28/04/2023 - 04/06/2023

Contemporary - Film

Moyra Davey - Horse Opera

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

Horse Opera (2019–2022) follows the social and sartorial exploits of its protagonist, Elle, as she joins her friends at various legendary dance parties and concerts across contemporary New York City.

Tales of collective experience in these utopic, youthful spaces are contrasted by themes of bodily surrender to age and the passage of time. When she is not staying up all night under the disco ball, Elle reveals an inner monologue thrust forward by a reading list of authors such as Hilton Als, Anne Boyer, and Elizabeth Hardwick. More than in previous Davey films, music punctuates the narrative’s cyclical progression, which is also interrupted by the need for social distancing and its ensuing alienation.


Kennington 1a Kempsford Rd, SE11 4NU