Jane Arden Season: Vibration & Anti-Clock (1975 & 1979)

Part of the Jane Arden Season

Director: Jane Arden & Jack Bond
Certificate: BBFC 18
Format: Unknown

Vibration (1975, 36mins) Directed by Jane Arden & Jack Bond

“Vibration uses two young western people, as the mediators between the new gestalt initiated by Jung and Reich and Frederick Perles, explorers of the unconscious, and the magnetic chain of a Sufic master, and finds that the East and the West, the scientific and the mystical, are beginning to hold together in a truly organic way.”-Michael Brooke

"an exercise in meditation utilising experimental film and video techniques"- Geoff Brown & Robert Murphy

Anti-Clock (1979, 92 mins) Directed by Jane Arden & Jack Bond

'A complex and fascinating experimental exploration of time and identity. Anti-Clock is a film of authentic, startling originality. Filled with high tension and high intelligence, Anti-Clock is mysterious, disturbing, fascinating and exciting'. - Jack Kroll, Newsweek Closer to science-fiction than any other genre, Anti-Clock was inspired by Arden’s increasing interest in the way natural instincts were usually sublimated by the dictatorship of the rational mind.  Through a blend of film and video, colour and black and white, the film follows a young man – played by Arden’s son Sebastian Saville - as he tries to de-programme himself from restricting thought-patterns and perceptions. ‘Anti-Clock’ was championed by Andy Warhol and described as 'A futuristic masterpiece' by Claude Chabrol.

Other films in the Jane Arden Season:


Film: Jane Arden Season: Separation (1967)

8 Dec 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Scripted by and starring Jane Arden, Separation portrays the fragile complexity of its protagonist during a marital breakdown, through fragmented scenes, experimental, fragmented sequences. Set against the backdrop of 'swinging' 60s London. The soundtrack is by Procul Harum and light shows by artist Mark Boyle.


Film: Jane Arden Season: The Other Side Of The Underneath (1972)

12 Dec 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Jane Arden's violent and powerful film is an exploration into the mind of a woman labelled schizophrenic, whilst challenging the taboos of society. It is the only British feature film of the 1970s with a solo female direction credit and features a powerful soundtrack led by cellist Sally Pullinger.