KEY INFORMATION

5 individual programmes including:

  • Moving image compilations (screen-based)
  • Time-based media installations (site-specific)

Suitable for:

  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Black-box screening facilities

Flexible & collaborative:

  • Show as a cinema-style programme OR
  • Display select individual works to coincide with planned programming
  • Create additional public programming for local audiences 

KEY INFORMATION

5 individual programmes including:

  • Moving image compilations (screen-based)
  • Time-based media installations (site-specific)

Suitable for:

  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Black-box screening facilities

Flexible & collaborative:

  • Show as a cinema-style programme OR
  • Display select individual works to coincide with planned programming
  • Create additional public programming for local audiences 

WE ARE HERE is a series of five artists’ film programmes of compilations and installations curated by Tendai John Mutambu for the British Council and LUX, an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices. WE ARE HERE interrogates how contemporary artists explore themes like national identity, marginality and intimacy through biography, documentary, poetry and fiction in film. Some of the UK’s most outstanding emerging and established artists disrupt old narratives and encourage new global discussions.

Artists include the 2018 Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler (shortlisted for the Artes Mundi 6 Award in 2014), Rachel Maclean (represented Scotland at the Venice Art Biennale, 2017) and newly acquired works by Lawrence Lek and Anne Tallentire.

OLD WORLD ORDER / NEW WORLD ORDERS
Urgent questions surrounding belonging and identity loom over our communitities and institutions.

Themes: European identity, national identity, racial and cultural histories, internationalism, localism vs. globalism

Artists: Callum Hill, Rosalind Nashashibi, Luke Fowler, Morgan Quaintance, Ayo Akingbade, Jeremy Deller, Onyeka Igwe, Rachel Maclean.

SONGS FROM A FORGOTTEN PAST
These works remind us that amongst the ruins of failed historical projects lies the potential for a vision of the future.

Themes: Marginality and its representation, community, storytelling, world-building, critically reframing histories

Artists: Ayo Akingbade, Duncan Campbell, Susan Hiller, John Akomfrah, Luke Fowler, Samson Kambalu, Rehana Zaman

RADICAL INTIMACIES
Drawing from the freedom of intergenerational perspectives, this programme explores lives lived outside the norm and celebrates diverse identities, sexuality and gender.

Themes: Queerness, feminist perspectives, non-normative gender and sexuality, gender-as-performance, desire, intimacy

Artists: Beatrice Gibson, Rehana Zaman, Stephen Sutcliffe, Kenny Macleod, Stuart Marshall, Katharine Meynell, Charlotte Prodger, Margaret Salmon, Gillian Wearing

FUTURE ECOLOGIES
Through a mix of documentary, (science) fictional and poetic modes, these works bring together incisive views about our environment, urban futures and sustainability.

Themes: The environment, ecologies and cosmologies, climate change, the Anthropocene, colonisation and extractive industries, urban futures and sustainability

Artists: Uriel Orlow, Louis Henderson, Charlotte Prodger, Ben Rivers, Gareth Jones, Lawrence Lek, Bedwyr Williams, Jane and Louise Wilson, Elizabeth Price

THE SPACE BETWEEN
These works embody contemporary art’s ability to convey a range of artistic views – through the mediation of still photography, archival material and sound.

Themes: The cinematic experience, film-as-material, obsolescence, degradation, memory and the archive, faction/fiction, representation/abstraction, time and movement

Artists: Ursula Mayer, Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, The Otolith Group, Naeem Mohaiemen, Duncan Campbell, Douglas Gordon, Haroon Mirza, Anne Tallentire, Thomson & Craighead

 

Installation Images

  • Callum Hill, Crowtrap, 2018.
  • Rosalind Nashashibi, THE STATES OF THINGS, 2000.
  • Luke Fowler, ENCEINDRE, 2018
  • Morgan Quaintance, Another Decade, 2018
  • Jeremy Deller, English Magic, 2013.
  • Onyeka Igwe, Sung, 2018.
  • Rachel Maclean, The Lion and the Unicorn, 2012.
  • Ayo Akingbade, Street 66, 2018
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