dead of night poster
Wayward 2.27
Dead of Night / Boundary Theory
Wednesday 16th March, 6:30pm
Anglia Square
tickets : £4
box office: 01603 621903
[booking highly recommended as places are limited]
Walter Craig, an architect, is summoned down to a country house by a prospective client whom he does not know. On arrival he experiences strongly the feeling that he has been to the place before...


Britain's greatest horror movie, Dead of Night (1945) is the cornerstone for an evening of psycological horror involving a yoga instructional video and contemporary art. This evening event allows for an intimate physical relation to grow between us in the audience and the psychological horror developing on screen. The yoga movements that we follow build up a body image, which will recur later in the evening, within a hybrid video work starring "                    "[sic] Tim Goldie, The Cassiopeia Plan. Recursive shifts in the film's form set up a topology which we shall test with the tools of 'Boundary Language.'
The portmanteau film Dead of Night (1945) is a co-direction between Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer. The overarching narrative of a recurring dream provides a circular structure for a series of tales, where one form of consciousness slips into another, where horror lies within our own slippages of sanity. The film's structure curiously follows a logical/empirical philosophy where 'p' and 'not p' are able to occur simultaneously in the grey zones between. The film sits comfortably within its own contradictory state.

This event organised in coincide with the Mark Aerial Waller exhibition at OUTPOST and as part of a ongoing series of events in Norwich leading up to the launch of a new artists' moving image festival in the city in 2012. To register for more information and updates on the festival please email