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They Live - An Exhibition Celebrating John Carpenter's Cult Film

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Open studio this Thursday 24th October 5.30pm - 8pm ALL WELCOME
An Exhibition celebrating John Carpenter's cult film with Craig Oldham and Rough Trade Books.
They Live (1988) is a science-fiction action film, which belies many of the genres in which it’s cast. Dismissed by critics upon release, the film has gone on to claim a cult following and earned a reputation for its political satire, social commentary, philosophical and technological forecasting, and visual aesthetics.
Cover shot - Image © Craig Oldham and Rough Trade Books
Craig Oldham’s new book 'They Live: A Visual and Cultural Awakening' published by Rough Trade Books explores the film’s lasting influence and impact through a series of essays and contributions from leading cultural figures (including a foreword by John Carpenter and articles by Shepard Fairey and John Grant).
Inside spread - Image © Craig Oldham and Rough Trade Books
This exhibition mixes content from the book alongside printed matter and ephemera associated with the film (collected by Craig). Including original film publicity material, props, political posters and artwork by artists the film has inspired (Shepard Fairey, Guerrilla Girls, Brandalism).
Inside spreads - Images © Craig Oldham and Rough Trade Books
The exhibition also includes work by Dorothy celebrating the films of John Carpenter and other iconic movies from the Horror and Sci-Fi genre.
The book will be available to buy at Dorothy’s studio for the duration of the show.
Dates: The exhibition will run from Monday 21st October - Friday 15th November 2019
Location: Dorothy / 22 Jordan Street (entrance on Jamaica Street) Liverpool, L1 0BP
PLEASE NOTE - the studio is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
There is a special late night opening on Thursday 24th October 5.30 - 8pm.

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