Jeff Keen | Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation | Spotlight Gallery, Brighton

November 19, 2016

Hales is pleased to announce Jeff Keen's inclusion in a new display at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, which tells the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day. The exhibition runs from 22nd October 2016 to 4th June 2017. 


Unknown to many, both Brighton and Hove have played a rich and important part in international film history.  Early film-making pioneers including George Albert Smith and James Williamson, who became known as the Brighton School and worked here at the turn of the 20th century, while Modern and contemporary filmmakers and moving image artists – like Jeff Keen, Ben Wheatley and Ben Rivers – have cemented the city’s status as a hotbed of experimental film.


Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation will explore Brighton & Hove’s success as a place for experimental film-making, and its significance nationally and internationally.


Suzie Plumb, Royal Pavilion & Museums (RPM)’s Curator of Film, Media and Toys, said: “Over the past 120 years this city has seen highly influential work produced by its filmmakers. These experimental films have moved the language of cinema and art forward internationally, yet the story is little known.


“Through looking at filmmaking techniques, such as editing, visual trickery and illusion, Experimental Motion will highlight the impact of these films on the development of the moving image.  We’ll exhibit objects from as long ago as 1896 from the city’s extensive Film & Media collections, alongside films by the Brighton School, work by Modern and contemporary filmmakers and objects and work by moving image artists.”





Jeff Keen 

Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation 

Spotlight Gallery, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Royal Pavilion Gardens,

Brighton, BN1 1EE


22 October 2016 - 4 June 2017


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