After Dark Halloween Special @ Barbican
After Dark Halloween Special @ Barbican // October 31 // 7pm-1am // FREE
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Frightful fun includes:
PSYCHOPORTRAIT: Have your portrait taken, along with another presence – invisible to the naked eye, in Dr Tim Mitchell’s Spirit Photo Booth . Make up artist Jenny Glynn will help you get the full effect.
DARK FUN: Slip through the walls in Oskar Chmioła’s in stallation , let darkness engulf you and discover columns of lights and strange encounters.
ANIMATED HORROR: Dark, atmospheric, claustrophobic, poetic, shocking. Watch some of the darkest and most chilling animated films from the London International Animation Festival (LIAF) archive. The programme includes classics such as ‘The Cat with Hands’ – Robert Morgan, ‘The Wonder Hospital’ – Beomsik Shimbe Shim (Korea/USA) and ‘Stand Up’ – Joseph Pierce (UK) as well as several others from Poland, Chile, France, Japan and the UK.
· Polish Goth stylist Jaga Hupalo and Karolina Noinska-Fender’s video installation explores immortal beauty, gender ambiguity and solitude in fashion and art.
· Werewolves, witches, zombies and vampires – have fascinated human beings everywhere and at all times. Talks uncovering the science of the malign and supernatural curated by The Skeptic magazine and input from the Welcome Trust.
· Inspired by the fascinating and mysterious character of ‘Baba Yaga’ – a Hag who lives deep in the forest on a house which walks on chicken legs. Be mesemerised by the giant kaleidoscope as patterns are choreographed to an original soundtrack by AVIS COCKBILL & DAVID PARKER.
· Jacqueline Sobiszewski fictionalizes Nosferatu’s inherent mystery through a series of photographic images.
· Catch an impromptu dance performance, dedicated to the fading glamour of fashion, decadence and women in the spotlight. A taste of company Dante or Die’s work La Fille à la Mode.
· Jo Bannon’s “Exposure” is the beginning of an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. This intimate one to one performance is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves – to ourselves, to another, with another.
· Haunting music from DJ Aridtrax (Vindicatrix) and DJ’s Dickie Dreams of Polish Dick 4 Dick.
· Polish playwright and poet Szczepan Orłowski reacts to Edvard Munch’s painting at the Tate Modern and muses on the vampiric lot.
· Sip decadent blood red cocktails in our lounge bar
· Dress to kill: black tie recommended
· Spine tingling Halloween torch-lit tours:
Book early for our special late night Halloween backstage torch-lit tour of the Barbican.
· Put the date in your diary: you can make a night of it and attend one of our films, theatre shows or concerts happening that evening too, such as Nosferatu and Max Richter: Vivaldi Recomposed.
Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London
In association with The Last Tuesday Society and Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Most activities are free and drop in.
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