Serpentine Cinema: On Earth and Gardening

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22 Jan 2019 - 6:15 PM

Serpentine Cinema:
On Earth and Gardening

This event is fully booked, click here for more information on the General Ecology project

As part of the General Ecology project, and on the occasion of Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition, Serpentine Cinema presented a programme of artists’ films addressing humans' impact on the biosphere and the environment. The fourth and final part of this series turned its attention to questions of care, and features a talk by Flora Katz on Huyghe's 2012 work Untilled and his preparatory notes, as well as a screening of artists' films, including works by Pierre HuyghePeter Nadin, Pedro Neves MarquesDineo Seshee Bopape, Aimée Toledano, Natsuko Uchino and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

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Programme:

Introduction
Peter Nadin, Aimée Toledano and Natsuko Uchino, The First Mark, 2008, Super 8mm and 16mm transferred to digital video, 9'13"
Pedro Neves Marques, Linnaeus and the Terminator Seed, 2017, video, colour, sound, 15’
Dineo Seshee Bopape, F is for Flowers, 2010, SD digital video, sound, 1’
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, My Mother’s Garden, 2007, Digital, 4:3, Silent / Colour, 6’42”
Peter Nadin and Aimée Toledano, Taxonomy Transplanted, 2012, 16mm transferred to digital video, 11’39”
Pierre Huyghe, A Way in Untilled, 2012, film, HD video, colour, sound, 14'
Talk by Flora Katz, Pierre Huyghe, Ways in Untilled

Flora Katz is an art critic, curator, and PhD student at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research revolves around Speculative Realism philosophies and contemporary art, with a focus on Pierre Huyghe’s work. It unfolds through workshops and writings. Her curatorial projects include Nothing Belongs to Us: To Offer, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard / Art Contemporain (2017), Editathon Art+Feminisms, Lafayette Anticipations (2015-17), Odradek, Instants Chavirés (2015), Paris. She is part of the project Free University at DOC, Paris. Recent publications include: “Les notes de Pierre Huyghe” in Dits et écrits d’artistes (2018) and “Pierre Huyghe, Ian Cheng, spéculation dans l’art contemporain et stratégies de décentrement” in La genèse du transcendantal (2017).

Part 1 of this screening series, On Earth, Structure and Sadness and Part 2, On Earth, Poison and Place, took place on 1 November and 10 December 2018 and Part 3, On Earth, Missing and Memory, will be taking place on 14 January at Peckhamplex, London.

On Earth and Gardening is curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator, General Ecology) and Kostas Stasinopoulos with Holly Shuttleworth. Advisors: Pierre Huyghe and Filipa Ramos (co-curator, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish and advisor on the Serpentine's General Ecology project). Presented in collaboration with Vdrome.

General Ecology is the Serpentine's galleries' long-term, ongoing investigation into complex systems, interspecies landscapes and environmental questions, which manifests through research, publications, exhibitions, study programmes, radio and events. 

The Serpentine Cinema Autumn/Winter season is supported by Hannah Barry Gallery and Edward Campbell (Forth Arts, Australia)

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Natsuko, First Mark 2

Peter Nadin, Aimée Toledano and Natsuko Uchino

The First Mark, 2008

Super-8mm film, 9'13"

Courtesy of the artists

Serpentine Cinema: On Earth and Gardening

A Way in Untilled, 2012

Film, HD video, color, sound, 14'

Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris; Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, My Mother's Garden

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

My Mother's Garden, 2007 (still)

6'24", colour, silent

Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films

Natsuko, First Mark

Peter Nadin, Aimée Toledano and Natsuko Uchino

First Mark, 2008

Super-8mm film, 9'13"

Courtesy of the artists

Peter Nadin and Aimee Toledado, Taxonomy Transplanted

Peter Nadin and Aimée Toledano

Taxonomy Transplanted, 2012

16mm transferred to digital video, 11’39”

Courtesy of the artists

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, My Mother's Garden (still)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

My Mother's Garden, 2007 (still)

6'42'', colour, silent

Natsuko, First Mark

Peter Nadin, Aimée Toledano and Natsuko Uchino

First Mark, 2008

Super-8mm film, 9'13"

Courtesy of the artists

Peter Nadin and Aimee Toledado, Taxonomy Transplanted

Peter Nadin and Aimée Toledano

Taxonomy Transplanted, 2012

16mm transferred to digital video, 11’39”

Courtesy of the artists

PH, A Way in Untilled 2

Pierre Huyghe

A Way in Untilled, 2012

Film, HD video, colour, sound, 14'

Courtest of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, London, Paris; Esther Schipper, Berlin