• APR 16 to JUN 23
    Other
    Artists Film International: Neha Choksi, Kaia Hugin, Alix Pearlstein

    Category

    • Other
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 16 to JUN 23, 2013

    Event Location

    Whitechapel Gallery

    77-82 Whitechapel High Street
    United Kingdom

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    Information

    This season presents three artists’ films offering different approaches to performance and bodily presence.

    Minds to Lose (2008–2011) by Indian artist Neha Choksi (b. 1973) is based on a performance in which the artist anaesthetised herself and four farm animals whilst the public were encouraged to pet both sedated artist and animals. The film looks at issues of presence and absence with humans and animals entering a subconcious state, becoming passive recipients of physical affection.

    Norwegian artist Kaia Hugin (b. 1975) presents Five Parts – A Motholic Mobble (Part 5) (2012) part of an on-going series of video  performances in which the main female figure hangs, levitates, floats or digs herself into the ground. Combining film, choreography and movement, Hugin’s unsettling performances explore psychological states of guilt and punishment and a fear of our own bodies. 

    Supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

    American artist Alix Pearlstein (b. 1962) is concerned with spectatorship and the relationship between the camera, viewer and subject. In The Drawing Lesson (2012), we watch actors who are in turn watching each other before turning their gaze directly onto the viewer, heightening the tension between the observer and the observed.

    Admission free

    Artists’ Film International showcases artists working with film, video and animation, selected by 14 partner organisations world-wide and presented over the course of a year in each venue. Neha Choksi is selected by Project 88, Mumbai, India; Kaia Hugin by KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film, Sandnes, Norway and Alix Pearlstein by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, US.

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