Cinema

Mouthfeel: a solo exhibition by Maryam Jafri

Gasworks presents Mouthfeel, the first solo exhibition in London by Maryam Jafri. Comprising the newly commissioned short film of the same name and a new photo-text work entitled Product Recall: An Index of Innovation (both 2014), the exhibition explores the politics underpinning the industrial production of food, connecting themes as diverse as “big food”, flavour enhancement technology and overconsumption.... READ MORE...

New Industries Festival: Industrial (Research)

INDUSTRIAL (Research) asks a deceptively simple question: What happened to industry? This question applies not only to the Ruhr but also to large parts of Belgium, Northern France, Northern England, the USA, and formerly socialist states in Eastern Europe. How does the so-called ‘structural change’ affect communities and landscapes globally? And what are its repercussions in art and popular culture?... READ MORE...

Cinema in the time of workflow. The digital revolution and film criticism’s Ancien Régime

In 2007, when I started my collaboration with Digicult and writing for Digimag, I discussed with its editor, Marco Mancuso, about what could be the areas of intersection between digital art and cinema. At the time I was still rather fresh from a university degree course in film studies that was largely, if not entirely, based on textbooks using a terminology that was light-years far from actual, hands-on film-making. Six years later cinema was fully digitalized, but the language of film criticism has remained virtually unchanged.... READ MORE...

Aberdabei: Unfinished Symphonies. “An Education” at Villa e Collezione Panza

The third appointment of AN EDUCATION - a series of exhibitions of artists’ videos and workshops conceived for students and anyone interested in contemporary art - opens with Unfinished Symphonies on May 25th 2013 at Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, the property owned by FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The video Unfinished Symphonies, by the Danish artists and film-makers Mia Fryland and Flemming Lyngse (ABERDABEI), will be shown in the project room of the Villa until June 23rd.... READ MORE...