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Artists’ Film International is a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world. During 2020, works responding to the theme of language unfold across all 20 partner organisations. As our venues’ doors may be shut, we are carrying on sharing exciting international work online for a limited period.

Rhea Storr, Junkanoo Talk, 2017, Digital and Super 16mm transferred to digital, 12 mins, Selected by Whitechapel Gallery, London.


The imagery in the film, Junkanoo Talk (2017) by Rhea Storr (b. 1991, UK), unfolds like a language without words. Junkanoo is the carnival of the Bahamas; vivid shots of fringed paper costumes are accompanied by sounds made on the body to the beats of Bahamian Rake ‘n’ Scrape. The work is part of Storr’s investigations into how to speak of and represent other cultures in film.

Rhea Storr (b. 1991, Leeds, UK) works in moving image, drawing and writing. She received an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from the Royal College of Art, 2017 and a BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, 2013. Recent screenings include: National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA, European Media Art Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Kassel Doc Fest, Berwick Film and Media Art Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Artists’ Film International (AFI) is a partnership of 20 international organisations that celebrates moving image. Partners are: Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA; Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania; Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul, Afghanistan; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Galleria D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey; Friends of Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; KWM artcentre, Beijing, China; Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation, Amman, Jordan; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland; Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, German; Para Site, Hong Kong; Project 88, Mumbai, India; Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.