Special Film Screening

Taken By Storm: The Art Of Storm Thorgerson And Hipgnosis

Friday, October 26th – 7:00pm

Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave, 
Chicago, IL 60622

Join us for a special film screening of the unreleased documentary, Taken By Storm: The art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis, by filmmaker and producer Roddy Bogawa. The screening will be introduced by Roddy Bogawa and will be followed with a Q&A session with the director.

**This event is FREE but limited to 100 seats. Get there early to make sure you have a seat!

For over forty years using 12″x12″ album covers as his canvas, Storm Thorgerson has produced some of the most visually arresting images in popular culture- Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, Led Zeppelin’s Houses Of The Holy- eschewing computer manipulation in favor of building massive sets and tableaus in his quest to “do it for real.” Taken By Storm: The Art Of Storm Thorgerson And Hipgnosis features intimate interviews and footage of Thorgerson along with musicians he’s worked with throughout his career including David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Alan Parsons and more recent collaborations with the groups Muse, Catherine Wheel, the Cranberries, Biffy Clyro and The Mars Volta. Other interviews include Aubrey Powell, partner in famed company Hipgnosis and Green Back Films, one of the first music video companies, along with Thorgerson’s numerous photographers and collaborators as well as artists Sir Peter Blake and Damien Hirst.

Taken By Storm: The Art Of Storm Thorgerson And Hipgnosis is a film about the man behind some of the most recognized album covers in rock and roll, his creative journey at the intersection of art, commerce, and technological change and the visual legacy of his art that resonates throughout contemporary culture.

Director/Producer Roddy Bogawa studied art and played in punk bands before turning to filmmaking. He received his MFA defree from the University of California at San Diego where he studied with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin (Jean-Luc Godard collaborator of the Dziga Vertov Group), filmmaker/cinematographer Babette Mangolte, and film critic Manny Farber. At that time, he made his first two short films which have screened extensively in festivals, museums and national and international art galleries.


Sponsored by the AIGA Chicago.