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28 September 2017: The Incredible Simultaneity Console IV

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Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin)
The Modern Language Experiment
2013 | 20 min | Colour | Digital

The Modern Language Experiment’s Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin), follows a collection of unnamed characters through a series of imagined future urban landscapes whilst discussing and quoting two literary works, one real and one imagined. The work investigates the temporality of the imagination and its marked tendency to live possible alternative futures now.

Plot
Julia Dogra-Brazell
2006 | 5 min | Colour | Digital

Julia Dogra-Brazell’s Plot, assembles an interlaced bricolage of visual and auditory elements, that form together without any obvious narrative scheme or chronology to create a smooth continuous mnemonic frieze that works to produce a forever delayed sensation of reverie. Plot spins out a web of minor intrigues and false narrative trails, that invites us to wander within its intricate arcadian structure.

By The Grace Of God
Ralitza Petrova
2009 | 37 min | Colour | Digital

Ralitza Petrova’s By The Grace Of God, follows the tragic odyssey of the character Jürgen, whose attempt to make contact with his imagined mother, the Queen of England, leads him to a sense of personal crisis, of aporia. Petrova’s film portrays Jürgen as a tormented outsider, ill at ease with the travails of contemporary life, who is destined to be ‘a man out of time’, a nobody searching for his illuminated heroes.

Samuel And I, Simon And I, and Ladybirds
Miranda Whall
2005-2006 | 2, 3, & 4 min | Colour | Digital

Miranda Whall’s three works Samuel and I, Simon and I and Ladybirds, all depict a series of self- portraits engaged in autoerotic activity, whilst seemingly unaware of a series of large birds, fish and cats that float, perch or mull around the white background that surrounds them. Whall’s animations defamiliarise our relation to watching these intimate moments by juxtaposing knowingly quaint watercolour renderings of scenes of female masturbation with wildlife. 

Do We Have To Play This Game?
Kristian De La Riva & Emily Russell
2006 | 5 min | B/W | Digital

Kristian De La Riva and Emily Russell’s Do We Have To Play This Game?, describes through a series of rotoscoped animated self-portraits, the sadomasochistic rituals of power that underlay all sexual relationships. 

Cut
Kristian De La Riva
2009 | 3 min | B/W | Digital

Cut explores the sense of trauma experienced after a significant personal loss, through the cartoonesque violent dismemberment of the human body as a radical strategy for cutting away all that hurts.


The Modern Language Experiment recently exhibited work at Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, Garis and Hahn, New York, the Bermondsey Project, London and at the Sluice Art Fair, London. The Modern Language Experiment where formed in 2007 and are based in London.

Julia Dogra-Brazell recently screened work at the Serpentine Gallery, London, the International Festival of Cinema and Technology, Seattle, the Louise T. Blouin Foundation, London, the Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Paperveins Museum of Art, New York and at the Lux Salon, London. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.

Ralitza Petrova recently screened work at the Cannes International Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival and won the Golden Leopard for her debut feature film Godless in 2016. She was born in Bulgaria and lives and works in London.

Miranda Whall recently exhibited work at the Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, the Skol Gallery, Montreal, the Vane Gallery, Newcastle, the Schuster Gallery, Berlin and at the Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in Aberystwyth. 

Kristian De La Riva recently exhibited work at the BCA Gallery, Bedford, the Globe Gallery, Newcastle, the Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys and at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London. He was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.

Emily Russell recently exhibited work at the Foundling Museum, London, the Globe Gallery, Newcastle, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Kettles Yard, Cambridge and at the Site Gallery, Sheffield. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.

Part of Filmarmalade's Anniversary programme, curated by Gordon Shrigley.

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