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Dash Arts presents
Dash Cafe: Disgraced Monuments, Iconoclasm and Soviet Dreams
Wednesday 26 July
In a nutshell
An evening of film, music and conversation around memory, statues of Lenin and other Soviet iconography with filmmaker Laura Mulvey, writer Zinovy Zinik and Owen Hatherley.
Our July Cafe will explore the creation of icons in Soviet Times and the significance of their existence and destruction in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union. The evening will include a screening of Laura Mulvey's 1994 poignant film Disgraced Monuments which looked at the sudden changes to political and cultural life in the former soviet union through the prism of its classic icons. Alongside the film, we’ll chat around the politics of memory and monuments with the filmmaker Laura herself and writers Zinovy Zinik and Owen Hartherley.
Plus we'll have some iconoclastic live music to finish the evening.
What to Expect
Lively conversation and a beautifully made short documentary.
Since May 2010, Dash Arts have hosted monthly free Dash Cafés featuring live music, film, performance, readings and discussion at venues across London. Dash Cafés are intimate and informal: a chance to encounter new ideas, surprising perspectives and unusual artists who shed new light on the regions in which we work.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
'Work of profound worldwide significance awakening us to new styles, beliefs and voices' - Toronto Star on Dash Arts
WHY DOES RICH MIX MATTER?
'Rich Mix is an important cultural centre for the development of arts and performance in London particularly those addressing the complexities of Eastern European culture and the post-Soviet space.'
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Please note: All guests should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place at the event.
This event is wheelchair accessible.