bloc // October 3, 2010

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE – figure of speech ⁄⁄

Date: 18.30hrs, Thursday 11 November
Location: england


figure of speech


Curated by Adelaide Bannerman

18.30hrs Thursday 11 November

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)

The MAB Film Exercise: exercising ideas in and around artists’ film

Media Art Bath is pleased to welcome curator and Programme Director of the International Curators Forum to THE MAB FILM EXERCISE. Continuing her interest in choreographed movements in private and public space, Adelaide Bannerman presents works that (dis) orientate the narrativising modes of documentary and fiction. The programme will move from the exploration of movement through dance to address the editing techniques used by Charles Altas and Cecilia Bonilla. Here Atlas, working with choreographer, Karole Armitage, intersperses a docu-dramatic narrative amongst the choreographed sequences in Parafango (1983-4), and Bonilla creates a rhythmically disconcerting montage of commercial stills of women horse riding, Horse Riding (2008).

Adelaide Bannerman is a freelance curator and Programme Director for the International Curators Forum.

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE provides an important forum for peer-led reflection, education and critique in the South West. By inviting curators to present a programme of artists’ film, THE MAB FILM EXERCISE seeks to address both the diverse potential for artists’ film as a form and a sense of the current urgency, social or political timeliness in the work (of both curator and artist).

THE MAB FILM EXERCISE is produced and presented by Media Art Bath ´ championing contemporary art and ideas through the development of bold new work.

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