Artists Film International: Autumn 2013

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Artists Film International: Autumn 2013

77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
United Kingdom
October 17th, 2013 - January 13th, 2014

44 020 75227888
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm/ Thursday 11am-9pm/ Mon closed


This season, Artists’ Film International looks at geopolitical concerns and changing cultural histories from Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Morocco, New Zealand, Turkey and Vietnam.

Rahraw Omarzad considers the destruction of Afghani archaeological artifacts and the reconstruction of the country’s cultural infrastructure. Eric and Marc Hurtado explore the ancient rituals of Moroccan musicians from the Rif mountains, whilst Murray Hewitt reflects on the cultural histories and political narratives associated with the sacred site of Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand.

Bengü Karaduman’s animation describes Capitalism’s large-scale processes of production and consumption, while Hong-An Truong and Morgan Wong attempt to link respectively Tokyo and Saigon, Hong Kong and Sapporo in works that reflect on socio-political change and time.

AFI showcases artists working with film, video and animation, selected by 15 partner organisations around the world.


Rahraw Omarzad
Gaining and Losing, 2012
6:13 min
Courtesy of the artist
Eric and Marc Hurtado

Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You, 2012
1H02-Super mm
59 min
Courtesy of the artists

Murray Hewitt
The Downfall of Light, 2011
SD digital video    
14 min
Courtesy of the artist

Bengü Karaduman
We are all in the same boat, 2012
3:22 min
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Rampa, Istanbul

Morgan Wong
Plus-Minus-Zero, 2010
HD video
3:08 min
Courtesy of the artist

Hong-An Truong in collaboration with Dwayne Dixon
The City & The City, 2010
2 channel colour digital video
18:12 min
Courtesy of the artist

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