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The Decorative Potential of Blazing Factories

The Decorative Potential Of Blazing Factories

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

A film by
Gary Chitty & Bruce McLean

Commissioned by
The Coronet Theatre

Watch the trailer >

A quest for artistic inspiration turns into a disaster of biblical proportions in the long-awaited new film by seminal British sculptor Bruce McLean and director-producer Gary Chitty.

An ingenious blend of art and drama ‘starring 58 sheets of foam board’, The Decorative Potential of Blazing Factories is a journey to the very heart of art and politics.

This motion picture is far from being a conventional film. With its deliberately grandiose plot, this ‘cardboard catastrophe’ pokes fun at the lavish tropes of the art world, and political aspirations gone mad.

A major figure in contemporary UK art, Bruce McLean is a sculptor who works with painting, ceramics, prints, video and live action sculpture. Gary Chitty has made over a hundred short form films for commerce, and has won more than thirty international awards.

Never Serious: read a Q+A with Bruce McLean >

Each screening will be accompanied by live action from Bruce and Gary in what they describe as ‘expanded cinema’. You can also visit an accompanying exhibition of McLean’s working drawings and models for the film in The Print Room.

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Additional Information


60 mins approx.


This film contains strong strobe effects throughout

The Decorative Potential of Blazing Factories



Highly recommended show

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