|Adam Chodzko, “The Pickers” (still), 2009. Film, colour, sound stereo, HD video. Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Contemporary. © the artist.|
A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013
November 2013–March 2014Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG
|To coincide with the unveiling of the new Tate Britain, an innovative film programme will be launched on 23 November to run on Sundays and Mondays until the end of March 2014. Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013 is the first major survey of new artists’ film and video in Britain in over a decade. These weekly screenings will recognise and celebrate the breadth of internationally acclaimed single-screen films made over the last five years. It will show work by over 80 artists and feature a mix of curated evening programmes of short works and feature-length films.Sunday afternoons will show artists’ long-form works and prizewinning feature films by artists such as Clio Barnard, Tacita Dean, Mark Leckey, Malcolm Le Grice, The Otolith Group, Ben Rivers and the influential television work of Adam Curtis.
Monday nights will host curated programmes featuring established artist filmmakers including John Akomfrah, Duncan Campbell, Steven Claydon, Phil Collins, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Elizabeth Price, Lis Rhodes, John Smith, Emily Wardill and Gillian Wearing, and a new generation of artists including Ed Atkins, Anthea Hamilton, Neil Henderson, Laure Prouvost, Samantha Rebello and James Richards.
Assembly will also feature two special Monday nights of expanded cinema and performances by Gail Pickering, Charlotte Prodger, Guy Sherwin and Heather Phillipson, among others. These evenings will be the first artist events held in the new Grand Saloon at Tate Britain.
The survey is based on international contributions from 36 leading specialists who nominated ten outstanding film works from the last five years. The programme is part of a tradition of film and video surveys such as The New Pluralism (1985) and A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain (2003) shown at Tate Britain.
Assembly will be launched with a special free screening during The House Warming Party on 23 November 2013 to celebrate the reopening of Tate Britain and conclude with a Closing Party on 15 March 2014.
I Extend My Arms (free)
The Resemblance Of Things I
The Resemblance Of Things II
Signs And Signals
Close At Hand I
Close At Hand II
Near And Further Contact I
Near And Further Contact II
Questions Of Progress I
Questions Of Progress II
Assembly Closing Party
Assembly: A Survey of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain is curated by Stuart Comer, formerly Tate, now Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; George Clark, Tate Modern; and Melissa Blanchflower, Tate Britain; with independent curators Simon Payne and Andrew Vallance
Tate Film is supported by Maja-Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation.