Published on April 24th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley
Explore the Surreal with New Doctor Who Star Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi, famed for The Thick of It, In the Loop and, most recently, as the Twelfth Doctor in the BBC Television series Doctor Who stars in a new online film exploring Surrealism in art.
In Unlock Art: Exploring the Surreal, Capaldi investigates how psychoanalysis and the unconscious mind shaped the Surrealist movement. The film examines the key players including Miro, Ernst and Dali and explores how the movement’s playful yet sometimes disturbing nature impacted contemporary culture and society; from art and theatre through to pop, humour and even politics.
This is the seventh Unlock Art film in the series of eight produced in collaboration between Tate and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts which aims to unlock the big stories and ideas behind art. Other presenters in the series include indie rock band The Kills, author and broadcaster Dawn O’Porter, HBO Girls star Jemima Kirke and actor Alan Cumming.
Unlock Art aims to take viewers on a journey through various art movements and themes, from the history of the nude and humour in art, to Surrealism and Pop – offering the need-to-know facts, and making the arts more accessible to a wider audience.
Unlock Art is part of Le Méridien Hotel and Resorts’ ongoing commitment to provide a new perspective on the hotel experience through a curated approach to arts and culture.
Head to the Le Méridien ‘Unlock Art’ microsite for more: www.lemeridien.com/filmseries. Meanwhile, follow the #UnlockArt hashtag on Twitter.
Previous Unlock Art films:
- The Kills presents Unlock Art: Great Double Acts
- Dawn O’Porter presents Unlock Art: A Brief History of Art Undressed
- Jemima Kirke presents Unlock Art: Where Are The Women?
- Alan Cumming presents Unlock Art: The World Goes Pop
- Sally Phillips presents Unlock Art: Browsing the International Art Market
- Frank Skinner presents Unlock Art: Bringing performance art to life