War Work

Independent Film

War Work is a film built from contemporary archive material from the Great War. Filmed in Great Britain, France and Germany, the broken bodies of soldiers are juxtaposed with unbridled recruitment propaganda films, images from the Dada movement and expressionist poetry. Michael Nyman brings back to life those who have faded from memory: unknown soldiers or identities without bodies. The work is greatly influenced by the heart-rending writings of August Stramm, who was one of the earliest German expressionists and who died at the front in 1915. 

This film is presented as a live performance, with original music performed by the Michael Nyman band.

UPCOMING DATES

  • 2017-09-06 00:00:00 - Chiesa di San Domenico, Citta Di Castello - Italy

PAST DATES

  • 2015-12-01 00:00:00 - Barbican Centre, London - UK
  • 2015-07-05 00:00:00 - Jardín Botánico, Madrid - Spain
  • 2015-06-06 00:00:00 - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield - UK
  • 2015-05-17 00:00:00 - Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City - Mexico
  • 2014-11-28 00:00:00 - Müpa Budapest, Budapest - Hungary
  • 2014-11-14 00:00:00 - L'Arsenal, Metz - France
  • 2014-11-08 00:00:00 - Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne - Germany
  • 2014-11-01 00:00:00 - Cité de la Musique, Paris - France
  • 2014-10-01 00:00:00 - La Comète - Scène Nationale de Châlon-en-Champagne, Châlon-en-Champagne - France

CREDITS

Film by Michael Nyman
Editor : Max Pugh

Michael Nyman Productions