This season of artists’ film explores collective memory and personal and political histories. Ben Hagari’s Invert (2010) is an homage to celluloid film in which we see the world inverted in the colours of the photographic negative, while Sefer Memisoglu’s film Breeze (2011) reflects the artist’s interest in the power of iconic documentary images and new digital media. Nguyen Trinh Thi’s Song to the Front (2011–12) abstracts a feature-length 1970s Vietnamese propaganda film and its aesthetic and political elements into a five-minute vignette. Finally, re-examining historical perspective, Karim Debbagh’s 2006 film Creating a Legend, builds a portrait of the writer Paul Bowles through first hand accounts of his Moroccan companions.
Whitechapel Art Gallery
80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX
12 Oct 2012 - 13 Jan 2013 Tue, Wed, Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; 26 Dec 2012, Boxing Day 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed New Year's Day
Venue Details & Map
80-82 Whitechapel High StreetLondonE1 7QX
- +44 (0)20 7522 7888
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- Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.
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