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THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) with Live Score + Installation

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  • dir. Robert Wiene

  • year. 1920

  • country. Germany

  • run-time. 77min

  • rating. U

£6 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors - 6:00PM

Film - 8:00PM


A timeless classic and a visual archetype

At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

The seminal German expressionist film will be accompanied by a live contemporary soundtrack, performed by Matt Harding.

Matt is a musician and sound artist who has been working with the film for the past 6 years and has performed it in such venues as the Freud Museum, The Platform Theatre - Kings Cross and the Old Operating Theatre - London Bridge.

From 6pm you will be able to visit 'A Day in The Life of My Friend', a continually evolving installation based around the deconstruction and reinterpretation of the layers and details of the film itself, to allow an audience a new type of access and relationship to the original material.

This continually evolving piece was previously installed at Gordon house in Margate and the Klingt Gut Festival in Hamburg.

mattharding.co.uk