University of Sussex
Past Event
Visual Arts

The Bruce Lacey Experience

Sun 1 Jan 2012

Jeremy Deller’s work as a film-maker has won him international acclaim. For his new documentary – specially previewed here – the Turner Prize-winning artist turns his attention to fellow film pioneer and iconic performance artist Bruce Lacey.

Three years in the making (with co-director Nicholas Abrahams), Deller’s film examines Lacey’s remarkable legacy. As a painter and sculptor (creating extraordinary mechanical devices in the 1960s). As an avant-garde filmmaker (alongside Dick Lester and Bob Godfrey). And as an all-round cultural chameleon, working with The Goons, The Beatles and even folkrock super-group Fairport Convention.

The screening is followed by a conversation between Jeremy Deller and David Alan Mellor (University of Sussex).

Also showing at the University of Sussex until Fri 18 May

Jeremy Deller Exhibition
Jeremy Deller has been working on a project excavating the University of Sussex's memory, using photographs documenting student life during the previous fifty years. The result of Deller's investigation is e incorporated as an installation in the University of Sussex Library Gallery. For more visit