Serpentine Cinema: On Earth, Poison and Place

Peckhamplex Cinema, SE15 4ST

10 Dec 2018 - 6:30 PM

Serpentine Cinema: On Earth, Poison and Place

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 machines, infrastructure and its impact on the biosphere and the environment. In part 2 of this screening series, on 10 December, artists reflected on toxicity and contagion in the landscape. Including films by Pierre HuygheKarrabing Film CollectiveSandra LahirePedro Neves Marques and Jane and Louise Wilson.

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Film programme:

Pedro Neves Marques, Semente Exterminadora [Exterminator Seed] (2017, 28')
Sandra Lahire, Plutonium Blonde (1986, 16')
Pierre Huyghe, Untitled (Human Mask) (2014, 19')
Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera (2012, 21')
Karrabing Film Collective, The Mermaids: Mirror Worlds (2018, 26')


Part 1 of this screening series, On Earth, Structure and Sadness, took place on 1 November at Peckhamplex, London. 

On Earth, Poison and Place was curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator, General Ecology) with Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos. Advisors: Joseph Constable (Assistant Curator, Exhibitions, Serpentine Galleries), 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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Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera 1

Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera 1

Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012, single channel video, 21'

Courtesy of the artists and 303 Gallery, New York; Forma Arts and Media Ltd.

Sandra Lahire, Plutonium Blonde

Sandra Lahire

Plutonium Blonde

1987, 16mins, colour 16mm

Courtesy of LUX, London.

Pedro Neves Marques, Semente Exterminadora 3

Pedro Neves Marques

Semente Exterminadora [Exterminator Seed]

(short-fiction film), 28’, 2017

Courtesy of the artist

Pedro Neves Marques, Semente Exterminadora

Pedro Neves Marques

Semente Exterminadora [Exterminator Seed]

(short-fiction film), 28’, 2017

Courtesy of the artist

Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera 2

Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera 2

Jane and Louise Wilson, The Toxic Camera, 2012, single channel video, 21'

Courtesy of the artists and 303 Gallery, New York; Forma Arts and Media Ltd.

Sandra Lahire, Plutonium Blonde 2

Sandra Lahire

Plutonium Blonde

1987, 16mins, colour 16mm

Courtesy of LUX, London.

Karrabing Film Collective, The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland

Pedro Neves Marques

Semente Exterminadora

2017, 28'

Courtesy of the artist