CBM: Chopped Liver Press
July 19, 2012, 6 p.m. - July 19, 2012, 9 p.m.
For the launch of the Copeland Book Market Chopped Liver Press (Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin) will set up a screenprinting facility producing hand-made 'Chopped Liver' posters printed on random pages of the International Herald Tribune. They will also screen the film Black Market.
Black Market takes its name from the eponymous film Al Suq al Soda, or Black Market. Directed by the surrealist painter-turned-filmmaker Kamel el-Telmissany, the film was banned shortly after its release in Egypt in 1945, and has since all but disappeared. What is more, this rare copy of the film, a recording from television, has been partially erased by another film – an unknown porno probably made in the 1970s or 80s. The two films share the same strip of magnetic tape, but sit uncomfortably together and transmit inverse aesthetic, moral and political positions. www.choppedliver.info