The film contains strong imagery from the start, viewer discretion advised.
We are proud to announce the release of our first short documentary, Modern Panic: Dreams and Freedom, directed by Reflections Editor Tom Cottey. We teamed up with our friends at Guerrilla Zoo (lead by curator James Elphick) to produce the film, which explores the themes and ideas behind their acclaimed and controversial Modern Panic exhibitions.
The film includes interviews with artists including Carrie Reichardt, Alexandra Unger, Iain Macarthur, Andrew Hladky and counterculture figures Daevid Allen and Rikki Stein (who discuss the legendary Dreamachine.) The film also features performances by Lydia Darling, Nicola Canavan & Jon John, Alexandra Under, Mad Alan and Kimatica Studio.
Shot at their last Modern Panic exhibition the film is a sequel of sorts to the original Modern Panic film produced in 2011. Guerrilla Zoo’s series of exhibitions are inspired by the work of the original Panic Movement (Mouvement Panique), which was comprised of filmmakers and artists Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fernando Arrabal and Roland Topor, who created provocative and shocking live arts events in France in the 1960’s with an aim to liberate their audience.
The release of this film coincides with Guerrilla Zoo’s call for submissions for the next Modern Panic exhibition in London. If you are an an artist and are interested in submitting work for the next exhibition please follow this link: www.guerrillazoo.com/artist-submissions