The ICA will pay homage to the best new films and moving image at this years Artists’ Film Biennial.
Since its inception in 1946 the ICA has championed new filmmaking talent, paying particular attention to contemporary art and culture and its impact on filmmaking practices. As its Artists’ Film Biennial returns for a second year it seeks to celebrate the artists that push boundaries and dare to tackle topics that are challenging and often controversial. The five-day event will give audiences the opportunity to view some of the best new film alongside rarely seen works from all over the world. They will also be able to take part in discussions and learn from international artists, curators and industry practitioners.
The Biennial will focus on themes of social and political identity and how they influence today’s filmmakers. Screenings of work from American artist Ellen Cantor and Norwegian Lars Laumann will be shown, both of which posing questions such as do geographic borders define us and to what extent do we perform in our everyday lives. Visitors will also be able to see films from and talk to members of Radclyffe Hall, a group of artists seeking to explore culture and aesthetics from a modern-day feminist point of view.
Alongside the main programme the ICA will also invite practitioners from different fields within the film industry to conduct a series of discussions and presentations. Events will look at the intimate relationship between the artist, production, distribution and exhibition of the filmmaking process; the aim of which to harbor relationships between artists and audiences, as well as giving interested parties an opportunity to learn from industry insiders.
25–29 May 2016; ica.org.uk