Peter Capaldi, from The Thick of It, In the Loop and, most recently, Doctor Who explores Surrealism in a new Tate and Le Méridien online film that you can see below.
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 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.