Alphaville Videoteca

The Way Out: A Portrait of Xentos (2003)

Reino Unido. Experimental. 33 minutos
Título Original: The Way Out: A Portrait of Xentos
Director: Luke Fowler, Kosten Koper
Formato: DVD  Calidad: DVD
Idioma: Inglés   Subtítulos: No

En doble programa con What You See Is Where You’re At (2001).

Luke Fowler's The Way Out: A Portrait of Xentos Jones, made in collaboration with Kosten Koper, is a tribute to underground punk musician and film-maker Xentos Jones and his band The Homosexuals. Fowler collages together diverse material related to Jones including interviews, music and even found fragments from Jones' own experimental films to create a haphazard and intriguing portrayal of this maverick character.
The Homosexuals, a band that lapsed into obscurity after self-releasing a number of groundbreaking records in the post-punk period. Although The Homosexuals disbanded without ever releasing an authorised LP, L Voag (aka Xentos) released his own solo project, The Way Out, in 1979. The Way Out was a cut-up DIY concept album that imagined its musical context situated in an inverted parallel universe where pop music is made by Modernist, Serialist composers and the avant-garde is left to those on the fringes of acceptance. Amos (aka Xentos) continued to produce and distribute a mass of diverse tape projects throughout the 80's on his own label, Its War Boy, spanning most known and unknown musical genres, under a myriad of multiple identities. Fowler/Kopers's film interweaves new interviews, scripted scenes, found and filmed footage with unearthed Super-8 films by Xentos himself.

Luke Fowler (Glasgow) and Jakob Kolding (Berlin/Copenhagen) have had an ongoing dialogue since they worked together on `The Social Engineer' a project at Transmission Gallery in 2000. Luke Fowler and Kosten Koper (Stirling) worked collaboratively for the first time on this film project