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I Remember Nothing - A Joy Division Video Night - 18 May @ Barzooka, Blackburn
ikon& presents 'I Remember Nothing - A Joy Division Video Night' on 18 May at Barzooka in Blackburn. An unexpected treat from the Ikon Vaults featuring a rare chance to see The Joy Division Film by Malcolm Whitehead (Fac 9) not seen for over 20 years and his new 7 minute short She's Lost Control plus rarely seen Ikon/Factory footage.
Around one hundred people attended the ikon& show. Introduced by Tony Wilson and his dog (who were seconded in from a local art gallery opening), punters were shown The Factory Flick, She's Lost Control, Here Are The Young Men and some bonus Joy Division gig outtakes and rehearsal footage. "I am sick of talking about Joy Division", said AHW.
Brian Nicholson of ikon& tells the story of the video: "It was made for the May 18 Ian Curtis Night 'I Remember Nothing' in Blackburn. We offered viewing copies for sale on the night. It's the first creative thing Malcolm (Whitehead) has been involved with for quite a few years. That video will now form part of a larger work which Malcolm is working on prior to the work he will be doing on the restoration of the Bowdon Vale film later this year. This new work will feature the already complete She's Lost Control along with Shadowplay, Transmission and other material including a photo montage from Malc's personal collection.
Thanks to Ian for the following details of the video night in Blackburn:
After an initial introduction, Tony Wilson came in with his dog (a Weimaraner like the one in the Blue Monday 88 video) to say a few words. There then followed the first part was shown of the The Joy Division Film by Malcolm Whitehead (Fac 9). Other highlights included outtakes and actual Eindhoven / Manchester footage from 'Here Are The Young Men', live Granada TV clips, various interviews including ones with Ian Curtis, Martin Hannett and Rob Gretton, live performance from Plan K where Hook and Sumner swapped guitars and played Atrocity Exhibition, Bowdon Vale footage. As final bonuses there was the 7-minute short 'She's Lost Control' and the 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' promo.
Also for sale was the 'She's Lost Control' footage which came as a dvd in a seethrough case priced 5 pounds.
Ian says: "The night was great. A few sound problems where a wire came loose but apart from that a great night with lots of rare footage and interesting interviews. Would love to see this footage released officially."
Thanks to Brian, Jamie and Malcolm at ikon&. Thanks also to Moist and Ian for info.