Serpentine Cinema: On Earth, Missing and Memory

Peckhamplex Cinema, SE15 4ST

14 Jan 2019 - 6:30 PM

Serpentine Cinema:
On Earth, Missing and Memory

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. 

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In part 3 of this screening series, on 14 January, artists reflected on ghosts, memorials and the performance of absence. The screening was introduced by architect Godofredo Pereira and included films by Matthew BurdisCao Guimarães and Rivane NeuenschwanderPierre HuygheAna Mendieta,  Christelle Lheureux and Apichatpong WeerasethakulWalid Raad/The Atlas Group and Anna Zett.

FILM PROGRAMME:
Christelle Lheureux and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ghost of Asia, Thailand / France 2005, Digital, 4:3, Dolby 5.1, colour, 9’11”
Ana Mendieta, Flower Person, Flower Body, 1975, Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent, 6’20”
Matthew Burdis, #4, from the series The Idealist and The Contrarian, 2016 – 2018, 16mm transferred to HD video, 3’ 2”
Matthew Burdis, Lindisfarne One One, 2015, HD Video, 4’25”
Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, I only wish that I could weep, 1997/2002, video (colour/silent), 7’40”
The Atlas Group in collaboration with Yussef Bitar and Georges Semerdjian, We can make rain but no one came to ask, 2003, single channel video, 18’
Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander, Blow, 2010, Super-8mm film transferred to digital video, 5’30”
Ana Mendieta, Birth (Gunpowder Works), 1981, Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, black and white, silent, 2’59”
Pierre Huyghe, Streamside Day, 2003, Super-16 mm film and video transferred to Betacam, colour, sound, 26’
Anna Zett, This Unwieldy Object, 2014, colour, sound, 47’, presented on Vdrome from 14 - 27 January 2019.

The screening was introduced by architect and researcher Godofredo Pereira

Part 1 of this screening series, On Earth, Structure and Sadness, and Part 2 On Earth, Posion and Place, took place on 1 November and 10 December 2018 at Peckhamplex, London.

On Earth, Missing and Memory is curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator, General Ecology) and Kostas Stasinopoulos with Holly Shuttleworth. Advisors: Matthew Burdis 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 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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Ana Mendieta, Flower Person, Flower Body

Ana Mendieta

Flower Person, Flower Body, 1975

Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent. Running time: 6:20 minutes.

Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

Ghost of Asia, Christelle Lheureux & Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Christelle Lheureux & Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Ghost of Asia

Thailand / France, 2005, 9'11", Digital, 4:3, Dolby 5.1 / Colour, film still

Courtesy of the artists

Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander, Blow

Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander

Blow

2000, 5'30", Super8 film transferred to digital video, film still

Courtesy of the artists

Walid Raad, I only wish that I could weep

Walid Raad/The Atlas Group

I only wish that I could weep, 1997/2002

video (colour/silent), 7’40”

Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut

Matthew Burdis, Lindisfarne One One

Matthew Burdis

Lindisfarne One One, 2015

HD Video, 4' 25"

Courtesy of the artist

Ana Mendieta, Birth

Ana Mendieta

Birth, 1981

Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, black and white, silent. Running time: 2:59 minutes.

Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

The Atlas Group, We can make rain

The Atlas Group in collaboration with Yussef Bitar and Georges Semerdjian

We can make rain but no one came to ask, 2003

single channel video, 18’

Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut

Ghost of Asia, Christelle Lheureux & Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2

Christelle Lheureux & Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Ghost of Asia

Thailand / France, 2005, 9'11", Digital, 4:3, Dolby 5.1 / Colour, film still

Courtesy of the artists

Matthew Burdis, #4

Matthew Burdis

#4, 2016 – 2018

16mm transferred to HD video, 3’ 2” seconds, from the series The Idealist and The Contrarian, 2016 – 2018

Courtesy of the artist

Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander, Blow

Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander

Blow

2000, 5'30", Super8 film transferred to digital video, film still

Courtesy of the artists

Pierre Huyghe, Streamside Day

Pierre Huyghe, Streamside Day

Pierre Huyghe, Streamside Day, 2003, Super 16 mm film and video transferred to Betacam, colour, sound 26 minutes

Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery New York / Paris

Anna Zett, This Unwieldy Object (still)

This Unwieldy Object, 2014