Guy Brett and Boris Gerrets, Dream Drivers

Open Lecture

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Guy Brett will introduce Boris Gerrets, an artist whose work he curated, and wrote about, for the 2002 exhibition ‘Mindfields’ (Kiasma, Helsinki, 2002).

The event will feature the first UK screening of Gerret’s short film Dream Drivers (Netherlands, 2006).

Dream Drivers is a portrait of the anonymous zone that lies between motorway, petrol station, carwash and car park. Impersonal observations – wheels, road markings, shadows behind windshields, cars flying past and security camera footage – alternate with short interviews and personal portraits of people in their cars and along the road. Meeting various motorists in the course of the film, the viewer also shares the viewpoint of a petrol station cashier, and a cleaner who changes car park bin bags. The final stop is a snack bar on wheels, parked in a rest area in the early morning, close to the sea.

After the screening, viewers will have an opportunity to discuss this film, and other work, with the artist.

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  • Guy Brett

    Visiting Fellow - Camberwell College of Arts

    Guy Brett has written extensively for the art press since the 1960s and has organised a number of international exhibitions, among them ‘Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic’, MACBA, Barcelona and Hayward Gallery, London 2000; ‘Li Yuan-Chia: Tell Me What is Not Yet Said’, Camden Arts Centre and touring 2001; and ‘Boris Gerrets: Mindfields’, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2002. His books include Through Our Own Eyes: Popular Art and Modern History 1986; Transcontinental: Nine Latin American Artists 1990; Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla 1995; Carnival of Perception 2004 and Brasil Experimental: Arte/Vida Proposicoes e Paradoxos 2005.
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