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26 October 2017: The Incredible Simultaneity Console VIII

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Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management
Pil and Galia Kollectiv
2010 | 23 min | B&W | Digital

Pil and Galia Kollectiv’s Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management, is composed of a series of still photographs taken from an online archive that documents the transformation of a pioneering computing company into a religious cult. The work investigates the place of creativity in efficiency management and the operation of bureaucratic systems in a post-industrial work environments. 

Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed
Miranda Pennell
2010 | 27 min | B/W | Digital

Miranda Pennell’s Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed, narrates the 1908 memoirs of Theodore Leighton Pennell, Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier, through a film work that is entirely constructed from period still photographs that are forensically examined and probed by Pennell’s camera to reveal the beauty and charm of Army life on the North West frontier of British India, whilst the Afghans, who occupy the shadowy nitrate background, observe yet another colonial misadventure.

I Am A Spy
Sarah Wood
2014 | 23 min | B/W & Colour | Digital

It was only in the twentieth century we needed papers to have an identity. Kafka’s Joseph K scrabbled in his pocket for something better than a bicycle license to prove who he was in the brave new world where official documents separate those who belong from those who are not allowed to belong. The borders of the new nation state offered frames for subterfuge. What happened on one side of the border had to be understood on the other. In the century when we invented aviation, when we invented cinema, in an age when we can move more and see more than any other point in history why have we become so watchful and so performative? I Am A Spy is a film that observes this watchfulness.


Pil and Galia Kollectiv recently exhibited work at The Showroom Gallery, London, the Trade Gallery, Birmingham, Royal Standard, Liverpool and has screened work at the Oberhausen film festival, Limoncello, London and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Pil and Galia Kollectiv were born in Jerusalem, Israel and live and work in London.

Miranda Pennell recently screened work at Tate Britian, Kunsthaus Zurich, the London Film Festival and was awarded Best International Film/Video 2011, at the Courtisane Festival of Film, Ghent. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.

Sarah Wood has been working for the last fifteen years in artists’ film as a curator and artist filmmaker. She was born in the UK and lives and works in Cambridge.

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

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