Featuring Ming Smith, Frida Orupabo and Missylanyus. The Serpentine presents the work of the acclaimed US filmmaker, cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa. Across three decades, Jafa has developed a dynamic, multidisciplinary practice ranging from films and installations to lecture-performances and happenings that tackle, challenge and question prevailing cultural assumptions about identity and race.
I recommend….Mat Collishaw at Blain/Southern Gallery
this show contains an extraordinary 3d zoetrope sculpture that is perfect preparation before Paul Tarrago’s screening seminar on ‘the single frame’
7 April 2017 – 27 May 2017
4 Hanover Square
London W1S 1BP
Collishaw worked with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller – whose theory is that the origins of art stem from natural instincts of courtship and reproduction – to produce the title work and centrepiece of the exhibition. TheCentrifugal Soul is a sculpture in the form of a zoetrope, a pre-film animation device that produces the illusion of motion through rapid rotation and stroboscopic light.
In The Centrifugal Soul, Mat Collishaw’s exhibition at Blain|Southern, the artist presents new sculpture, installation and paintings. Drawing on various forms of illusion, the exhibition explores ideas of superficial truth and the erosive effect of our primal urges for visual supremacy.
This ends soon – 9th October- but it is quite spectacular, nicely done, and worth the adventure into a pretty fascinating space
The Colony is a new film installation by Vietnamese artist and filmmaker Dinh Q. Lê on the site of one of London’s earliest cinemas, Peckham’s Electric Theatre which opened in 1908. Lê’s films immerse the viewer in the desolate environment of the Chincha Islands off the coast of Peru.
South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.
In this major exhibition of six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.
This Also at Whitechapel- is very much worth a look.. and it’s free…
Characteristically deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and a subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research.
at the ICA https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/james-richards-requests-and-antisongs
In Richards’ work, images and sounds are merged into highly affective video works that combine footage from a wide range of sources edited into elegant compositions. His recent projects separate these elements out again, allowing space for multi-channel audio installations that combine sound in a way that is physical and spatial. The video works convene materials according to the silent rhythms and movements of the footage they contain.
The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016 is a five-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image, which takes place from 25–29 May 2016. The Biennial, now in its second edition will offer audiences the opportunity to see some of the best new film and rarely seen works in one place and engage directly with artists, curators and industry practitioners from all over the world.
A few of us in 3rd Yr PTBM have been very lucky to have the opportunity to curate a show in Wimbledon Space (Wimbledon’s gallery) and are excited to be showing films from the LUX archive.
We will be showing work by George Barber, Phillip Hoffman, Lis Rhodes, Guy Sherwin, John Smith, Harrison and Wood and James Richards.
I hope our selection will be relevant and of interest to everyone at Wimbledon but especially for PTBM so hope you can all join us for the private view or get to see the exhibition as it will be running till February!
This looks like a really great, epic show at Ravel Row. If you don’t know about / haven’t been to Ravel Row gallery – DO IT! Their program is brilliant, and it’s a lovely building to hang out it too, a short walk from Liverpool street station.
This show is screening a vast amount of work- lots of which is not easy to see otherwise, and it’s free. I especially recommend checking out the work of Ericka Beckman
‘The Inoperative Community’ is an exhibition of experimental narrative film and video that address ideas of community and the shifting nature of social relations. It draws on work made since 1968 for cinema, television and the gallery, reflecting the overlapping and entangled histories of these sites.’
This is a must- see show for anyone interested in Artists’ Film!
It’s a major exhibition of work by the internationally celebrated filmmaker and artist, Chantal Akerman. It’s the first large scale exhibition in the English-speaking world of Akerman’s installation work. There will be seven installation works at Ambika P3: the centrepiece will be NOW (2015), a powerful 8 channel video installation with surround sound originally commissioned for the Venice Biennale 2015. For this work, Akerman collected images from desert regions, specifically violently contested regions in the Middle East, her aim to present the current condition of violence and conflict as lived experience.
Ambika P3, University of Westminster,
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Opening hours: Daily except Mondays
Tue–Fri, 11am–7pm, Sat–Sun, 12pm–6pm
Nearest tube: Baker Street
Some interesting video work here to view online, especially if you are interested in a
“kind of artistic practice that through video mimics the production processes of advertising, TV and fashion – a practice that instead of opposing the corporate/institutional spectacle, flirts with its idioms and subverts its (commercial) objectives.”