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2020 January 17, 2020

London Short Film Festival screens KIRSA NICHOLINA


KIRSA NICHOLINA by Gunvor Nelson will be screened in the programme Flesh and Fluids at London Short Film Festival held in Institute of Contemporary Art, London on January 17th. The programme is curated by Tom Grimshaw.

London Short Film Festival 2020

Through the work of four artist-filmmakers, London Short Film Festival takes a long and unflinching look at the human body. This programme strips away euphemistic aesthetics and metaphors to focus on the corporeal and biological – beginning with Gunvor Nelson’s portrait of a home birth and

culminating with Stan Brakhage’s shocking yet humane study of an autopsy (described by Jonathan Rosenbaum as ‘one of the most direct confrontations with death ever recorded on film’). Also featuring visionary feminist performance artist Carolee Schneemann’s Fuses from 1967.


Kirsa Nicholina, dir. Gunvor Nelson, Sweden 1969, 16 min.
Fuses, dir. Carolee Schneemann, USA 1967, 23 min.
Steifheit 1-3/7, dir. Albert Stakl, Austria 2018, 9 min.
The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes, dir. Stan Brakhage, USA 1971, 32 min.


Fuses, Steifheit 1-3/7 and The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes are silent and will be presented from 35mm and 16mm prints.

This programme contains unsimulated sex, and real birth and autopsy footage.
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

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