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Saturday Supplement: Artist Film International

A free screening of contemporary artist films from around the world.

Saturday Supplement: Artist Film International

A free screening of contemporary artist films from around the world

Saturday 8 December, 10am-5pm
Free, no need to book
Location: the Grand Hall

Morning programme: 10am-12.30pm
Afternoon programme: 1.30-4.40pm

The Whitworth is part of Artist Film International, a unique network of 17 art organisations that come together annually to each nominate an artist film from their region. Themed around the notion of ‘truth’, this year’s programme brings together recent work by artists working across animation, video and narrative film.

The day-long programme will include a lunchtime talk with artist Tom Ireland, whose work Actuality Picture / The Magic Lantern (Middle Chapter), 2009-17, was selected for Artist Film International 2018 by the Whitworth.

The full list of artists featured are:

Ørjan Amundsen selected by Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway; Rosa Barba selected by NBK, Berlin, Germany; Jokūbas Čižikas and Robertas Narkus selected by CAC Vilnius, Lithuania; Danielle Dean selected by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Patrick Hough selected by Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; Jibade-Khalil Huffman selected by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA; Tom Ireland selected by the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, UK; Pelin Kirca selected by Istanbul Modern, Turkey; Elena Mazzi, selected by GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; Musa Paradisiaca selected by MAAT Lisbon, Portugal; Vladimir Nikolic selected by Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia; John Skoog selected by Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden; Mikołaj Sobczak seleted by Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland; Juan Sorrentino selected by Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Yim Sui-Fong selected by Para Site, Hong Kong, China; Le Xuan Tien selected by Hanoi DOCLAB, Vietnam; Munem Wasif selected by Project 88, Mumbai, India. More about the Artist Film International

Artist Film International 2018 Programme Schedule

Morning programme: 10am-12.30pm

Jibade-Khalil Huffman
First Person Shooter, 2016

Single channel video, 23 min
Selected by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, USA

Elena Mazzi
I’m Talking to You, 2016-18

Single channel video, 11 min
Selected by GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy

Pelin Kirca
One Moonless Night, 2016

Video animation, 3.25 min

Selected by Istanbul Modern, Turkey

Mikolaj Sobczak
STAR, 2017

Video, 7.46 min

Selected by Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Poland

Le Xuang Tien
Untitled.mp4, 2017

Single channel video, 15.32 min

Selected by Hanoi DOCLAB, Hanoi, Vietnam

Short break (15 mins)


Patrick Hough
And If In A Thousand Years, 2017

HD video, sound, 21 min
Selected by Whitechapel Gallery, London

Vladimir Nikolic
There is No Landscape, 2014

Video, 6.45 min

Selected by Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia

Danielle Dean
True Red Ruin (Elmina Castle), 2017
Two-channel HD digital video, 9:39 min
Selected by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

John Skoog
Shadowland, 2014
16mm transferred to 2k/HD-video, stereo sound, 15 min
Selected by Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden

Afternoon programme: 1.30-4.40pm

1.30pm  |  Talk with Tom Ireland, AFI selected artist, and Poppy Bowers, Exhibition Curator


Tom Ireland
Actuality Picture / The Magic Lantern (chapter 5_N142291-180930 / W59999-71997), 2009-17
Digital HD video, 30 min

Complied by the artist using material courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Selected by the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, UK

Robertas Narkus and Jokūbas Čižikas
The Race, 2015

Single channel video, 10.03 min

Selected by Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Juan Sorrentino
Untitled, 2015

Single channel video, environmental sound, 8.10 min
Selected by Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Munem Wasif
Machine Matter, 2017

Single channel, BW video, 14. 06 min
Selected by Project 88, Mumbai

Short break (15 mins)


Rosa Barba
Outwardly from Earth's Center, 2007

16mm film transferred to digital, color, sound, 22 min
Selected by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) Berlin

Ørjan Amundsen
Life is Like, 2015

3:22 min

Selected by Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway

Yim Sui-Fong
Black Bird Island, 2017

Single channel video, HD, sound, colour, 6.32 min
Selected by Para Site, Hong Kong, China

Musa Paradisiaca
Masters of Velocity, 2017

16mm film transferred to HD, 4:3 colour, sound, 16.11 min
Selected by MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal

Image credit: Tom Ireland, Actuality Picture / The Magic Lantern (chapter 5_N142291-180930 / W59999-71997), 2009 – 2017, (still), Digital HD video. (Detail.)
Courtesy of the artist. Contains images courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.