30 September 2015 – 24 January 2016
This season of artists’ film from around the world includes Diego Tonus’ (Italy) Speculative Speeches (Workers of the World – Relax) (2012), based on conversations recorded by the artist exploring how the voice is used in teaching, business and politics to influence an audience.
While Lee Kai Chung’s (Hong Kong) The History of Riot (The DJ) (2013), refers to the 1967 riots in Hong Kong and the assassination of anticommunist radio commentator Lam Bun.
Srdjan Keca’s (Serbia) Museum of the Revolution (2014) records the derelict state of the Belgrade museum built as a symbol of socialist Yugoslavia and its abandoned underground spaces which are now home to an alternative community.
Piotr Wysocki & Dominik Jałowinski’s (Poland) Run Free (2011) documents a workshop that the artists organised with policemen and young men in Radom, Poland. By re-enacting a 1976 workers riot, the artists encouraged the warring groups to collaborate, inviting them to choreograph a routine based on police tactics and free running.
Yama Rahimi’s (Afghanistan) Creation Song (2014) juxtaposes footage of a cemetery with images of a stonemason chiselling headstones and explores rituals of mourning, burial and renewal.
Films selected by GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; Para/Site, Hong Kong; Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland and the Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul, Afghanistan.
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