A chance to delve deeper into the world of Bruce Lacey with this off-beat portrait.
"It's true no one here understands now, but maybe someday they'll catch up with you."
These were the prescient closing words of Fairport Convention’s ‘Mr Lacey’, a hymn to an irrepressible spirit who has been doing his own thing as sculptor, performer, filmmaker and so on for over sixty years. Last year Camden Arts Centre hosted a major retrospective of his work, and this affectionate, off-beat portrait is a chance to delve deeper into his world. Co-director Nick Abrahams will be on hand to share some of his own Bruce Lacey experiences, and we’ll also screen excerpts from some of the man’s performances that you might have witnessed if you were loitering at Birmingham Arts Lab back in the early 70s.
Dir: Nick Abrahams & Jeremy Deller, UK 2012, 72 mins