Cinémas hors circuits


Welcome to the Cinémas hors circuits site.

Dedicated to independent cinema, Cinémas hors circuits is a project to highlight the work of independent publishers/distributors, cultural activists without whom many films would have disappeared from memory. As active custodians of a significant part of the cinematic heritage, such publishers have to counter the blockbuster mentality of mainstream distribution and the concentration of distribution networks.

To enable both the general audience and professionals to discover the films such independent publishers promote, and to encourage debate around new challenges and opportunities in publishing, Cinémas hors circuits offers:

a portal for independent publishers
a fair: an event entitled Salon du DVD & des éditeurs indépendants de cinéma/The DVD & Independant Publisher's Fair which wich took place in Paris in 2008 and 2009, in Poitiers in 2010 & 2011.

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Selected Video Works > LUX
Selected Video Works

George Barber
UK, 1983-2008

A pioneer of British video art, once described in Art Monthly as ‘the Henry Ford of independent video’ George Barber gained an international reputation with ‘Scratch Video’, an original fast-cutting, multi-layered rhythmic genre of work in the 1980s. Moving away from Scratch in the early 90’s, Barber created many low-tech video pieces and was influential in defining the then emergent ‘slacker’ aesthetic. Narrative is at the centre of much of his work, either deconstructing it, as in Scratch, or evolving a delivery and kind of milieu with humour and eclecticism that is very different to anything on television.
The DVD includes: Tilt (1983), Absence of Satan (1985), Yes Frank No Smoke (1985), Secret Society (1986), Taxi Driver II (1987), Arts Council GB Scratch (1988), The Venetian Ghost (1988), 1001 Colours Andy Never Thought Of (1989), Schweppes Ad (1993), Hovis Ad (1994), Curtain Trip (1994), Passing Ship (1994), Waiting For Dave (1994), Say Hello To Lottery Park (1995), The Story Of Wash & Go (1995), The Weather (1995), 2001 Colours Andy Never Thought Of (1996), Withdrawal (1997), I Was Once Involved In A Shit Show (2003), Walking Off Court (2003), Beyond Language (2005), Automotive Action Painting (2007), Following Your Heart Can Lead to Wonderful Things (2008).

Suppléments :
- commentary by George Barber
- an essay by Matthew Noel-Tod