Jessica Warboys: Pageant Roll

Artists' Film International

  • Film still from Pageant Roll by Jessica Warboys

    Jessica Warboys, Pageant Roll, 2012

Past Exhibition


This exhibition was on 16 January - 15 April 2013

Artists’ Film International
Jessica Warboys: Pageant Roll

16 January- 15 April 2013

Referencing British Modernism’s preoccupation with the power of landscape and ancient mysticism, Jessica Warboys’ film Pageant Roll (2012) collages forms such as circles and squares and monochrome paintings with shots of Cornish standing stones and brightly-painted eggs.

Through film, painting and performance, Warboys weaves together tangible physical places and objects with abstract gesture and metaphor that allude to psychological spaces. In Pageant Roll, this is heightened by an intermittent and unearthly soundtrack as the film loop plays forwards and backwards.


About Artists’ Film International

Artists' Film International at the Whitechapel Gallery. Designed by Rachael MillsArtists’ Film International is a collaborative project established by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, featuring film, video and animation from around the world. A partnership between 16 global partner organisations, the programme brings together recent works which are presented over the course of a year in each venue. Find out more

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