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'The Young and the Evil'

The digital glow of the internet has largely replaced the dark space of the cinema as the site where furtive desires are first expressed and encountered on flickering screens. Consequently, the web continues to evolve into an uncanny hybrid of personal longing and collective interaction where configurations of watching and being watched take on radically new form. Reconsidering the historical contours and shifting relationships of sex and community in the digital age, a range of artists has been invited to select two works: one contemporary video shown to be shown online, and one historical film to be screened in the cinema


Selectors include Andrea Geyer, William E Jones, Emily Roysdon and Akram Zaatari.

The programme derives its title from The Young and Evil, a scandalous exposé of subcultures in Greenwich Village written by Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler in 1932. It was banned in the United States and England and was published by the Obelisk Press in Paris in 1933.

William E. Jones was selected by Stuart Comer
Naotaka Hirowas selected by William E. Jones
Ali Cherri was selected by Akram Zaatari 
Wu Ingrid Tsang was selected by Emily Roysdon 
Emily Roysdon was selected by Andrea Geyer


Curated by Stuart Comer (Curator of Film at Tate Modern).