorant birds (whose shit destroys the trees). This film reminded me of the lockdown and the yearning to escape. Everyone in the city wanted to escape to a desert island, but I think the lonesome troll lady might disagree. THE SPELL has two parts of which the second is of a busy street in Spitalfields, London where people break into themselves and magpies bring luck.