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4 July 2017: Non-linear: Dark Cinema


La Bouche, Camilo Restrepo, 2017, 19’09 min
Swan, Alia Syed, 1986, 4 min, 16mm
Passing as a Great Grey Owl, Charlotte Prodger, 2017, 6 min
hd live tame [version], Dan Walwin, 2017, 13’19 min
Crossing, James Richards & Leslie Thornton, 2016, 19’10 min
Eyebrow, Ulijona Odišarija, 2016, 3 min, Colour

Shama Khanna and Warehouse present a programme exploring darkness in the cinema, featuring works by Charlotte Prodger, Dan Walwin, James Richards and Leslie Thornton, Ulijona Odišarija and Alia Syed.

"All of the works have literal darkness in them - what does this kind of seeing in the dark permit? Other references assimilate darkness: subterranean and submerged (beneath the liquid screen?) post-human visions transmitted via inverted and black and white imaging; chiaroscuro and carefully lit performance; mirroring and enfolded, intimate narratives. Here artificial darkness is privileged over scenes filmed in daylight, which come as a shock or aberration." – Shama Khanna

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