Local artist, writer and intellectual David Cauchi is giving an address at the Film Archive on Saturday afternoon.

David is a right old character, and also the painter of one of my favourite works of art — entitled The fab four (Tasman, Cook, Du Fresne, De Surville) (above).

In his address David will discuss the origins of science-fiction in the avant-garde art movements of the early 20th century, and its emergence as a dominant theme in mass-produced pulp fiction and film. On the topic of “legitimate artform” he explains “I mean that which exemplifies the culture, the place and time in which the artwork is made”. Also included in the talk are several films from the Archive’s collections.

Why Science Fiction is the only legitimate artform of the 20th century
02 JUNE 2007, 4:30pm – 5:30pm