14 July- 27 September 2015
This season of artists’ film and video around the world includes Eduardo Basualdo’s (Argentina) recent commission Eyelids (2014) which documents an installation of two semi-transparent curtains on both sides of a window. These lift at different moments: the full picture is only revealed when the curtains lift at the same time.
Tanya Busse (Canada) and Emilija Ŝkarnulytė’s (Norway) collaboration Hollow Earth (2013) examines the process of drilling through layers of geo-strata in the once pristine landscapes of the arctic north. Aerial perspectives are followed by close-ups of surface mining and the subterranean depths of the natural world.
Brigid McCaffrey’s (US) Paradise Springs (2013) explores the excavations in the Mojave Desert by geologist Ren Lallatin. Here, we witness her raw interactions with the natural world, while declaring her rejection of land regulation and privatisation.
Pallavi Paul’s (India) Long Hair, Short Ideas (2014) looks at the role of the ‘revolutionary wife’. Paul’s film explores the life of the Indian poet Vidrohi’s wife and the relationship between her involvement with radical political movements in India in the 1970s and her intimate domestic life.
Films selected by: Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, US; Project 88, Mumbai, India.
Artists’ 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