Saturday 4 March 2017

What's On: Film at the Whitechapel Gallery

What's On

From the Curator

Navigating diverse approaches to form, content and expression, this season Duncan Whitley gets to grips with place, community and protest (Thu 16 Mar), while writer Stephen Barber visits the archive to unearth long-lost 'Berlin Bodies' (Thu 20 Apr).

We also listen to the 'Sound of Memory' with Sarah Turner and her team (Sun 23 Apr), go coastal with Frances Scott and Phil Coy (Thu 30 Mar) and wander through Alia Syed's celluloid film-works (Thu 27 Apr).

These events are part of our year-round programme of international, innovative moving image work here at the Whitechapel Gallery. Below, you can take a look at everything we have coming up in March and April. 

Gareth Evans
Adjunct Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery


*Last chance to book* 
Technologies of Romance
Sun 5 Mar 2017, 1.45–6pm | £12.50/10.50 concs
A half-day symposium launching writer and lecturer Paul O’Kane's book Technologies of RomanceSpeakers include feminist film theorist Sophie Mayer, feminist filmmaker Kim LonginottoHoward Caygill and Maria WalshMore

Duncan Whitley: Things Fall Apart
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
The premiere of Things Fall Apart by Duncan Whitley, with an introduction by Poppy Bowers, Exhibition Curator at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester; and a Q&A between the artist and filmmaker Lucy HarrisMore

The Arton Review: Polish Artists’ Film
Sat 18 Mar 2017, 1.30–6pm | £12.50/10.50 concs
Arton Review is a Warsaw-based project in which young Polish artists create film works inspired by the classics of Polish experimental filmmaking and video art. This event showcases works commissioned by Arton to date. More

Phil Coy and Frances Scott: Prairie Lands of the Sea
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
A series of films exploring the estuaries and lagoons of documentary fiction. Featuring London premieres of Frances Scott’s CANWEYE {  } and INCIPIT, and Phil Coy’s Wordland. More


Berlin Bodies: Anatomising the Streets of the City
Thu 20 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
Featuring screenings of rarely-seen Berlin films from the 1890s onwards alongside a Q&A with critic and cultural historian Stephen Barber. Barber is author of the new book Berlin BodiesMore

The Sound Of Memory: Sound-track / Sound-scape
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 2–6pm | £12.50/10.50 concs
An afternoon bringing together composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies and ethnography. Co-hosted by the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, the School of Sound, and Goldsmiths University of London. More

Alia Syed: Recent Works
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
Making films since 1986, acclaimed artist Alia Syed’s recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as visual narrative. Screening followed by an artist’s Q&A. More

Image Credit: Ryszard Wásko, Straight-Curve, 1973, Copyright Ryszard Wásk. Part of The Arton Review: Polish Artists’ Film on Sat 18 Mar.

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