Desire Machine Collective, Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva

Artists’ Film International

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    Denise Ferreira Da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, Serpent Rain, 2016, Digital video still, 27 minutes, Courtesy of the artists and Ballroom Marfa

Past Exhibition

Artists’ Film International
Desire Machine Collective, Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva

22 August 2017 – 15 October 2017

Invocation (2015) by Desire Machine Collective, founded in 2004 by Sonal Jain (b. Shillong) and Mriganka Madhukaillya, (b. Jorhat), references the life of Hindu deity Krishna. Images of nature and masked figures performing silent rituals mingle with allusions to the supernatural. Serpent Rain (2016) by artist/filmmaker Arjuna Neuman and philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva, explores the history of slavery and the Black Lives Matter movement in relation to time and the degradation of the natural world.

Desire Machine Collective is selected by Project 88. Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva by Ballroom Marfa.


About Artists’ Film International

Artists’ Film International celebrates moving image work selected by a global partnership of arts organisations. Each nominates an outstanding work from their region which is screened across each venue. Find out more.

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Artists’ Film: Transcending National Boundaries

Thu 7 Sep 2017, 6pm
£9.50/£7.50 concs

This special event brings together artists and curators from across the globe to consider collaborative practices, explore how art can transcend national boundaries and discuss models of distribution for sharing local knowledge.

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