Filmography

Film List

2012

Open City Doc Festival - Clebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London 23/6/12 Program: "Postcards from Experimental Places" - Film: London/Cape Wrath/London

Kunsthalle Exnergasse 19/1/12 Film: Still Life

Hors Piste 27 1 12 Film: Tiger

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 12/3/12 Film: Fireworks and Waves

2011

South London Gallery : Film: Waves 14/9/11

2010

Jihlava Documentary film festival in the Czech Republic: October 30th "Focus 2"

2009

Avalon LA film projection for The Brazilian Girls

Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco, film projection for The Brazilian Girls

WATCH THE FILM

2008

Rotterdam Film Festival, Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek e.V.

2007

Museum der Kulturen-Zurich, BFI Southbank-London

2004


SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT: The First Decade of the London Film-Makers' Co-operative & British Avant-Garde Film 1966-76.
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece 18-22 March and as part of the Image Forum Festival Japan Hillside Gallery/Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan. 24 April - 5 May Goethe Institut, Kyoto, Japan. 11-16 May

2003


Shoot Shoot Shoot Festival "Intervention and Process"

Vancouver Pacific Cinematheque & Building Light
Los Angeles Film Forum
San Francisco Cinematheque,
Pacific Film Archives
SFMoMA
Chicago Art Institute
New York Anthology Film Archives
Image Forum Festival: Tokyo , Yokohama
Image Forum Festival: Kyoto , Fukuoka
Moscow Film Museum
St Petersberg

2002


Shoot Shoot Shoot Festival "Intervention and Process"

London Tate Modern
Bristol Arnolfini
Paris Scratch Projections
Brisbane International Film Festival
Perth/Melborne Experimenta
Glasgow CCA
Berlin Arsenal (FDK)
Hamburg Kinemathek
Munich Filmmuseum
Bremen
Karlsruhe Kinemathek
Frankfurt Deutsches Filmmuseum
Stockholm Kulturhuset
Basel Kunsthalle
Barcelona Fundacio Antoni Tapies
Vitoria ARTIUM
Rio de Janiero Babushka
Buenos Aries Museum of Fine Arts

 

1995
Louvre (Paris) `Poetics of Colour'

1984
NFT (National Film Theatre, London)

1981
"Art and the Sea" touring exhibitions (ICA-London, Third Eye- Glasgow
and Southampton University Gallery)

1980
Zabriskie Gallerie (Paris)
ICA London
Paris Bienalle
Bristol Film Festival

1979
Berlin Film Festival
Genoa Festival
LFMC Tour to Norway
Preston Polytechnic
North East London Polytechnic
National Film Theatre "FILM/LONDON" (London)
Museum of Modern Art (Oxford, England)

1978
Centre Pompidou "Perspectives on Avant-Garde"(Paris)
Edinburgh Festival (Scotland)
Hayward Annual (London)
London Filmmakers Co-op
La Rochelle Festival
Avignon Film Festival
Film Workshop of Westchester
Womens Media Center,LA
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Inc
Canyon Cinemateque, San Fransisco
Derby Lonsdale College of Art
Oxford Film Festival

1977
Gallery Cavalino (Venice, Italy)
LFMC tour to Vienna
LFMC tour to Arnheim
LFMC tour to Paris
LFMC Final Film Festival at Fitzroy Road
British Council's tour of Landscape Film Tour
Arts Festival, Umea, Sweden
London Filmmakers Co-op
Pasadena Film Forum
San Francisco Art Institute
Vehicule Arts, Montreal

1976
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Carnegie Institute (USA)
Pacific Film Archives (San Francisco)
Vancouver Pacific Cinematheque (Canada)
Vehicule (Montreal)
Oasis (Los Angeles)

