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Slava Tsukerman: Liquid Sky at the ICA

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Time 20:30
Date 08/06/18
Price £12
  • Price £12, £9 concs, £1-£8 members
  • Bring along your own parasitic alien.
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Featuring abusive alter egos, punks, aliens and heroin-like substances, Tsukerman's radical, cult classic has been newly restored for its European premiere, 35 years after its original release.

Running from: Fri 08 (20:30), Sat 09 (20:30) Tue 12 Jun (18:30).

The independent sci-fi stars American actress Anne Carlisle, co-writer of its screenplay, in a dual role as Margaret and Jimmy. Invisible aliens overtake Margaret’s body after landing on the rooftop of the aspirational fashion model’s downtown New York apartment. Meanwhile, her abusive alter ego Jimmy wallows in the excesses of New York's new wave fashion and music scenes. The aliens kill anyone Margaret sleeps with, at the point of orgasm, to feed on their endorphins, and are covertly studied by a scientist living in a nearby building, intent on exposing the extra-terrestrial activity.

A time capsule of postmodern punk, Liquid Sky has long been out of circulation and scarcely available on cropped and murky VHS and DVD editions. With its distinctive Fairlight CMI synthesiser soundtrack, influential costume design by Marina Levikova-Neyman and colour restoration supervised by director of photography Yuri Neyman, the clarity of its original release returns to this underground classic.

‘At last, after sitting out the DVD and streaming eras, Slava Tsukerman’s 1982 neon-fired New Wave New York alien sex-party punk-disco orgasm-as-revenge proto-electroclash feminist genderfuck is on screens in its finest form, scrubbed and crisp and gorgeous, ready to baffle, disquiet, thrill, and trigger.’ – The Village Voice

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