Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator

Artists' Film International

  • The Unreliable Narrator

    The Unreliable Narrator (film still) 2014. Courtesy of Waterside Contemporary (London) and Galeri NON (Istanbul)

Past Exhibition


This exhibition was on 14 January- 26 April 2015

Artists’ Film International
Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator

14 January- 26 April 2015

The London-based artist duo’s new film tells the story of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India. The gripping footage is sourced from CCTV recordings of the siege and overlaid with telephone conversations between the attackers and their controllers, who orchestrate the violence from afar. The film suggests these scenes were performed for the news cameras and is part of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s project, The Museum of Non Participation.

The artists are selected by the Whitechapel Gallery as part of Artists’ Film International, a showcase for artists film with 16 partner organisations worldwide, which this year explores the theme of conflict. 


 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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