Lecture date: 2001-11-02
A one-day conference examining the groupings in British architecture and art in the 1950s – New Brutalism, the Independent Group, Free Cinema and the Angry Young Men – through the concept of ‘as found’. ‘as found’ includes film screenings and a series of discussions on the work of such figures as Nigel Henderson, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Alison and Peter Smithson. ‘as found’ is about truthfulness and reality, the common and the ordinary, about following the traces of everyday life. Its form is raw, specific, immediate and direct.
Alan Sillitoe – Following a screening of the final half-hour of the 1962 film The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, the author Alan Sillitoe (who adapted his original story into the screenplay) reveals some of the biographical background to his development as a writer often positioned as one of the Angry Young Men.