Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present at Hyde Park Picture House
Film, Sun 6 Nov 2016
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present
A tribute to one of the great American artists, the film is playful, irreverent and as radical as its subject. Tony Conrad’s influence is huge: he was one of the originators of minimalism who worked with Stockhausen and La Monte Young, and was also a key figure in the formation of The Velvet Underground. He performed on and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smith’s legendary Flaming Creatures. He turned the paradigms of cinema upside down with The Flicker and as an early adopter of activist public access television he democratised the emerging medium of portable video.
Map reference: SE 283351 Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168
By Car From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.
By Bus From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.
By Train Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station