1975
Thames TV Bursary Show
London Filmmakers Co-op
LFMC tour to Denmark
Los Angeles Film Oasis
Derby Film Festival
Pacific Cinemateque, Vancouver
Film Collections
New York Film Co-Op(New York),
Canyon Cinemateque(San Francisco)
Noel Brinkman(Germany)
Film Co-Op(London)
HBK-Archive(Berlin)
Arts Council of Great Britain(London)
British Council(London)

Critique

1989
BBC2 "Building Sights" invited to write and present the "Blackburn
House,Hampstead":10 Mins. (Oct)

1978
Sensor: "Jenny Okun Screening" by Alice Wallace

1976
Los Angeles Times: "Avant-Garde British Shorts" by Linda Gross(Nov19)

1975
Readings: "Jenny Okun, London Film Co-op" by Jeremy SpencerFILMS

 

FILMS

All 16mm


TIGER:
1975, B&W, 10 Minutes, Optical sound

This film is a continuous take outside a tigers cage in
Regents Park Zoo. During the first half of the film the
camera moves independently of the tiger between two fixed
points. These points were determined by the length of
the tigers walking path. For the secound half the camera
paces in synch with the tiger.

STILL LIFE: 1976, Color, 6 Minutes, Silent, 24 fps.

This film explores the transformation of an image from
color negative to color positive on one film stock. The
Still life was painted its color negative during the
filming and then the exposed film was processed and printed
on color negative printstock.

WALK: 1975, Color, 5 Minutes, Silent, projected slow (12fps)

This film relates the method of filming forwards and
backwards with the activity of taking a walk and retracing
ones steps. The film was shot by taking single frames
forward and then back single framing for the return journey.


CLOUDS: 1975, Color, 3 Minutes, Silent, 24fps.

This film contrasts the concepts of relative motion and
absolute motion. The speed and direction of the car and
clouds, the spiralling motion of the camera, and the
stationary factory chimneys all combine to produce the
illusion of space within the frame.


FIREWORKS: 1976, Color, 3 Minutes, Silent, 24fps

This film uses the image of fireworks (points of light)
superimposed in the camera and in the optical printer until
the surface of the film begins to bleach out.


ROUNDS: 1977, Color, 6 Minutes, Optical Sound

This film was made by superimposing in the camera six
takes of myself playing the flute in six different
positions around a circle. With each shot I randomly
began playing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". The resulting
film shows a unique rendition of this classic round.


LONDON - CAPE WRATH - LONDON: 1977, Color, 10 Minutes,
Silent, 24fps

This film is a travelog which shows the relationship
between the car and the weather. The focal point is the
windscreen and the structuring elements, the rain and the
windscreen wipers.


THE RECEDING LANDSCAPE: 1977, Color, 10 Minutes, Optical sound

This film contrasts the mechanized activity of a plane ride
and its effect on one's awareness or even ability to see
the passing landscape, through the use of a passive picture
and an agressive sound track.


FOCUS I: 1977, Color 3 Minutes, Silent, 24fps

Time and movement have traditionally been used to establish
the illusion of space in film. In this film I have tried
to de-emphasize both these illusionary properties by
altering the space within the camera rather than the space
in front.

WAVES: 1978, B&W, 3 Minutes, Silent, 24fps

This film was hand wound though the camera backwards and
forwards as the waves on a beach built up and broke on
the shore.

COWS IN THE GATE: 1977, Color, 10 Minutes, Optical sound

The camera was triggered by a foot pedal in time to music I
was playing on the flute. The sound of the flute and camera attracks
inquisative cows.

FOCUS II: 1978, Color, 6 Minutes, Silent, 24fps

This film consists of five hours continuous observation
from a static viewpoint in the Lake District. A powerful
telephoto lens was used to focus on the changing landscape.
This film synthesizes the pattern of observation and that
of recording mechanically the changing landscape.


A PIECE FOR SUNLIGHT, PIANO, AND 45 FINGERS: 1979, Color,
10 Minutes, Optical sound

45 fingers were needed to play the film soundtrack mimicing
the sun's movement over four months on piano keys.